pex8311 PLX, pex8311 Datasheet



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Pci Express To Generic Local Bus Bridge Technology

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PEX 8311 Key Features
o PCI Express to Generic Local Bus Bridge
o Root Complex and EndPoint Modes of
o Local Bus modes:
o Local Bus Clock rates to 66MHz
o Zero wait state bursts to 264 MB/sec
o 1 Lane PCI Express Port
o 2 DMA Channels
o Integrated SerDes
o 21mmx21mm, 337 pin PBGA package
o 3.3V I/O and 5V tolerant Local Bus
o Power: 1.0 Watt
PEX 8311 Additional Features
o Integrated PCI Express Interface
o VGA/ISA Enable Registers
o On-the-fly Endian conversion
o Multiple DMA operational modes
o Direct Master data transfers
o Direct Slave data transfers
o Control
- 32-bit address & 32-bit data C Mode
- Multiplexed 32-bit address/data J Mode
- Compliant to PCIe Specification, r1.0a
- x1 Link, dual-simplex, 2.5 Gbps/direction
- Auto Polarity reversal
- 128 Byte payload maximum
- Link CRC support
- Link/Device power management
- Flow control buffering
- PCIe transaction queues for eight
- Block and scatter/gather transfers
- DMA descriptor ring management
- Demand mode & EOT H/W controls
- Read ahead and programmable read pre-
- Generate any PCIe transaction
- 8-,16-, and 32-bit local bus access
- Writes, read ahead, posted writes,
- Eight mailbox and two doorbell registers
- Root Complex or EndPoint mode
- Serial EEPROM Interface
- DC JTAG Boundary Scan
- Four GPIO Pins, 1 GPO, 1 GPI
outstanding TLPs
fetch counter
programmable read pre-fetch counter
I2O Messaging Unit
Version 1.2 2005
Multi-purpose and Feature-Rich PCI Express Bridge
The bridge offers PCI Express™ (PCIe) bridging capability from a Generic
Local Bus to PCIe enabling users to add scalable high bandwidth
interconnection to a wide variety of applications including communication
line cards, surveillance systems, video capture cards, industrial control, office
automation, IP Media Servers, RAID systems and medical imaging. Many
embedded system designs utilizing PCI today can easily migrate to PCIe. The
ExpressLane™ PEX 8311 bridge can be used in Root Complex mode with the
device directly interfacing multiple local bus devices including processors and
FPGAs to a downstream PCIe port. The bridge can also function in an EndPoint
type application connecting multiple local bus components to an upstream PCIe
Highly Flexible, Generic Local Bus
The PEX 8311 offers a highly flexible yet low overhead generic Local Bus
which provides a direct connection to two generic industry-standard
interconnect buses. The bus protocol can be set to the non-multiplexed
address and data mode with up to 32-bit transfers “C-Mode” or multiplexed
address/data with up to 32-bit transfers “J-Mode”. This bus can be directly
connected to many processors with minimal or no glue logic. Memory,
FPGAs, FIFOs and other devices can be simultaneously placed on this bus.
Dual Independent DMA Channels
The PEX 8311 provides two data transfer channels each with internal
independent programmable FIFOs. These channels provide independent data
transfers with the bridge initiating both the PCIe and local bus. With dual
channels, data from two different sources or bidirectional traffic can be
transferred simultaneously without the need to finish one transfer before
starting the second. Each DMA channel can use independent scatter-gather
descriptor lists for increased flexibility. The use of DMA descriptors allows
the two channels to look like multiple virtual DMA channels.
Complete Conversion from PCI Express Signaling
The PEX 8311 provides a complete local bus to PCIe translation. The bridge
is equipped with a standard PCIe port that operates as a single x1 link with a
maximum of 250 Megabytes per second of throughput per transmit and
receive directions. The single 2.5 Gbps integrated SerDes delivers the highest
bandwidth with the lowest possible pin-count. The device supports internal
queues with flow control features to optimize throughput and traffic flow.
Root Complex and EndPoint Modes
The PEX 8311 bridge supports both Root Complex and EndPoint modes of
operation. This flexibility allows a Root Complex system designer to utilize
the part as a type of “north bridge” whereby multiple Local Bus components
present including a processor, FPGAs, memory, DSP, etc., can communicate with
each other as well with downstream PCIe devices. In this case, the bridge’s
configuration and system hierarchy comes through the Local Bus. In EndPoint
mode, the bridge is configured through the PCIe port.
PCI Express to Generic Local Bus Bridge
PEX 8311

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pex8311 Summary of contents

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Version 1.2 2005 . Features PEX 8311 Key Features o PCI Express to Generic Local Bus Bridge o Root Complex and EndPoint Modes of Operation o Local Bus modes: - 32-bit address & 32-bit data C Mode - Multiplexed 32-bit ...

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... PLX I/O Accelerator Compatibility The PEX 8311 is Register compatible with existing PLX’s bus mastering Local Bus to PCI bridging solutions (PLX PCI 9000 series). For many designs migrating from PCI to PCIe, existing code utilizing these I/O Accelerators can be used. As PCIe and PCI are compatible, designs can quickly be extended to take advantage of PCI Express’ ...

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... PCIe switch. The bridge is fully interoperable with PCIe switches from a variety of PCIe products including multiple switches from PLX Technology with lane counts from 8 to 32. Figure 4 illustrates PEX 8311 bridging programmable logic devices to the PEX 8524 switch ...

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... Information supplied by PLX is believed to be accurate and reliable, but PLX Technology, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any errors that may appear in this material. PLX Technology, Inc. reserves the right, without notice, to make changes in product design or specification. PEX8311-SIL-PB-P1-1.2 Interrupt Sources/Events The PEX 8311 switch supports the INTx interrupt message type (compatible with PCI 2 ...

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