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PLDA PCIe 5.0 Multi-port Switch

The PLDA PCIe 5.0 Multi-port Switch (formerly XpressSWITCH) is a customizable, multiport embedded Switch for PCIe designed for ASIC and FPGA implementations enabling the connection of one upstream port and up to 31 downstream ports.

How the PCIe 5.0 Multi-Port Switch Works

The PCIe 5.0 Switch IP transparently manages upstream-downstream data flow as well as peer-to-peer transfers between downstream ports, delivering the flexibility, scalability and configurability required for connecting multiple devices, including NVMe SSDs. It enables designers to use fewer PHYs, saving latency, power consumption and costs.

PCIe 5.0 Multi-Port Switch Block Diagram
PCIe 5.0 Multi-Port Switch Block Diagram

The PCIe 5.0 Multi-Port Swtich has been extensively verified using commercial and internally developed VIP and test suites. It is PCI-SIG certified since 2016 and is often used as an interoperability host platform for PCIe compliance testing.

Data Center Evolution: Accelerating Computing with PCI Express 5.0

Data Center Evolution: Accelerating Computing with PCI Express 5.0

The PCI Express® (PCIe) interface is the critical backbone that moves data at high bandwidth between various compute nodes such as CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and workload-specific accelerators. The rise of cloud-based computing and hyperscale data centers, along with high-bandwidth applications like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), require the new level of performance of PCI Express 5.0. 

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CXL Memory Interconnect Initiative: Enabling a New Era of Data Center Architecture

CXL Memory Interconnect Initiative: Enabling a New Era of Data Center Architecture

In response to an exponential growth in data, the industry is on the threshold of a groundbreaking architectural shift that will fundamentally change the performance, efficiency and cost of data centers around the globe. Server architecture, which has remained largely unchanged for decades, is taking a revolutionary step forward to address the growing demand for data and the voracious performance requirements of advanced workloads.