Microsemi releases Switchtec PCIe Gen 4 switch development platform
Switchtec PCIe Gen 4 development platform has been released by Microsemi to enables customers to immediately begin PCIe Gen 4 system hardware designs based on the company’s PCIe Gen 4 switch and develop firmware using its Switchtec software development kit (SDK).
PCIe Gen 4, an advance in I/O technology, is expected to be widely adopted across data centre and automotive advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) equipment using processing and peripheral devices such as graphics processing units (GPUs), central processing units (CPUs), network interface cards (NICs), NVM Express (NVMe) solid state drives (SSDs), storage controllers, automotive cameras and Infotainment. Applications such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as traditional enterprise workloads using networking, storage and offload processors, all benefit from the increased bandwidth of PCIe Gen 4 systems, adds Microsemi.
Microsemi’s Switchtec PCIe Gen 4 family comprises switches from 96 to 24 lanes, providing high port density with up to 48 ports and 48 non-transparent bridges (NTBs), flexible port bifurcation, from two to 16 lanes per port, switch partition capabilities with up to 24 switch partitions, advanced error reporting and error containment for surprise-plug and unplug to prevent system crashes, and advanced diagnostics and debug features to identify, diagnose and fix problems.
Microsemi’s Switchtec PCIe Gen 4 development platform is available now to select lead customers.
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