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PCIe Gen 2 Switches Available with 96- and 80-Lane Options

Sat, 03/21/2009 - 8:47am

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plx pexPLX Technology, Inc. announced four new high PCIe switches targeting servers, enterprise storage, control planes, and ultra-gaming, while featuring the highest PCIe switch lane counts in the industry, according to the company. The switch family includes 96-lane and 80-lane options, as well as x16 support for designers requiring high throughput, such as graphics and backplane applications. The PLX ExpressLane PEX 8696 (96 lanes, 24 ports), PEX 8680 (80 lanes, 20 ports), PEX 8664 (64 lanes, 16 ports) and PEX 8649 (48 lanes, 12 ports) PCI-SIG® PCIe 2.0 (Gen 2)  specification-compliant featuring support for x16 port configurations and non-transparency (NT), as well as visionPAK and performancePAK development tools. These devices also implement desirable Multi-root and Multicast features. These large switches allow designers to build switch fabrics, redundant backplanes and large IO/storage drawers without having to deal with high latency, high power consumption and bandwidth limitations associated with use of multiple smaller switch chips. The PEX 8696, PEX 8680, PEX 8664 and PEX 8649 volume prices are $148.15, $127.75, $105.85 and $78.40.

PLX Technology, Inc.
(408) 774-9060, www.plxtech.com

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