PLX Technology Inc. is getting ready to sample this July what it says
is the industry's only three-lane PCI Express (PCIe) Gen2 switch, and a new four-lane
PCIe Gen2 switch, both of which are in the market's smallest 10x10mm QFN
ExpressLane PEX8603 (3 lanes, 3 ports) and PEX8605 (4 lanes, 4 ports) switches offer
very low power requirements, down to 0.6W typical, have
exclusive optional x1 and x2 port configurations, along with unique debug
diagnostic circuitry backed by powerful free software tools.
Applications include digital televisions, set-top boxes, home
gateways, security systems, cable modems, DVRs, multi-function printers,
digital media servers, video surveillance, and
numerous other control-plane and embedded applications.
W typical power
x1 and x2 port configurations
Ranges from $4 to
$6 in volume.
Sample globally in July 2011
and will be in full production in Q3'11.
Datasheets: PEX8603 and PEX8605