PCIe packet switches offer low power, small footprint

Beijing, China—Pericom Semiconductor Corp. added a PCI Express (PCIe) packet switch line to its product portfolio it is marketing under the name GreenPacket.

GreenPacket products are designed for power, size and value sensitive applications, such as volume motherboard/workstation, docking stations, networking control planes, video, graphics and embedded applications, and mobile applications.

Pericom will display these new devices at the Intel Developer Forum, Beijing International Convention Center, April 17-18, 2007.

The GreenPacket packet switch family consists of three different port and lane-count configurations: a 4-Port/4 Lane (PI7C9X20404GP), a 5-Port/5 Lane (PI7C9X20505GP), and a 5-Port/8 Lane (PI7C9X20508GP).

The product family is specifically designed for low power consumption and small package size, optimized PCB layout, and fully meets the requirements of the latest PCI-SIG PCIe 1.1 and PCI 1.2 specifications. Features include low-power and power-down modes, RoHS compliant packages, and small footprint.

The PI7C9X20404GP is the industry's smallest packet switch at 12x12mm, according to Pericom.

The PI7C9X20505GP and PI7C9X20508GP samples and customer evaluation platforms are available now, with production ramp up in May. The PI7C9X20404GP is available for customer sampling in May, with production in June.

For datasheets, go to

Pericom Semiconductor Corp., 1- 800-435-2336,

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