IDT Introduces the Industry’s First PCI Express Interconnect to Manage All Communication in High Density Bladed Systems
SAN JOSE, Calif., – March 19, 2007 – IDT™ (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI, a leading provider of vital semiconductor solutions, today announced the industry’s first PCI Express®-based (PCIe®) system interconnect solution to predictably and efficiently manage all communications throughout the system while providing full-line rate throughput, reliability and high quality of service. The new devices are optimized to meet the capacity, scalability and predictable throughput requirements demanded by bladed system providers for consistent high performance and flexible system resource sharing. This robust solution - which includes the industry’s first 64 lane and 16 port device - enables equipment providers to use PCIe as the primary high performance system interconnect for demanding server, storage, communications and embedded applications.
The seven new PCIe switches broaden the already industry-leading IDT family of PCIe system solutions to a total of seventeen. Three of the new devices are PCIe-based system interconnect switches that manage communications between roots and intelligent endpoints throughout a bladed system. Ranging from an 8-port, 32-lane configuration on the low end to the industry’s largest monolithic PCIe switch with 16 ports and 64 lanes, the IDT switches offer unprecedented levels of switching capacity and system scalability and provide predictable, full-line rate performance for multiple simultaneous traffic flows regardless of system loading. The remaining four devices are new inter-domain PCI Express switches. This new class of switching solutions consists of both two and three port devices that support address translation and non-transparent bridging between PCI Express domains.