32-Lane PCIe Switch in High-end Router
The PLX PCI Express Switches can be used on the Line Cards, Switch module and Control Modules. PCI Express technology is backward compatible with PCI based software that is used in router operating systems. The device allows cascading of multiple switches to offer any number of ports needed. PEX 8532 also offers peer-to-peer transfer that enables the Line Cards to pass packets to each other without Control Module involvement.