IDT Expands Industry-Leading PCI Express Portfolio with New PCIE-to-PCI Bridge
Next-Generation PCI Express Bridge Offers Lowest-Available Power Consumption
The IDT PEB383 bridge has been designed to help IDT customers simplify board layout and manufacturability. The IDT PCIeto-PCI bridge is tailored to match design characteristics of leading consumer processors, such as Intel and AMD, helping ensure ease of integration. In addition, the new PCIeto-PCI bridge features the lowest latency and highest bandwidth compared to alternative solutions, resulting in the highestquality overall system solution. The IDT PEB383 also features advanced buffering and queuing techniques, including shortterm caching (STC), which provides more than a 500percent improvement with nonposted transactions, helping improve overall system performance.
"PCI Express has been fully adopted and is growing within the consumer market segment," says Steve Peterson, Director of Intel Chipset Marketing. "For consumer designs that still require legacy PCI, the IDT PEB383 provides a smooth transition as addin cards complete the transition from legacy PCI to PCI Express."
The IDT PEB383 bridge features a PCIe port that provides 2.5Gbps throughput in a single lane configuration. This PCI port is a 32bitwide interface supporting frequencies up to 66MHz, allowing legacy devices to interface with the PCIe hierarchy. The PCI interface also offers a comprehensive feature set and 5V I/O tolerance to ensure interoperability with the earliest of PCI I/O devices, providing IDT customers with increased design flexibility.
"With the PEB383 bridge, our customers can expect complete interoperability from the PCIe interface to their existing PCI solutions," said Mario Montana, vice president and general manger for the IDT Enterprise Computing Division. "This thirdgeneration bridge leverages the performance characteristics of its predecessors while incorporating new techniques in power reduction to provide the most competitive consumer PCIeto-PCI bridge in the industry."
Pricing and Availability
The new PEB383 bridge is priced at $4.95 for 10,000 units and is available in a 14x14 millimeter 128pin Quad Flat Pack (QFP) and a small 10x10mm 132pin Quad Flat No-Lead (QFN) package. For additional information, visit www.IDT.com/go/PCIeBridges .
About IDT PCIe Solutions
IDT provides the broadest range of high performance, low power PCI Express switching and bridging solutions targeting system interconnect, I/O expansion and protocol bridging connectivity requirements. In addition, IDT is the leading PCI Express timing solutions provider. IDT is an active member of the PCI Express special interest group (SIG), and has strategic product plans based upon the standard.
With the goal of continuously improving the digital media experience, IDT integrates its fundamental semiconductor heritage with essential innovation, developing and delivering lowpower, mixed signal solutions that solve customer problems. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol "IDTI." Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com.
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