PEX 8612

12-Lane, 3-Port PCI Express Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s) Switch, 19 x 19mm FCBGA

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The ExpressLane™ PEX 8612 device offers 12 PCI Express Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s) lanes, capable of configuring up to 3 ports. The switch conforms to the PCI Express Base Specification, rev 2.0. The 12-lane switch enables users to add scalable, high bandwidth, non-blocking interconnection to a wide variety of applications including workstations, communications, storage, and embedded systems as well as intelligent I/O modules and add-in cards. The PEX 8612 boasts the industry's lowest 12-lane PCIe Gen 2 latency at 150ns and unsurpassed performance with its non-blocking architecture, capable of supporting both host-centric as well as true peer-to-peer traffic. The PEX 8612 also features an on-chip Non-Transparent port for dual-host and failover applications, as well as two on-chip Hot-Plug controllers, allowing users to implement single-chip solutions. The device is hardware configurable and software programmable, allowing users to tailor their port configurations and QoS operating characteristics to suit their application requirements. The PEX 8612 is offered in a 19 x 19mm 324-ball FCBGA. This device is available in lead-free packaging. This device supports Access Control Services (ACS).

Lifecycle Status


Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Distrib. Inventory No
DMA --
Dual/ Multi Cast DC
Lanes 12
Latency 150ns
Multi- Root/ Multi- Host 3
Non-Transparency 1
Packaging Size 19mm X 19mm
PCI-SIG® Base Spec. r2.0
Port Count 3
Power Typ. 2.2
Read Pacing Yes
SSC (Spread Spectrum Clocking ) 4
Temperature -5°C +85°C
Virtual Channels 1
Application Note16 i
Data Book2 i
Design Guide1 i
Errata1 i
HSPICE Model1 i
Obsolescence Notice1 i
Product Change Notice (PCN)5 i
Quality & Reliability7 i
Rapid Development Kit1 i
Reliability Data Sheet1 i
Selection Guide1 i
Test Report1 i
White Papers4 i

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