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Splitting a PCI-Express Port Into Two or More Independent PCI-Express Links

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019988D
Publication Date: 2003-Oct-15

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

Disclosed is a method that splits a x8 port into two independent x4 ports by only changing the logical sub-block of the physical layer. Benefits include increased serial data transfer flexibility.