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Why Are Automotive SoC Designers Turning To PCI Express 6.0?

Just over two decades ago, the introduction of PCI Express 1.0 marked the industry’s transition from then-ubiquitous parallel to serial interfaces. Back in 2002, the potential of “PCIe” in automotive applications was unforeseen – given the then-current state of in-vehicle computation and PCIe’s primary focus on desktop and data center use. Today, however, with the advent of connected ... » read more

CCIX – What And Why?

There are two significant issues with today’s I/O interconnects: high speed storage and networking applications need more bandwidth than currently available technologies provide, and co-processing/acceleration functions need cache coherency for faster access to memory in heterogeneous multi-processor systems. These requirements are driving the development of a new specification called Cache C... » read more

Meeting Reliability For Automotive Applications With PCI Express

Automotive electronics such as powertrain and braking controls, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and other vehicle operations platforms, where reliability is of utmost importance must meet stringent reliability standards. Even an automotive infotainment system is expected to perform flawlessly even under a variety of temperatures, humidity, and vibrations. Reliability is a key compone... » read more