PLX Technology, Inc. is the leading supplier of PCI Express (PCIe) Bridges and Switches and other standard input/output (I/O) interconnect silicon. PLX's innovative products and supporting tools enable customers to develop systems with industry-leading performance, scalability, and reliability. PLX's products are available as standard off-the-shelf solutions which allow customers to bring their designs to market faster.
PLX Technology ExpressLane™ PEX 86xx is the industry's largest PCI Express Gen 2 Switch. The PLX Technology PEX 86xx offers Multi-Host PCI Express switching capability enabling users to connect multiple hosts to their respective endpoints via scalable, high bandwidth, non-blocking interconnection to a wide variety of applications, including servers, storage systems, and communications platforms. The PEX 86xx uses an enhanced version of the field tested PLX Technology PEX 8648 PCIe switch architecture, which allows users to configure the device in legacy single-host mode or multi-host mode with up to eight host ports capable of 1+1 (one active and one backup) or N+1 (N active and one backup) host failover. This PCI Express Gen 2 Switch supports packet cut-thru with a maximum latency of 176ns (x16 to x16).
The PLX Technology NET2270 USB 2.0 controller is designed for simplicity and flexibility while maintaining high performance. The NET2270 comes with one control and three programmable endpoints to work with any combination of control, interrupt, isochronous, and bulk transfers and has multiple built-in functions that allow maximum flexibility, including user selectable modes for endpoint FIFO assignments, direct or multiplexed register-addressing, and split DMA bus.This highly integrated PLX Technology controller features an analog USB 2.0 transceiver, Serial Interface Engine, two 1KB bi-directional FIFO RAM arrays, and more. The PLX Technology NET2270 controller is optimized for single or bi-directional data transfer devices such as printers, scanners, digital cameras, mass storage, and audio products.
ExpressLane™ PEX 8508 8-lane, 5-port switch offers PCI Express switching capability that conforms to the PCI Express Specification r1.1. Offered in a 19mm x 19mm 296-ball PBGA, the PEX8508 enables users to add low-cost, scalable high bandwidth switching, both fan-in/out and peer-to-peer, to a wide variety of applications. Non-transparent bridging allows designers to isolate processors in multi-host designs. The switch is hardware configurable and software programmable, allowing users to tailor their port configurations and quality-of-service system needs to suit their requirements for applications that include office automation, network interface adapters, docking stations, AMC cards, and processor isolation for servers, storage, and communications.