8-Lane PCIe Switch in Network Engine Printer Controller
Corporate networks today are providing greater bandwidth than ever before with LANs routinely allowing 100 Mbps network connections. Current high speed network printers with multifunction/inputs often are designed with the ubiquitous internal PCI interconnect for its low cost, standardized interfaces, and availability. The PEX 8508 is an economical 5-port/8-lane PCI Express switch with a host of capabilities that match printer engine controller designs. The switch has extensive throughput with up to eight lanes available, a wide variety of lane-to-port configuration options including a one x4lane and 4 x1 lane setting, and has a complete line of power management options.