SAN JOSE, USA: Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDT) announced that Magma has chosen the IDT 89HPES64H16G2 PCI Express Gen2 switch for its ExpressBox7 x8 Gen2 Outside the Box PCI Express Solution. The ExpressBox7 x8 Gen2 joins the highly successful line of PCI Express Expansion Systems designed by Magma, providing IT professionals with limitless I/O expansion options for server, storage, and display clustering and virtualization.
The IDT 89HPES64H16G2 is a highly configurable, high-performance 64-lane, 16-port PCI Express Gen 2 switch. The switch is comprised of eight 8-lane ports running at 5 GT/s, each of which can be bifurcated into two 4-lane ports. The high performance device also delivers unique features such as spread spectrum clock isolation, multicast, and PCIe domain partitioning.
The high lane count, extensive configuration flexibility, and low latency of the IDT switch enables Magma to provide maximum throughput and transactions per second to deliver high performance and scalability for customers needing to expand their PCI Express systems.
“As the leader in PCI Express Solutions, IDT provides the features and performance necessary to meet and exceed customers’ rigorous demands for high-performance, next-generation systems,” said Kam Eshghi, senior director of Marketing for IDT’s Enterprise Computing Division. “IDT views Magma as the leading supplier of PCI Express expansion systems, and we are happy to support them with our innovative PCI Express Gen2 switches.”
“Magma provides leading edge products that enable customers to expand one PCI Express slot to single or multiple PCI Express slots in a separate enclosure to broaden the capabilities of their existing IT infrastructure,” commented Victoria Kohlhorst, senior marketing manager at Magma. “Magma is adding smart expansion features such as expansion slot partitioning for resource sharing, fail-over, and easy to use management tools. IDT’s leading 64-lane PCIe Gen2 switch is a perfect fit for our high-performance expansion systems. Commendably, IDT’s strong customer support and full-featured tool set made the integration and design effort painless.”
Along with the PCI Express switch, Magma is also able to take advantage of IDT’s extensive timing portfolio to complete the design of their ExpressBox7 x8 Gen 2 expansion system. IDT’s unmatched selection of timing products and PCI Express switches, bridges, signal integrity products, and flash controllers provides customers with a one-stop-shop for their PCI Express designs.
The IDT 89HPES64H16G2 is in full production and available in a 35x35mm FCBGA package.