ExpressLane™ PCI Express Switches

ExpressLane™ PCI Express Switches

ExpressLane™ PCI Express Gen 3 Switches are the world's first and bring to market a next generation of speed and performance. Offering multi-host PCI Express switching capability, these new devices feature superior performance, low latency, low power consumption, integrated non-transparency, integrated Hot-Plug support, small packaging and highly flexible configurations.

PLX ExpressLane™ Gen 3 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)
r3.0 PEX 8796 96 24 150 4 MC No Yes 2 -- 6 1 24 18.6 -40° +85° 35 x 35
r3.0 PEX 8780 80 20 150 4 MC No Yes 2 -- 5 1 20 16.6 -40° +85° 35 x 35
r3.0 PEX 8764 64 16 150 4 MC No Yes 2 -- 4 1 16 12.4 -40° +85° 35 x 35
r3.0 PEX 8750 48 12 150 3 MC No Yes 2 -- 4 1 12 10.3 -40° +85° 27 x 27
r3.0 PEX 8749 48 18 126 6 MC Yes Yes 2 4 3 2 12 7.3 0° +70° 27 x 27
r3.0 PEX 8748 48 12 126 6 MC Yes Yes 1 -- 3 1 -- 7.3 0° +70° 27 x 27
r3.0 PEX 8747 48 5 126 -- MC Yes Yes -- -- -- 1 -- 7.3 0° +70° 19 x 21
r3.0 PEX 8734 32 8 150 2 MC No Yes 2 -- 2 1 8 6.2 -40° +85° 27 x 27
r3.0 PEX 8733 32 18 132 4 MC Yes Yes 2 4 3 2 8 6.4 0° +70° 27 x 27
r3.0 PEX 8732 32 8 132 4 MC Yes Yes 1 -- 3 1 -- 5.8 0° +70° 27 x 27
r3.0 PEX 8725 24 10 132 4 MC Yes Yes 2 4 3 2 6 5.4 0° +70° 19 x 19
r3.0 PEX 8724 24 6 132 4 MC Yes Yes 1 -- 3 1 -- 5.4 0° +70° 19 x 19
r3.0 PEX 8718 16 5 154 1 MC No Yes 1 -- 1 1 4 2.9 -40° +85° 19 x 19
r3.0 PEX 8717 16 10 138 2 MC Yes Yes 2 4 3 2 4 4.9 0° +70° 19 x 19
r3.0 PEX 8716 16 4 138 2 MC Yes Yes 1 -- 3 1 -- 4.3 0° +70° 19 x 19
r3.0 PEX 8714 12 5 158 1 MC No Yes 1 -- 1 1 4 2.7 -40° +85° 19 x 19
r3.0 PEX 8713 12 10 138 2 MC Yes Yes 2 4 3 2 3 4.7 0° +70° 19 x 19
r3.0 PEX 8712 12 3 138 2 MC Yes Yes 1 -- 3 1 -- 4.1 0° +70° 19 x 19

* 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 3 devices are fully backwards compatible to older specifications and recommended for all new designs
DC = Dual Cast™; MC = Multicast;

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