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RB600/RB800 SFP Daughtercard?

Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:41 pm

I have seen a few requests for some kind of SFP slot. Mikrotik hasn't said anything about that, but what about making a daughtercard with SFP slots?

Any thoughts?

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Re: RB600/RB800 SFP Daughtercard?

Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:15 am

I don't think it makes sense to have SFP if you are limited to the PCI speed
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Re: RB600/RB800 SFP Daughtercard?

Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:38 pm

Doesnt the RB800 have a mini-pcie expansion slot?
 
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Re: RB600/RB800 SFP Daughtercard?

Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:39 pm

I was thinking RB600. RB800 yes, has PCIe x4
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Re: RB600/RB800 SFP Daughtercard?

Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:52 pm

Hello Normis
Which daughterboard is expected to PCI-e?
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Re: RB600/RB800 SFP Daughtercard?

Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:35 pm

I don't think it makes sense to have SFP if you are limited to the PCI speed
sfp can be used to connect directly a fiber without add a media converter!
 
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Re: RB600/RB800 SFP Daughtercard?

Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:22 pm

Good old PCI is 133MB/s, which would be enough for almost all our customers. You'll be CPU limited before you hit 1Gbps on the RB600 anyway.

Not that it helps us though, we'd need a 1U rack mountable cabinet for it and that's difficult with a daughterboard.
 
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Re: RB600/RB800 SFP Daughtercard?

Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:14 pm

good old PCI is 1Gbps and that is max possible throughput with all the overhead of the bus. So you can get maximum of about 800Mbps from that bus of useful data.

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