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PLX leads the market for
PCI Express Gen 2 Switches


 

PLX Technology Logo small The PLX Gen 2 solution offers
higher speed and unique features
PLX Technology Logo small The PLX Gen 2
Demo Opportunities

  • Double the bandwidth from 2.5Gb/s to 5Gb/s
  • Read Pacing – allows for optimal bandwidth sharing
  • Dual Cast – data sent to two ports which improves write performance
  • Integrated Non Transparent (NT) Port for dual host support
  • Dynamic Buffer Allocation – optimizes system performance as traffic changes
  • Low latency
  • Low power


Contact Symmetry Electronics to schedule a demo of the PCI Express Gen 2 Rapid Development Kit (RDK):
(866) 506-8829

Fast Hardware Prototyping
  • Proven starting point for your design
  • Reusable hardware building blocks
  • Prototype key hardware well in advance of board fabrication – prove out ideas
Software Development Platform
  • Develop your code while waiting for your custom hardware
  • Evaluate PLX software prior to incorporating into your code base
  • Test ideas on “known good” hardware


  PLX ExpressLane™ Gen 2 PCI Express compliant Switches

Part Number Lanes Ports Latency (ns) Dual Cast Read Pacing DBA* NT* DMA* HPC* VCs* SSC* Power
Typ. (W)
Package
Size (mm2)
PEX 8604 4 4 190 Yes Yes Yes Yes -- ^^ 2 Yes 1.5 15 x 15
PEX 8606 6 6 190 Yes Yes Yes Yes -- ^^ 2 Yes 1.6 15 x 15
PEX 8608 8 8 140 Yes Yes Yes Yes -- ^^ 2 Yes 1.7 15 x 15
PEX 8612 12 3 150 Yes Yes Yes Yes -- 2 1 -- 2.0 19 x 19
PEX 8614 12 12 140 Yes Yes Yes Yes -- ^^ 2 Yes 1.9 19 x 19
PEX 8616 16 4 150 Yes Yes Yes Yes -- 2 1 -- 2.2 19 x 19
PEX 8618 16 16 140 Yes Yes Yes Yes -- ^^ 2 Yes 2.2 19 x 19
PEX 8624 24 6 145 Yes Yes Yes Yes -- 3 1 -- 3.0 19 x 19
PEX 8632 32 12 145 Yes Yes Yes Yes -- 3 1 -- 2.8 27 x 27
PEX 8647 48 3 140 Yes Yes Yes Yes -- 3 1 -- 3.8 27 x 27
PEX 8648 48 12 140 Yes Yes Yes Yes -- 3 1 -- 4.0 27 x 27

* DBA = Dynamic Buffer Allocation; NT = Non-Transparency; DMA = Direct Memory Access; HPC = Hot-Plug Controllers; ^^ = Hot-Plug control via I2C; VCs = Virtual Channels; SSC = Spread Spectrum Clock Isolation; Gen 2 devices are fully backwards compatible to r1.1/1.0a



PLX also offers a wide-range of standard I/O interconnect devices including PCI Express Switches, PCI Express Bridges, PCI to PCI / PCI to PCI-X Bridges, USB Controllers and I/O Accelerators. The document listed below contains high level features of each of our devices to enable you to evaluate which solution will address your design requirements. We recommend that you peruse this document to gain an understanding of our complete product line (from PCI Express to I/O Accelerators) or individual product families (PCI Express Switches, PCI Express Bridges, USB Controllers, PCI Bridges or I/O Accelerators).

Complete PLX Product Listing (491KB file)

PLX PCI Express Presentation (4.2MB zip file)