Does anyone know what the Max Junction temperature is for the MT27508 IC on a ConnectX-3

Does anyone know what the Max Junction temperature is for the MT27508 IC on a ConnectX-3, or where I can find it?

or failing that what is the max operating temperatures for ConnectX-3 cards, we are actutally using Dell Mezzanine card versions of the X-3

Hi Viki,

Where can I get a Mellanox document including this thermal specification?

Thanks,

Kevin

I had the same question for the ConnectX-4 EDR (MCX455A-ECAT) cards. Any idea if the temperature threshold is 120 degrees C for that card?

Hello,

Mellanox HCAs’ temperature threshold is 105 [degrees centigrade]. Temperature measured on HCA lower or equal than this threshold is considered as proper temperature.

You can measure it also using mget_temp tool that comes with MFT (Mellanox firmware tool) that can be downloaded from Mellanox website:

http://www.mellanox.com/page/management_tools http://www.mellanox.com/page/management_tools

Regards,

Viki

Hi,

Please note that I corrected my answer above. The maximum temperature is 105 C. this is the Junction Temperature (chip temp).

If you use the mget_temp utility from the Mellanox firmware tool (MFT), it gives you the Junction Temperature, so 105 and lower is ok.

This is relevant for both ConnectX-3 and ConnectX-4.

This information can be found in the adapter’s datasheets. this document can be provided by Mellanox support only if there is NDA signed.

The 55C temperature you see in the adapter HW user manual is the Ambient Temperature- this temperature cannot be measured by Mellanox tools.

For example- page 68:

http://www.mellanox.com/related-docs/user_manuals/ConnectX-3_VPI_Single_and_Dual_QSFP+_Port_Adapter_Card_User_Manual.pdf http://www.mellanox.com/related-docs/user_manuals/ConnectX-3_VPI_Single_and_Dual_QSFP+_Port_Adapter_Card_User_Manual.pdf

Best Regards,

Viki

Hi Viki,

Does anyone know what the Max Junction temperature is main chip IC on ConnectX-6