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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Re: PCIe know-how?

From: Daniel O'Connor
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Re: PCIe know-how?
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 11:35:14 +1030
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On Monday 05 March 2007 11:26, Brian Padalino wrote:
> I don't think you need anything PCI with the specified PLX chip.
> The PEX8311 has a description of:
>     "8/16/32-bit, 66MHz, Local Bus to PCI Express Bridge"

Whoops you are right.
Weird I haven't seen that before on their site, maybe I'm going blind :)

> > As far as I am aware there are no PCIe equivalents to the PLX 9054 (for
> > example) - ie PCIe to local bus bridges.
> I believe that is an equivalent, but still relatively expensive in
> comparison to just a PHY chip.

Yeah, but your average hobbyist can't afford $100k for a PCIe core ;)

> > You might need some information about laying out your board for PCIe
> > compliance however you can probably glean that information from a PLX
> > example design :)
> Very true - they seem to have the board layout all right there from
> their reference design development board.  Pretty nice!

Handy indeed :)

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
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