PCI Express offers the next generation in computer backplane standards. PCI Express is built around bidirectional, dedicated point-to-point “lanes”, eliminating the need to rely on a shared parallel bus architecture. This lane topology centralizes resource management and routing functions, increasing scalability and the overall speed of the communications protocol.
Current PCI systems can be converted easily to PCI Express by changing the physical layer, without any change to the existing application software. Use Connect Tech’s BlueStorm/Express PCI Express serial cards to take advantage of the performance enhancements PCI Express.