PCI Design / Development

PLX Technology PCI Bridge Chips

We are technology partners with PLX Technology, a major worldwide supplier of PCI Bridge chips.

www.plxtech.com

The PCI Bus has now replaced ISA / EISA as the most popular bus interface between the host computer and peripheral devices. Most PCs are now manufactured without any ISA slots. MEV has extensive experience in PCI bus solutions.

MEV can supply

  • Custom PCI / PCIe Card design
    Bespoke cards designed and manufactured to your specifications complete with installation software and device drivers for Windows, Linux, DOS, LabVIEW.
  • PCI to PCIe Migration
    If you have an existing PCI bus design that you wish to migrate, MEV can provide all the engineering services required, schematics design, PCB design and supply a comprehensive drawing package.
  • ISA to PCI Migration
    If you have an existing ISA or EISA bus design that you wish to migrate, MEV can provide all the engineering services required, schematics design, PCB design and supply a comprehensive drawing package.
  • PCI / PCI-Express Interface Design
    MEV can supply just design input regarding PCI / PCIe interface implementation. If you are happy to design the majority of the card in house, we supply the information you need to successfully connect your design to the PCI or PCI-Express bus.
  • Consultation
    Or, if you are designing your card completely in house, MEV can just supply the help and advice you need to get a successful result.

We can also help you develop Windows, Linux, DOS or LabVIEW device drivers, see our Device Drivers page.

MEV has designed a number of PCI Bus IBM PC plug-in cards using PLX PCI 9050, 9052, PCI 9030 and PCI 9054 bridge chips for a range of clients including Thales e-Security, Wavestore and Amplicon. We also designed the PCI 9052 RDK Lite for PLX Technology.

Card designs range from simple IO slaves to fully featured scatter gather, bus master solutions.

PLX Partners

We are technology partners with PLX Technology, a major worldwide supplier of PCI Bridge chips.

www.plxtech.com

PLX PCI 9056 Master Chip

32-bit, 66MHz PCI I/O accelerator

It is the most advanced, 32-bit general-purpose bus mastering device available for 32-bit, 66MHz local bus based designs.

PLX PCI 9054 Master Chip

32-bit, 33 MHz PCI bus mastering interface chip

A 32-bit 33 MHz PCI bus mastering interface chip with burst transfers up to 132Mbytes/sec and a flexible 50 MHz local bus. The 9054 I/O Accelerator is the industry's first CompactPCI® Hot-Swap Friendly PCI interface chip

PLX PCI 9030

32-bit, 33MHz PCI v.2.2-compliant device

A 32-bit, 33MHz PCI v.2.2-compliant device with burst transfers up to 132Mbytes/sec and 60 MHz local bus. The 9030 delivers high performance to new PCI-based adapters and those migrating from legacy designs.

PLX PCI 9050 / 9052

32-Bit, 33 MHz Slave

The PLX 9050 family provides low-cost connectivity for PCI slave designs. It is specifically targeted at easing the transition of existing ISA designs to the more feature rich and performance oriented PCI bus.

PLX PCI 9080 / 9060 Master Chip

The 9060 family was the first full featured PCI Interface Chip on the market. The 9080 has replaced the 9060 for modern designs.