ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the availability of its Switchtec PCIe Gen 4 development platform. Microsemi's new development platform enables customers to immediately begin PCIe Gen 4 system hardware designs based on the company's PCIe Gen 4 switch and develop firmware using its Switchtec software development kit (SDK).
PCIe Gen 4 represents an exciting new advancement in input/output (I/O) technology and is expected to be widely adopted across a wide range of data center and automotive advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) equipment utilizing processing and peripheral devices such as graphics processing units (GPUs), central processing units (CPUs), network interface cards (NICs), NVM Express (NVMe) solid state drives (SSDs), storage controllers, automotive cameras and Infotainment. Applications such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as traditional enterprise workloads utilizing networking, storage and offload processors, all benefit from the increased bandwidth of PCIe Gen 4 systems. Market research firm Gartner estimates the worldwide IT data center systems equipment segment to be greater than $170 billion in 2018.
"Microsemi's Switchtec PCIe Gen 4 development platform is a compelling tool for customers to accelerate their PCIe Gen 4 designs and reduce risk in both hardware and firmware development, ultimately enabling our customers to get to market faster," said Andrew Dieckmann, vice president marketing, data center solutions, at Microsemi. "We are excited to continue our leadership and innovation in the PCIe switch market with our Switchtec solutions differentiated by enhanced diagnostics, solution programmability and low power."
Microsemi's Switchtec PCIe Gen 4 family comprises switches from 96 lanes to 24 lanes, providing:
- High port density with up to 48 ports and 48 NTBs
- Flexible port bifurcation, from x2 to x16 lanes per port
- Switch partition capabilities with up to 24 switch partitions
- Advanced error reporting
- Error containment for surprise-plug and unplug to prevent system crashes
- Advanced diagnostics and debug features to identify, diagnose and fix problems
Microsemi's Switchtec PCIe Gen 4 development platform is available now to select lead customers. For more information, contact sales support at https://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/support/4195-contact-support.
About Microsemi's Product Portfolio for Data Center
Microsemi is a premier supplier of innovative semiconductor, board, system, software and services for enterprise and hyperscale data centers, enabling high performance, secure, low power and reliable infrastructure for scalable deployments. Microsemi technologies drive innovation in applications including storage systems, server storage, NVMe solutions, Ethernet switching, rack scale architecture, data center interconnect, board management, network timing and power subsystems. Building on a track record of technology leadership, Microsemi's data center infrastructure portfolio is transforming networks that connect, store and move big data, while lowering the total cost of ownership of deploying next generation services.
The portfolio includes high performance NVMe storage controllers, NVRAM drives, SAS/SATA host bus adapters and RAID controllers enabling high capacity storage architectures, high density PCIe switching and firmware for rack scale architectures, PCIe re-drivers, and Ethernet PHYs for intra-rack connectivity. Microsemi's product portfolio also includes clock and power management, IEEE1588 integrated circuits (ICs) and NTP servers for synchronization across the data center, as well as field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and system-on-chip (SoC) FPGAs to perform secure system management of servers and storage. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/applications/data-center.
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.
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