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RE: PLX 9080 in 3.3V signaling environment

Um, something MUST connect to the PCI's Vi/o lines in order to be compatible with both 3.3V and 5V signaling environments.

If you don't connect to Vi/o, you cannot claim to comply with the PCI specs in both environments.

It can be as simple as using Vi/o to control the clamps within the IC, because the clamping MUST change depending on whether it is a 3.3V or a 5V environment.  If the clamping doesn't change, you are not PCI compatible.


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> If you power the 9080 PCI buffers from the 3.3V supply then the PCI 
> signaling is compatible with both 3.3V and 5V environments.  These power 
> pins (VDDH) must not connect to the PCI Vio lines.