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Montreal, Canada – June 1, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced immediate shipping availability of Microsemi’s family of Switchtec™ PFX Fanout PCIe Switches.

The new Gen3 PCIe Switches from Microsemi provide up to 60% lower system power, and utilize 75% fewer chips in many common use cases.  Additionally, the PFX Switches offer 2x the port density as well as advanced error containment (DPC, eDPC and CTS), diagnostics and debug capabilities.

Microsemi Switchtec™ PFX Fanout PCIe Switches provide the industry’s highest density, lowest power PCIe switch for data center, communications, defense and industrial applications. With simple hardware configuration, advanced diagnostics and debug capabilities, the PFX enables PCIe solutions for a wide variety of systems requiring low power and high-reliability PCIe switching.

The Switchtec PFX family comprises switches from 24 lanes to 96 lanes, providing the most flexible port bifurcation in the industry, from x2 to x16 lanes per port; the highest port and non-transparent bridge (NTB) density, with up to 48 ports and 48 NTBs; the highest switch partition density, with up to 24 for efficient use of system resources; advanced error containment and surprise-plug and unplug support to prevent system crashes; advanced diagnostics and debug features to identify, diagnose and fix problems; and SRIS for cabled PCIe and lower cost system designs.

Future Electronics has a complete available-to-sell offering of Microsemi switches, including the PM8536B-FEI, PM8535B-FEI, PM8534B-FEI, PM8533B-F3EI, PM8532B-F3EI, PM8531B-F3EI. Evaluation cards for the devices are also available for sale. For more information about Microsemi’s Switchtec PFX family and the entire portfolio of Microsemi products available through Future Electronics, visit:

About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,500 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

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