SUNNYVALE, Calif. --- PLX Technology Inc. is using the so-called 'Raser', or Rambus serial link technology, developed by Rambus Inc. within its recently announced PCI Express bridging and switching chips.
Rambus, best know as a developer of synchronous data interfaces for DRAMs that it has made available under license, and PLX Technology announced a collaboration and licensing agreement for PCI Express I/O technology today (February 10, 2003).
PLX has licensed the Raser technology to help it achieve the 2.5 gigabits per second (Gbps), point-to-point, serial interface connections required for PCI Express products, the company said. The collaboration between the two companies is intended to address the development of next-generation PCI Express standards in the 5-Gbit/s to 10-Gbit/s range.
The Rambus PCI Express interface cell is based on Rambus' existing TSMC 0.13-micron Ethernet XAUI cell that has been characterized by Rambus and XAUI customers.