National Semiconductor to Discuss and Demonstrate PCI Express Gen-3 Repeaters at PCI-SIG Developers Conference

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 20, 2011 — (PRNewswire) —

What: PCI-SIG Developers Conference

Where: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, Calif.

When: June 22-23, 2011

National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) will showcase its industry-leading PCI Express® (PCIe) Gen-3 repeaters and will discuss techniques for extending the PCIe 1.0/2.0/3.0 link reach at the PCI-SIG Developers Conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara from June 22-23, 2011.

PCIe Members Implementation – Track 4: Session 5

Wednesday, June 22

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Extending PCIe 8GT/s Links Across Lossy Media

Hsinho Wu, systems development engineer with National's High-Speed Data Path Group, will discuss how the new 8 Gbps data rate of the PCI Express Gen-3 specification impacts signal integrity and limits reach due to higher channel losses. Wu will highlight techniques for extending the PCIe 1.0/2.0/3.0 link reach while maintaining protocol compliance. Simulations and lab measurements will be presented to show the performance improvement.

National PCIe Gen-1-2-3 Repeater DemonstrationsBooth 2

Wednesday, June 22

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 23

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

National PCIe Gen-3 Repeaters Demonstrate Interoperability

National will demonstrate interoperability between its DS80PCI800 PCI Express Gen-3 repeater and LeCroy's Summit Z3-16 PCI Express Protocol Exerciser system. This includes Gen-3 link initialization process, and dynamic adaptation between PCI Express data rates and lane widths supported by National's repeater device.

National PCIe Repeaters Demonstrate 3x the Reach of PCIe Gen-3 Standard

Industry leading signal conditioning capability of DS80PCI800 will be demonstrated over a variety of interconnects representing real-world server and storage applications supporting the PCIe Gen-3 standard. With 36 dB of input equalization and 12 dB of output de-emphasis, the DS80PCI800 increases the standard reach by 3x.

For more information on National's PCIe Gen-1-2-3 solutions, visit

About PCI-SIG Developers Conference

PCI-SIG is the special interest group that owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards. The PCI-SIG Developers Conference is designed to provide comprehensive training on all aspects of PCI. It features the latest series of technical training sessions presented by PCI-SIG workgroup chairs and other PCI experts. The conference is intended for system architects, designer engineers, engineering managers, and press and industry analysts. For more information, visit  

About National Semiconductor

National Semiconductor is a leader in power management technology. Known for its easy-to-use analog integrated circuits and world-class supply chain, National's high-performance analog products enable its customers' systems to be more energy efficient. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., National reported sales of $1.52 billion for fiscal 2011. Additional information is available at

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