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Switchtec™ PCIe® Switches

Our broad portfolio of high-reliability PCI Express® (PCIe) switches offers the industry’s highest-density and  lowest-power 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, redrivers and timing solutions, as well as Flash-based FPGAs and SoCs.

Switchtec PFX Fanout PCIe Switches

As the industry’s highest-density, lowest-power PCIe switches, the Switchtec PFX Fanout PCIe Switch family is an excellent solution for data center, machine learning, communications, defense, industrial and a wide range of other applications. Offering simple hardware configuration and advanced diagnostics and debug capabilities, the PFX family enables 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-power and high-reliability PCIe switching.

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Switchtec PFX Gen 4 PCIe Switches:

  • 16 Gigatransfers/sec (GT/s), Gen 4 PCIe switches with up to 100 lanes, 52 ports, 48 Non-Transparent Bridges (NTBs) and 26 virtual switch partitions
  • 100-, 84-, 68-, 52-, 36- and 28-lane PCIe switches
  • Flexible x1*, x2, x4, x8, and x16 port bifurcation with no restrictions on configuring ports as either upstream or downstream, or on mapping ports to NTBs
  • 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
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Switchtec PFX Gen 3 PCIe Switches:

  • 8 GT/s, Gen 3 PCIe switches with up to 96 lanes, 48 ports, 48 Non-Transparent Bridges (NTBs) and 24 virtual switch partitions
  • 96-, 80-, 64-, 48-, 32- and 24-lane PCIe switches
  • Flexible x2, x4, x8, and x16 port bifurcation with no restrictions on configuring ports as either upstream or downstream or on mapping ports to NTBs
  • High-reliability, robust error containment, hot- and surprise-plug support and comprehensive diagnostics and debug features

* x1 natively on four lanes

Switchtec PSX Gen 4 Programmable PCIe Switches

The Switchtec PSX Programmable PCIe Switch is the industry’s first customer-programmable PCIe switch enabling advanced capabilities to differentiate your end products.  Building on the PFX’s highest-density, low-power PCIe switch feature set, the PSX Software Development Kit (SDK) is used to develop unique solutions, for example:

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  • 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.

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Switchtec PSX Gen 4 PCIe Switches:

  • 16 GT/s customer-programmable Gen 4 PCIe switch
  • 100-, 84-, 68-, 52-, 36- and 28-lane PCIe switches
  • Superset of Gen 4 PFX features including high-reliability, robust error containment, hot- and surprise-plug support, comprehensive diagnostics and a secure system solution with boot image authentication

Switchtec PSX Gen 3 PCIe Switches:

  • 8 GT/s customer-programmable Gen 3 PCIe switch
  • 96-, 80-, 64-, 48-, 32- and 24-lane PCIe switches
  • Superset of Gen 3 PFX features including high-reliability, robust error containment, hot- and surprise-plug support and comprehensive diagnostics

 

Switchtec PAX Gen 4 Advanced Fabric PCIe Switches

Switchtec PAX Gen 4 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.

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

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Key Benefits

  • Industry’s highest density, lowest power, 16 GT/s customer-programmable Gen 4 advanced fabric PCIe switch
  • PAX Software Development Kit 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
Switchtec PAX Diagram