PCI Express Software for VxWorks

Dolphin PCI Express VxWorks Software Stack

Dolphin eXpressWare Software

eXpressWare for VxWorks includes support for Dolphin's SISCI API software. This SISCI development environment enables VxWorks users to take advantage of high performance features of PCIe Networks. For customers seeking a software solution for PCI Express Fabrics, this software is ideal as it can be licensed for custom designs and supports Dolphin's Express hardware products.


  • Performance Suite
  • Example Code
  • SISCI API - Shared Memory API
Supports Dolphin PCI Express Hardware

eXpressWare Fabric Software for VxWorks

eXpressWare for VxWorks is supported by Dolphin's shared memory API(SISCI). This open standard API provided VxWorks customers a comprehensive tool kit for developing and deploying applications using a PCIe Network.

PCIe Networks are designed for performance and reliability. eXpressWare based applications can deliver latencies as low as 540 nanoseconds. PCIe Networks minimizes latency and maximizes the throughput. Combined with the SISCI API, customers developing realtime systems benefit from the realtime characteristics of PCI Express. Enabling customers to build tightly coupled networks for PCIe cabled or backplane applications. The software supports a variety of chipsets from major silicon providers such as IDT and PLX/Broadcom. eXpressWare software supports Dolphin standard form factor boards and switches, but can also be customized to support third party boards and applications.

eXpressWare supports VxWorks 6.9 and 7.0. VxWorks customers seeking a reflective memory solution find eXpressWare ideal for low latency reflective memory systems. It delivers extremely low latency as well as high performance communication capabilities. eXpressWare customers exploit the full capabilities of PCI Express.

Feature Description
SISCI API SISCI Shared Memory API
VxWorks release support VxWorks 6.9, 7
SMP Model
Processor support Intel and AMD x86 and x64
Selected PowerPC