PEX 8647

PEX 8647  Lead Free  PCI-SIG Integrator's List

48-Lane, 3-Port PCI Express Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s) Switch, 27 x 27mm FCBGA

The ExpressLane™ PEX 8647 device offers 48 PCI Express Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s) lanes, configured as 3 x16 ports. The switch conforms to the PCI Express Base Specification, rev 2.0. The 48-lane switch enables users to add scalable, high bandwidth, non-blocking interconnection to high-end graphics applications such as high-resolution gaming, high-resolution medical/scientific imaging, and dual-graphics systems. The PEX 8647 boasts the industry's lowest PCIe Gen2 latency at 140ns and unsurpassed performance with its non-blocking architecture, capable of supporting both host-centric as well as true peer-to-peer traffic. The device is hardware configurable and software programmable, allowing users to tailor their port configurations and QoS operating characteristics to suit their application requirements. The PEX 8647 is offered in a 27 x 27mm 676-ball FCBGA. This device is available in lead-free packaging. This device supports Access Control Services (ACS).

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PEX 8647 Technical Documentation

Document/Resources Everyone Access Requires Membership Requires NDA Description Version Date
Product Brief Download     Product Overview 1.0 04/09
Data Book     Download Detailed Technical Specifications 1.3 06June12
Design Notes     Download Dual Cast, 8600 family feature (white paper) 1.0 10/07
    Download Dynamic Buffer Pool, 8600 family feature (white paper) 1.0 10/07
    Download Error Recovery and Fencing Mechanisms (white paper) 1.0 01/08
    Download Hardware Design Checklist 1.0 10/08
    Download Power Management Modes, PEX 8600 Products (white paper) 1.0 04/08
    Download Quick Start Hardware Design Guide 1.2 01/08
    Download Read Pacing, 8600 family feature (white paper) 1.0 10/07
    Download REXT Link Issue Overview 1.0 30Apr12
    Download REXT Resistor Guidelines 1.2 12Apr12
Errata     Download Silicon Errata List 1.9 16June11
Interoperability     Download Interoperability Report 1.0 05/08
Application Notes     Download Error Injection (White Paper) 1.0 04/10
    Download Gen 2 switch compatibility with Gen 1 devices 1.2 11/09
  Download   PCI-to-PCI Express Bridge Interoperability Issues in Some Windows Platforms 1.0 13May13
    Download Using a PCIe Switch as a Bandwidth Bridge 1.0 04/10
    Download Using Dual Cast feature of Gen 2 switches 1.0 05/08
    Download Using the Performance Monitor Feature (white paper) 1.0 07Jul10
Videos   View HTML   IO Sharing via PLX PCIe Switches -- Oct 2010
  View HTML   PCI Express 3.0 over Optical Cable -- Oct 2010
  View HTML   PCI Express Clustering for next generation data centers -- Oct 2010
Product Change Notification (PCN)     Download ION-2012-1: Information only, updating packaging material to ULA rating -- 18Apr12
    Download PCN-2008-10: Die revision -- 11/08
    Download PCN-2010-9-: ASEK Package Reliability Full Qualification Report -- 05Nov10
    Download PCN-2012-1: Changing REXT substrate grounding 1.0 18May12
Ordering Information View HTML     Part Number, Listing and Compliance -- --
Quality & Reliability   Download   Certificate of Compliance (CoC) - REACH138/RoHS2/Halogen-Free -- 15Mar13
  Download   Certificate of Compliance (CoC) - REACH144/RoHS2/Halogen-Free -- 28Aug13
  Download   Certificate of Compliance, REACH 151, RoHS2 and Halogen-Free -- 04Mar14
    Download ICP Test Report -- --
    Download Lead-Free Reflow Profile & Peak Temperature -- --
    Download Materials Analysis Data (27x27 PBGA) 1.1 12June13
  Download   Moisture/Reflow Sensitivity Classification (IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020D.1) -- 03/08
    Download Reliability Qualification Report -- --
  Download   REXT Package Reliability Qualification Report 2.0 29Aug12
    Download RoHS 6/6 Certificate of Compliance (PEX86xx Flip Chip BGA products with a suffix 'F') -- --
Webinars   View HTML   About PLX PCIe Gen3 Switches (may require Webex plug-in) -- 05Oct11

PEX 8647 Development Tools

Document/Resources Everyone Access Requires Membership Requires NDA Description Version Date
Signal Integrity Kit     Download PCIe Receiver Equalization (white paper) 1.0 12/08
    Download PLX Gen 2 Testing over "16 / 30" Tyco Comm Backplane (presentation) 1.0 12/08
    Download PLX PCI Express over 30" of Legacy Backplane (white paper) 1.0 07/08
    Download Tool provides loss estimation and bandwidth distortion for a specified trace distance and configuration. 2.0 06/08
    Download Using PEX 8648 SMA based (SI) Card (white paper) 1.3 20Jul10
Rapid Development Kit (RDK)     Download Hardware Reference Manual 1.2 11/08
Software Development Kit (SDK)   View HTML   Software Development Kit -- --
BSDL     Download Boundary Scan Description Language files 1.0 02/09
HSPICE Model     Download HSPICE Model 1.0 04/09
OrCAD     Download OrCAD Library 1.1 07/08
GERBER     Download Preliminary RDK Gerber files 0.82 01/08
Design Guidelines     Download PCB Layout Review Guide 1.1 29Sep12

Relevant Press Releases

Release Date Announcement
09/27/11 Industry-Leading PCI Express Compliancy List Grows with Addition of New Switch, Bridge Products
08/01/11 PLX to Present on PCI Express-SSD Storage at Flash Memory Summit
06/21/11 PLX and Avago Technologies Team-Up to Prove PCI Express over Fiber Optics at 64Gbps
04/26/11 PLX Switches Selected to Provide Unique x16 PCI Express Bandwidth for CPU-GPUs in HP ProLiant Servers
11/08/10 PLX Announces Sampling of Industry's First PCI Express 3.0 Switches
10/18/10 PLX Techology Executive to Present at Linley High-Speed Interconnect Conference

PEX 8647 Applications

Application Description Document
Graphics/Video Dual Graphics High Performance Fan-Out & Peer-to-Peer Communication ExpressApps#49
(PDF)
Servers Blade Servers - Create PCIe Ports & End Points ExpressApps#44
(PDF)
Communications Router/Switch Create High Throughput & Performance ExpressApps#50
(PDF)
Communications & Embedded MicroTCA -- Create MCH Switch Fabric with PCI Express ExpressApps#47
(PDF)