PEX 8696

96-Lane, 24-Port PCI Express Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s) Switch, 35 x 35mm FCBGA

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The ExpressLane™ PEX 8696 device is the industry's first PCIe switch to offer 96 PCI Express Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s) lanes, capable of configuring up to 24 flexible ports. The switch conforms to the PCI Express Base Specification, rev 2.0. The 96-lane switch enables users to add scalable, high bandwidth, non-blocking interconnection to a wide variety of applications including servers, communications, storage, blade servers, and embedded systems. The PEX 8696 supports the PCI-SIG defined Multicast protocol for PCI Express as well as Multi-root architecture supporting up to eight upstream ports for backplane applications. The PEX 8696 also features an on-chip Non-Transparent port for dual-host and failover applications, as well as four 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 8696 is offered in a 35 x 35mm 1156-ball FCBGA. This device is available in lead-free packaging. This device supports Access Control Services (ACS).

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Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Distrib. Inventory No
DMA --
Dual/ Multi Cast MC
Lanes 96
Latency 176ns
Multi- Root/ Multi- Host 8
Non-Transparency 1
Packaging Size 35mm X 35mm
PCI-SIG® Base Spec. r2.0
Port Count 24
Power Typ. 10.2
Read Pacing Yes
SSC (Spread Spectrum Clocking )
Temperature -5°C +85°C
Virtual Channels 1
Application Note13 i
Data Book2 i
Design Guide1 i
Errata1 i
HSPICE Model1 i
Miscellaneous1 i
Product Change Notice (PCN)4 i
Quality & Reliability15 i
Rapid Development Kit2 i
Reliability Data Sheet1 i
Selection Guide1 i
Test Report2 i
White Papers4 i

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