PLX Technology ExpressLane™ PEX 86xx PCI Express Gen 2 Switch
PLX Technology / Avago ExpressLane™ PEX 86xx is the industry's largest PCI Express Gen 2 Switch. The PLX Technology / Avago 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 / Avago 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).