ExpressLane™ PCI Express Switches

ExpressLane™ PCI Express Switches

ExpressLane™ PCI Express Gen 2 Switches offer the highest performance, Dual Cast, Read Pacing, lowest latency, lowest power consumption, integrated non-transparency, integrated Hot-Plug support, small flip-chip packaging and highly flexible configurations up to x16.

  • Highly Flexible Port Configurations
  • Lowest Power and Lowest Latency
  • Non-Transparent Port Capability
  • True Peer-to-Peer Data Transfer
  • Hot-Plug Support
  • Supports Access Control Services (ACS)
  • Gen 2 performancePAK™
    • Dual Cast™
    • Read Pacing™
    • Dynamic Buffer Allocation
    • DMA-engine
  • Gen 2 visionPAK™
    • Performance Monitoring
    • Packet Generator
    • Measure SerDes Eye Width
    • Error Injection

PLX ExpressLane™ Gen 2 PCI Express Compliant Switches

PCI-SIG® Base Spec. Part Number Lanes Ports Latency (ns) Multi- Root/ Multi- Host Dual/ Multi Cast Read Pacing ACS/ ARI* NT* DMA* HPC* VCs* SSC* Power Typ. (W) Temp. (C°) Package Size (mm2)
r2.0 PEX 8696 96 24 176 8 MC Yes Yes 1 -- 4 1 -- 10.2 -5° +85° 35 x 35
r2.0 PEX 8680 80 20 176 6 MC Yes Yes 1 -- 4 1 -- 9.0 -5° +85° 35 x 35
r2.0 PEX 8664 64 16 176 5 MC Yes Yes 1 -- 4 1 -- 7.9 -5° +85° 35 x 35
r2.0 PEX 8649 48 12 176 4 MC Yes Yes 1 -- 3 1 -- 6.7 -5° +85° 27 x 27
r2.0 PEX 8648 48 12 140 -- DC Yes Yes 1 -- 3 1 -- 3.5 -40° +85° 27 x 27
r2.0 PEX 8647 48 3 140 -- DC Yes Yes -- -- -- 1 -- 3.5 -5° +85° 27 x 27
r2.0 PEX 8636 36 24 200 8 MC Yes Yes 1 -- 4 1 -- 8.1 -5° +85° 35 x 35
r2.0 PEX 8632 32 12 145 -- DC Yes Yes 1 -- 3 1 -- 2.9 -40° +85° 27 x 27
r2.0 PEX 8625 24 24 200 8 MC Yes Yes 1 -- 4 1 -- 7.7 -5° +85° 35 x 35
r2.0 PEX 8624 24 6 145 -- DC Yes Yes 1 -- 3 1 -- 2.6 -40° +85° 19 x 19
r2.0 PEX 8619 16 16 140 -- DC Yes Yes 1 4 ^^ 2 1 2.0 -40° +85° 19 x 19
r2.0 PEX 8618 16 16 140 -- DC Yes Yes 1 -- ^^ 2 1 1.9 -5° +85° 19 x 19
r2.0 PEX 8617 16 4 140 -- DC Yes Yes 1 -- ^^ 2 1 1.9 -40° +85° 19 x 19
r2.0 PEX 8616 16 4 150 -- DC Yes Yes 1 -- 2 1 -- 2.3 -5° +85° 19 x 19
r2.0 PEX 8615 12 12 140 -- DC Yes Yes 1 4 ^^ 2 1 1.8 -40° +85° 19 x 19
r2.0 PEX 8614 12 12 140 -- DC Yes Yes 1 -- ^^ 2 1 1.7 -5° +85° 19 x 19
r2.0 PEX 8613 12 3 140 -- DC Yes Yes 1 -- ^^ 2 1 1.7 -40° +85° 19 x 19
r2.0 PEX 8612 12 3 150 -- DC Yes Yes 1 -- 2 1 -- 2.2 -5° +85° 19 x 19
r2.0 PEX 8609 8 8 140 -- DC Yes Yes 1 4 ^^ 2 1 1.6 -40° +85° 15 x 15
r2.0 PEX 8608 8 8 140 -- DC Yes Yes 1 -- ^^ 2 1 1.4 -5° +85° 15 x 15
r2.0 PEX 8606 6 6 190 -- DC Yes Yes 1 -- ^^ 2 1 1.3 -40° +85° 15 x 15
r2.1 PEX 8605 4 4 250 -- -- -- Yes -- -- -- 1 -- 0.8 -40° +85° 10 x 10
r2.0 PEX 8604 4 4 190 -- DC Yes Yes 1 -- ^^ 2 1 1.3 -40° +85° 15 x 15
r2.1 PEX 8603 3 3 250 -- -- -- Yes -- -- -- 1 -- 0.7 -40° +85° 10 x 10

* ACS = Access Control Service; ARI = Alternative Routing-ID Interpretation; NT = Non-Transparency; DMA = Direct Memory Access;
HPC = Hot-Plug Controllers; VCs = Virtual Channels; SSC = Spread Spectrum Clock Isolation;
^^ = Hot-Plug control via I2C; Gen 2 devices are fully backwards compatible to r1.1/1.0a and recommended for all new designs
DC = Dual Cast™; MC = Multicast;

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