ExpressLane™ PCI Express Switches

ExpressLane™ PCI Express Switches

ExpressLane™ PCI Express (PCIe) Switch Family includes high performance, lowest latency, lowest power, multipurpose, highly flexible and highly configurable devices.

  • 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 (Gen 2/3)
  • Gen 2/3 performancePAK™
    • Dual Cast™
    • Read Pacing™
    • Dynamic Buffer Allocation
    • DMA-engine
  • Gen 2/3 visionPAK™
    • Performance Monitoring
    • Packet Generator
    • Measure SerDes Eye Width
    • Error Injection

PLX ExpressLane™ Gen 3, Gen 2 & Gen 1 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
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
r1.1 / 1.0a PEX 8548 48 9 110 -- -- -- -- -- -- 3 1 -- 4.9 -40° +85° 37.5 x 37.5
r1.1 / 1.0a PEX 8547 48 3 110 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 -- 4.9 -5° +85° 37.5 x 37.5
r1.1 / 1.0a PEX 8533 32 6 115 -- -- -- -- -- -- 3 1 -- 3.3 -40° +85° 35 x 35
r1.1 / 1.0a PEX 8532 32 8 275 -- -- -- -- Yes -- 8 2 -- 5.7 -40° +85° 35 x 35
r1.1 / 1.0a PEX 8525 24 5 115 -- -- -- -- -- -- 3 1 -- 2.6 -40° +85° 31 x 31
r1.1 / 1.0a PEX 8524 24 6 275 -- -- -- -- Yes -- 6 2 -- 3.9 -40° +85° 31 x 31
r1.1 / 1.0a PEX 8518 16 5 150 -- -- -- -- Yes -- 5 2 Yes 2.6 -40° +85° 23 x 23
r1.1 / 1.0a PEX 8517*** 16 5 150 -- -- -- -- Yes -- 4 2 -- 2.6 -40° +85° 27 x 27
r1.1 / 1.0a PEX 8516** 16 4 275 -- -- -- -- Yes -- 4 2 -- 3.2 -40° +85° 27 x 27
r1.1 / 1.0a PEX 8512 12 5 150 -- -- -- -- Yes -- 5 2 Yes 2.1 -40° +85° 23 x 23
r1.1 / 1.0a PEX 8509 8 8 118 -- -- -- -- -- -- 3 1 -- 1.2 -40° +85° 15 x 15
r1.1 / 1.0a PEX 8508 8 5 150 -- -- -- -- Yes -- 5 2 Yes 1.6 -40° +85° 19 x 19
r1.1 / 1.0a PEX 8505 5 5 138 -- -- -- -- -- -- 3 1 -- 0.8 -40° +85° 15 x 15

* 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;
** Not Recommended for New Designs. Use PEX 8518. Please use PEX 8518 for new designs.
*** Recommended only for Designs Migrating from the PEX 8516.
^ PEX 8524 is also available in 35 x 35mm packaging.

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