The Northwest Logic Expresso 4.0 Digital Controller is designed to achieve maximum PCI Express (PCIe) 4.0 performance with great design flexibility and ease of integration. It is fully backward compatible with PCIe 3.0, 2.1 and 1.1. With the Rambus PCIe 4.0 PHY it forms a comprehensive interface solution delivering high-bandwidth and low-latency connectivity for demanding applications in data center, edge and graphics.
The Expresso 4.0 digital controller and PCIe 4.0 PHY together comprise a high-performance serial link subsystem. Optimized for challenging, performance-intensive applications, our PCIe 4.0 interface solution is ideal for data center, edge and graphics.
The Expresso 4.0 digital controller has been co-verified with the PCIe 4.0 PHY. Both PHY and controller support PCIe 4.0, 3.0 and 2.1 protocols and are PIPE 4.2 compliant. They can be used together or paired with PIPE 4.2-compliant 3rd-party solutions.
|Protocol||Data Rate (Gbps)||Application|
|PCIe 2.1||5||High-bandwidth peripheral and graphics|
|PCIe 3.0||8||Servers, storage, networking devices|
|PCIe 4.0||16||Servers, storage, networking devices|
CSI – DSI Demonstration (Rambus MIPI Fidus Inrevium FMC)