San Jose, Calif.IDT (Integrated Device Technology Inc.) has started to sample three new PCI Express (PCIe) Gen2 switching products that provide high performance, line rate throughput and integrate IDT Power Smart technology to solve system-level thermal management challenges in enterprise applications leveraging high-performance networking and storage controllers, including 10 gigabit Ethernet and 8 gigabit Fibre Channel devices.
According to IDT, the devices are the first PCIe interconnect products to integrate a temperature sensor, helping to provide IDT customers with the critical system-level thermal data necessary to enable optimized power management, load balancing and mitigation of potential thermal-related faults and outages.
The three new devicesa 10-lane, 4-port switch, 12-lane, 3-port switch and 16-lane, 4-port switchprovide high-performance PCIe Gen2 connectivity, and integrate power saving and thermal management features. Employing key power management extensions to the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) PCI Express Base 2.0, the new switches decrease or eliminate thermal management devices and airflow requirements reducing overall system cost and improving time to market through reduced thermal engineering cycles. Further, the integration of temperature sensing functionality enables the devices to provide localized thermal feedback for global system management.
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