Magma ( has announces its
first 4-slot x 8 PC Express solution in an 1U
form factor. According to Randy Jones, president
and CEO of Magma, its features include:

° Communication bandwidth supported between host
and expansion chassis is up to 2 GB/second in
each direction, in simultaneous transmit and
receive mode;

° “Plug ‘n play” installation, supporting seamless integration;

° Supports automatic power-up control of the chassis by the host;

° Supports hot-swappable PCI Express slots;

° The ability to daisy-chain or fan as many slots
as host configuration will allow;

° Supports ability to be connected to laptop through ExpressCard interface.

Magma’s PCI Express expansion systems consists of
a host card, cable and chassis.