Single-chip design PCI Express serial cards

Aaxeon Technologies released new single-chip design PCI Express serial cards.

By Control Engineering Staff January 3, 2009

Aaxeon Technologies released new single-chip design PCI Express serial cards.

Brea, CA – Aaxeon Technologies released new PCI Express serial cards, which feature a new single-chip design to increase performance. Current PCI Express serial cards use a 2-chip solution which essentially uses an added bridge chip to change a typical PCI card into a PCI Express card. The bridge-chip solution was not very efficient. With single-chip design, everything is integrated into one chip for increased throughput and reduced CPU load.The new card retains the benefits of its predecessors, providing serial bus speeds of 250 Mb/sec to 4 Gb/sec, full plug-and-play compatibility, serial power over Pin-9, and the elimination of IRQ and I/O address conflict problems.Other features include full compliance with PCI Express Base Specifications, Revision 1.1; UARTs compatible with 16C550-type devices; baud rate up to 921.6Kbps; 128-byte deep FIFO per transmitter and receiver; detection of bad data in the receiver FIFO; 9-bit data framing, as well as 5,6,7, and 8 bits; the provision of 5 V or 12 V over serial connectors; and complete software supports for Windows 95/98/Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, and Linux. Aaxeon Technologies Inc. Also read: Power over Ethernet (PoE) industrial Ethernet switches

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