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9-port, 12-lane, PCIe 2.0 Packet Switch with GreenPacket Technology

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Product Description

The PI7C9X2G912GP is a 12-lane PCI Express 2.0 Switch with 9 PCI Express ports specifically designed to meet high performance and the latest Green low-power, lead (Pb)-free system requirements, such as networking/ telecom, embedded, server, storage and other platforms. The PI7C9X2G912GP supports x 2 configurations apply for high performance and multiple functional applications.

The PI7C9X2G912GP provides elastic configuration as below.
Upstream port              Downstream port
x4 PCIe2                      8 x1 PCIe2
x4 PCIe2                      4 x2 PCIe2
x4 PCIe2                      1 x4 + 4 x1 PCIe2

Industry Specifications Compliance

  • PCI Express® Base Specification, Revision 2.1
  • PCI Express CEM Specification, Revision 2.0
  • PCI-to-PCI Bridge Architecture Spec., Rev 1.2
  • Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI)
  • Specification
  • SMBus interface support
  • I²C Slave interface support


  • PCISIG PCI Express 2.1 certified
  • Reliability, Availability and Serviceability
    • Supports Data Poisoning and End-to-End CRC
    • Advanced Error Reporting and Logging
  • Device State Power Management
    • Supports D0, D3Hot and D3Cold device power states
  • Advanced Power Savings
    • Empty downstream ports are set to idle
  • Support Multicast
  • Programmable driver current and de-emphasis level at each individual port
  • Port Arbitration: Round Robin (RR), Weighted RR and Time-based Weighted RR
  • Extended Virtual Channel capability
    • Two Virtual Channels (VC) and Eight Traffic Class (TC) support
    • Independent TC/VC mapping for each port
  • Supports Isochronous Traffic
    • Isochronous traffic class mapped to VC1 only
  • Supports “Cut-through”(Default) as well as “Store and Forward” mode for switching packets
  • Supports up to 512-byte maximum payload size
  • Power Dissipation: 1.27 W typical in L0 normal mode
  • Industrial Temperature Range: -40°C to 85°C
  • MTBF: 50,927,360 hours
  • Package: 196-pin PBGA 15mm x 15mm
    • Pb free and 100% Green

Enhanced Features

  • 150ns typical latency for packet running through switch without blocking
  • Link Power Management
    • Supports L0, L0s, L1, L2, L2/L3Ready and L3 link power states
    • Active state power management for L0s and L1 states
    • Supports PCI-PM and ASPM of L1.1 PM Sub-state
  • Supports Device Specific PME Turn-Off Message for each downstream port
  • Support Access Control Service (ACS)
  • Support Address Translation (AT) packet for SR-IOV application
  • Support Alternative Routing ID Interpretation (ARI)
  • Support Serial Hot Plug Controller


  • Networking Switch Router
  • Wired/ Wireless Telecom/ data communication
  • Control plane
  • NAS/ Storage
  • Server
  • Embedded system
  • HBA / Combo cards
  • IPC/ Industrial control
  • Printer/ MFP/ Peripheral
  • Surveillance/ Security

Product Specifications

Product Parameters

Ports 9
Lanes 12
Power 1.27 w
Latency 150 ns
Ambient or Junction Temperature (°C) -40 to 85
Compliance (Only Automotive supports PPAP) Standard

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Product Change Notices (PCNs)

A PCN may only apply to specific orderable part numbers in this datasheet. Please refer to the corresponding PCN to see the exact orderable part number(s) affected.

PCN # Issue Date Implementation Date Subject
PCN-2366 2018-09-19 2018-12-19 Qualification of Additional Bill of Materials (BOM), Fab Source, A/T Site and Top Marking Change on Select Product


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