TI's XIO2000 PCI Express bridge chip aids migration from legacy PCI to PCI Express. It connects an X1 PCI Express bus to a 32-bit, 33/66 MHz PCI bus capable of supporting up to six PCI devices downstream. It supports full PCI Express rates of 2.5 Gbps, as well as the PCI 2.3 interface, enabling makers of PCs and I/O add-on cards to begin making the transition to native PCI Express technology. The XIO2000 can be used in PCs, docking stations, test and measurement equipment and split-chassis systems.
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