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PCIe devices provide full-line rate throughput

Posted: 22 Mar 2007     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:PCIe  bladed systems  IDT  PCI Express  switches 

Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDT) is sampling PCIe-based system interconnect devices designed to manage all communications throughout high-density bladed systems while providing full-line rate throughput.

The seven PCIe switches range from an 8-port, 32-lane configuration on the low end to the industry's largest monolithic PCIe switch with 16 ports and 64 lanes. The seven PCIe switches enable equipment providers to use PCIe as the primary system interconnect for demanding server, storage, communications and embedded applications.

Full-line rate performance
Three of the latest devices are PCIe-based system interconnect switches that manage communications between roots and intelligent end-points throughout a bladed system. They provide full-line rate performance for multiple simultaneous traffic flows regardless of system loading.

The remaining four devices are new inter-domain PCIe switches. This new class of switching products consists of two and three port devices that support address translation and non-transparent bridging between PCIe domains.

The IDT system interconnect solution surpasses simple peer-to-peer switching by offering robust support for communication between multiple roots and providing constructs for I/O virtualisation and sharing that leverage PCIe processors and end-points.

'Lowest' power consumption
According to IDT, the seven PCIe switches offer the lowest power consumption per port of any PCIe system switching product available in the market.

All of the switches have a dedicated evaluation and development kit for device testing and analysis and system emulation. Each kit consists of a hardware development board with representative upstream and downstream connectivity, and an IDT-developed, GUI-based software environment that enables the designer to tune system and device configurations to meet system requirements.

For additional information, including pricing and specific sampling schedule, visit the company Website.

- Ismini Scouras
eeProductCenter




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