PLX Technology, Inc. introduced ExpressLane PCIe Gen 2 switches which include the PEX 8648 (48 lanes, 12 ports), PEX 8632 (32 lanes, 12 ports), PEX 8624 (24 lanes, 6 ports), PEX 8616 (16 lanes, 4 ports) and PEX 8612 (12 lanes, 3 ports). These Gen 2 switches features includw the low latency, low power, high performance, integrated non-transparent ports and Hot-Plug controllers, the smallest Flip-Chip packaging, and highly flexible port configurations up to x16 -- all elements that feed the requirements of next-generation graphics, backplanes, server, storage, HBA/NIC, and embedded markets. The switches are fully compliant with the PCI-SIG PCIe base specification 2.0 and are backward compatible with Gen 1 allowing ease of migration with existing designs. Integrated non-transparency enables PCIe use in multi-host, host-failover/redundant systems and intelligent I/O modules. Volume quantity pricing starts at $25 for the lower 12-lane-count PEX 8612 to $75 for the higher 48-lane-count PEX 8648.
PLX Technology, Inc.
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