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Switchtec™ PCIe® Switches

Our broad portfolio of PCI Express® (PCIe®) switches offers high-density, high-reliability solutions for data center, storage, communications, defense, industrial and a wide range of other applications. In addition to our fanout, programmable and advanced fabric PCIe switches, our industry-leading PCIe solutions also include NVMe™ controllers, NVRAM drives, retimers, redrivers and timing solutions, as well as Flash-based FPGAs and SoCs.

Switchtec PFX Fanout PCIe Switches

Offering simple hardware configuration and advanced comprehensive diagnostics and debug capabilities, Switchtec PFX fanout PCIe switches enable PCIe solutions for a wide variety of systems from data center equipment, GPU workstations/servers, GPU arrays, pooled storage/compute/networking, multi-host architectures, Just a Bunch Of Flash (JBOF), PCIe SSD enclosures, Flash arrays, high-density servers and communications to any application requiring low-latency, high-performance and high-reliability PCIe switching.

Switchtec-PFX Fanout-PCIe Switches

Key Features of the Switchtec PFX Family:

  • 32 Gigatransfers/sec (GT/s) Gen 5; 16 GT/s Gen 4; 8 GT/s Gen 3
  • Up to 100 lanes, 52 ports, 48 Non-Transparent Bridges (NTBs) and 26 virtual switch partitions
  • Low power and low latency
  • High-reliability PCIe: robust error containment, hot- and surprise-plug controllers per port, end-to-end data integrity protection, ECC protection on RAMs, high-quality, low-power Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes)
  • Comprehensive diagnostics and debugging: PCIe generator and analyzer, per-port performance and error counters, multiple loopback modes and real-time eye capture
  • Secure system solution with boot image authentication (Gen 5/4)

Switchtec PCIe switches are an excellent solution for data center, machine learning, communications, defense, industrial and a wide range of other applications.

Switchtec PSX Programmable PCIe Switches

The Switchtec PSX programmable PCIe switch is a customer-programmable PCIe switch enabling advanced capabilities to differentiate your end products. Building on the PFX’s PCIe switch feature set, the PSX provides a Software Development Kit (SDK) for custom development of unique solutions.

Key Features of the Switchtec PSX Family

Switchtec-PSX Programmable PCIe Switches
  • Dynamically redefine switch partitions
  • Support for custom PCIe enumeration
  • Support for advanced error containment
  • Customized error handling including surprise- and hot-plug
  • Real-time monitoring of performance counters and signal integrity
  • Access to on-board peripheral devices for enclosure management
  • Support for external switch management using in-band and side-band interfaces

Typical applications for the PSX family include data center equipment, GPU workstations/servers, GPU arrays, pooled storage/compute/networking, multi-host architectures, JBOF, PCIe SSD enclosures, Flash arrays and high-density servers.

Switchtec PAX Advanced Fabric PCIe Switches

Switchtec PAX advanced fabric PCIe switches provide high-performance fabric connectivity for low-latency and cost-effective solutions to the disaggregation of computing, networking, Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and NVMe™ storage resources. The PAX PCIe switch family also features advanced error containment, comprehensive diagnostics and debug capabilities, a wide breadth of I/O interfaces and an integrated MIPS®-based processor.

Key Features of the Switchtec PAX Family:

Switchtec-PAX Advanced Fabric-PCIe Switches
  • Industry’s highest-density, power, 16 GT/s customer-programmable Gen 4 advanced fabric PCIe switch
  • PAX SDK enables customization and support for vendor-specific SR-IOV endpoint sharing and virtualization
  • 100-, 84-, 68-, 52-, 36- and 28-lane PCIe switches
  • Features also include robust error containment, hot- and surprise-plug support, comprehensive diagnostics and a secure system solution with boot image authentication

Applications for the PAX family include scalable multi-host systems, SR-IOV-enabled JBOFs, composable GP-GPU fabrics, disaggregated systems and rack scale architectures.