A new serialized PCI-to-PCI bridge/ transceiver chipset supports the theoretical maximum PCI bus speed of 132 MB/s over twisted-pair copper cabling. The PCI6050 gives designers a way to expand PCI systems and overcome the distance limitations of the PCI bus. With a serialized PCI bridge solution, systems designers can extend the PCI bus and provide a box-to-box connection. The new chip works in concert with the PCI6060 serializer/deserializer chip. Both devices are deployed at each end of the cable connecting two PCI buses. A low-power CMOS device, the PCI6050 comes in a 208-pin LQFP package and is priced at $21.41 each/1,000.
Company: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC. - Semiconductor Group, Literature Response Center
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