TI Home > News Releases

News Releases

National Semiconductor to Discuss and Demonstrate PCI Express Gen-3 Repeaters at PCI-SIG Developers Conference

Jun 20, 2011

What: PCI-SIG Developers Conference
Where: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, Calif.
When: June 22-23, 2011

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – June 20, 2011 – National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) will showcase its industry-leading PCI Express® (PCIe) Gen-3 repeaters and will discuss techniques for extending the PCIe 1.0/2.0/3.0 link reach at the PCI-SIG Developers Conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara from June 22-23, 2011.

PCIe Members Implementation – Track 4: Session 5
Wednesday, June 22
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Extending PCIe 8GT/s Links Across Lossy Media
Hsinho Wu, systems development engineer with National’s High-Speed Data Path Group, will discuss how the new 8 Gbps data rate of the PCI Express Gen-3 specification impacts signal integrity and limits reach due to higher channel losses. Wu will highlight techniques for extending the PCIe 1.0/2.0/3.0 link reach while maintaining protocol compliance. Simulations and lab measurements will be presented to show the performance improvement.

National PCIe Gen-1-2-3 Repeater Demonstrations – Booth 2
Wednesday, June 22
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 23
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

National PCIe Gen-3 Repeaters Demonstrate Interoperability
National will demonstrate interoperability between its DS80PCI800 PCI Express Gen-3 repeater and LeCroy’s Summit Z3-16 PCI Express Protocol Exerciser system. This includes Gen-3 link initialization process, and dynamic adaptation between PCI Express data rates and lane widths supported by National’s repeater device.

National PCIe Repeaters Demonstrate 3x the Reach of PCIe Gen-3 Standard
Industry leading signal conditioning capability of DS80PCI800 will be demonstrated over a variety of interconnects representing real-world server and storage applications supporting the PCIe Gen-3 standard. With 36 dB of input equalization and 12 dB of output de-emphasis, the DS80PCI800 increases the standard reach by 3x.

For more information on National’s PCIe Gen-1-2-3 solutions, visit http://www.national.com/datacom.

About PCI-SIG Developers Conference
PCI-SIG is the special interest group that owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards. The PCI-SIG Developers Conference is designed to provide comprehensive training on all aspects of PCI. It features the latest series of technical training sessions presented by PCI-SIG workgroup chairs and other PCI experts. The conference is intended for system architects, designer engineers, engineering managers, and press and industry analysts. For more information, visit http://www.pcisig.com/events/devcon_11

About National Semiconductor
National Semiconductor is a leader in power management technology. Known for its easy-to-use analog integrated circuits and world-class supply chain, National’s high-performance analog products enable its customers’ systems to be more energy efficient. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., National reported sales of $1.52 billion for fiscal 2011. Additional information is available at www.national.com.