SLASEP7 May 2020 TMUXHS4212
The TMUXHS4212 can be used to switch PCIe lanes between two slots. In many PC and server motherboards, the CPU does not have enough PCIe lanes to provide desired system flexibility for end customers. In such applications, the TMUXHS4212 can be used to switch PCIe TX and RX lanes between two slots. Figure 14 provides a schematic where eight TMUXHS4212 are used to switch eight PCIe TX and eight RX lanes. Note the common mode voltage (CMV) bias for the TMUXHS4212 must be within the range of 0 to 1.8 V. In implementations where receiver CMV bias of a PCIe root complex or an end point can not be ensured within the CMV range, additional DC blocking capacitors and appropriate CMV biasing must be implemented.