Making a bridge

Pericom Semiconductor’s new PCI-X to PCI-X Bridge IC targets electronic engineers who need to provide bus expansion in their data communication and telecommunication designs.

Pericom Semiconductor’s new PCI-X to PCI-X Bridge IC targets electronic designers who need to provide bus expansion in their data communication and telecommunication designs.

The 2-port PI7C21P100 supports the full 64-bit/133MHz specification for PCI-X, and is also backward compatible with conventional PCI down to 32-bit/33MHz.

The device is a pin compatible superset to the Tundra TSI310 (formerly IBM21P100) with three key additional features – Dynamic Prefetching Control, Configurable Free Space in the Memory Data FIFO, and 5V tolerance to support legacy products.

PI7C21P100 samples, datasheets, IBIS, BSDL, technical support, product presentation, and application note are available today on the Company website.

The device is housed in a 304-pin HPBGA package.

Pricing starts at $55.00 in 1000 unit quantities.