Microsemi: new PFX-I PCIe switches address industrial, defense and security markets

Microsemi announced the availability of its Switchtec PFX-I Gen3 PCIe switches with support for extended industrial temperature range. The new PM857x PFX-I PCIe switches support the feature set of Microsemi’s PFX PCIe fanout switches, and are designed to operate in harsher environments demanded by applications including automation, defense, healthcare and industrial computing.

The Switchtec PFX-I extended industrial temperature PCIe Gen3 switch family has passed thermal cycle testing, interval testing at various extreme temperatures and vigorous temperature humidity testing of several hundred hours to ensure durability at different humidity levels and wide temperature ranges. Thus, the switches operate over an extended temperature range of -40 °C ambient to 105 °C junction, supporting up to 48 ports, 48 Non-Transparent Bridges (NTBs), 24 virtual switches, advanced error handling, hot- and surprise-plug controllers, dynamic port bifurcation and dynamic partitioning.

Microsemi’s new PFX-I device is ideally suited for a variety of industrial and defense applications, such as medical imaging, instrumentation, security and radars.


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