Broadcom Accelerates PCIe Gen 4.0 Deployments

Broadcom has announced the production release of its PCIe Gen 4.0 ExpressFabric switch family, comprised of PEX88000 Switches and the PEX88T32 Retimer, enabling data center and cloud ecosystem partners to address the ever-growing demand for computing and storage resources in today’s modern infrastructure.

Ranging from 26 to 98 lanes and ports, the PEX88000 is the industry’s most comprehensive and flexible offering of feature-rich PCIe Gen 4.0 switches and retimer, ideal for high-throughput and low-latency applications such as deep learning, high performance computing (HPC) and NVMe all-flash arrays.

The PEX88T32 retimer is based on Broadcom’s proven PCIe Gen 4.0 SerDes IP that has been used in a wide-variety of Broadcom connectivity and storage solutions, and offers seamless integration with PCIe switches. The retimer will help strengthen the ecosystem and accelerate the deployment of PCIe Gen 4.0 especially in AI/ML/HPC applications.