When the PCIe to PCI bridge was originally envisioned, it was in a forward-mode application--that is, for bridging a PCIe root complex to one or more PCI (or PCI-X
The Agilent E2930A Exerciser for PCI-X
2.0 is fully programmable, enabling BIOS testing, as well as the ability to stress all data paths in a system, test corner cases and test the error recovery system.
will co-exist with, and will eventually be replaced by x4 and x8 PCI Express connectors in server systems.
In development is a complete family of add-on peripherals for the popular PCI-X
* The storage array controller is often a special function server implementing PCI-X
It is expected that more silicon vendors will release components implementing bridging of the PCI Express ports to other interconnect technologies such as PCI, PCI-X
, HyperTransport, Ethernet, InfiniBand and Fibre Channel by 2004.
accelerates performance across the host bus to 1,066MB/sec and Ultra320 SCSI is there to take full advantage of this available bandwidth.
The PICMG 1.2 Embedded PCI-X
Specification (a.k.a., ePCI-X) adopted in 2002 is quickly gaining industry support and is the first and only specification that covers both full- and half-size single-board computers for such applications.
This means that while PCI (as in PCI-X
, -2X, and maybe--4X) will dominate the parallel bus in PCs and servers for years to come, HyperTransport (HT), Rapid I/O (RIO), and now 3GIO present a new set of internal bus and backplane options as they are released.
The PLX[R] PCI and PCI-X
family of interconnect devices features the PCI 6520 and PCI 6540, PCI-X-to-PCI-X bridging devices.
Network I/O is handled via a shared PCI or PCI-X
The LPCI eight-port cards are asynchronous serial communication cards designed for use on the PCI and PCI-X