PCIe 6.0 Electrical Testing For High Data-Bandwidth Applications

For nearly three decades, PCI Express (PCIe) technology has been the standard interconnect inside computers providing high bandwidth and low latency to meet customer demand. However, as the industry needs to evolve, so does the standard, keeping pace and driving future innovation. PCIe 6.0 is ubiquitous and offers power-efficient performance and high bandwidth for latency-sensitive applicati... » read more

How The Doubling Of Interconnect Bandwidth With PCI Express 6.0 Impacts IP Electrical Validation

As a result of the innovations taking place in CPUs, GPUs, accelerators, and switches, the interface in hyperscale datacenters now requires faster data transfers both between compute and memory and onto the network. PCI Express (PCIe®) provides the backbone for these interconnects and is used to build protocols such as Computer Express Link (CXL™) and Universal Chiplet Interconnec... » read more

PCIe 6.0 Takes Data Center Performance To The Next Level

Looking back at 2022, we saw a major update to the PCI Express (PCIe) specification. PCIe 6.0 brought with it some of the most fundamental changes yet seen by the specification, resulting in some exciting capabilities that are set to take data center performance to the next level in the years ahead. PCIe has been the interconnect of choice in computing for two decades now. Its ongoing advanc... » read more

PCIe 6.0, NVMe, And Emerging Form Factors For Storage Applications

PCIe 6.0 implementations are expandable and hierarchical with embedded switches or switch chips, allowing one root port to interface with multiple endpoints (such as storage devices, Ethernet cards, and display drivers). While the introduction of PCIe 6.0 at 64GT/s helped to increase the bandwidth available for storage applications with minimal or no increase in latency, the lack of coherency s... » read more

A Sea Change In Signaling With PCIe 6.0

PCI Express (PCIe) is one of those standards from the PC world, like Ethernet, that has proliferated far beyond its original application space. Thanks to its utility and economies of scale, PCIe has found a place in applications in IoT, automotive, test and measurement, medical, and more. As it has scaled, PCIe has pushed NRZ signaling to higher and higher levels reaching 32 gigatransfers per s... » read more

PCIE 6.0 Vs 5.0 — All You Need To Know

While the PCI-SIG has announced that the release of the PCI Express® 6.0 (PCIe 6.0) specification should arrive in 2022, Rambus is already addressing the needs of early adopters looking for the most advanced PCIe 6.0 IP solutions for their SoC and ASIC designs. You can find all about the new generation specification in the article below. Click here to read more. Article or... » read more

Data Center Evolution: The Leap To 64 GT/s Signaling With PCI Express 6.0

The PCI Express (PCIe) interface is the critical backbone that moves data at high bandwidth and low latency between various compute nodes such as CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and workload-specific accelerators. With the torrid rise in bandwidth demands of advanced workloads such as AI/ML training, PCIe 6.0 jumps signaling to 64 GT/s with some of the biggest changes yet in the standard. Download this w... » read more

Week In Review: Design, Low Power

Nvidia again made its case for acquiring Arm to the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). “Arm is a private for-profit business at a crossroads. After acquiring Arm several years ago, SoftBank increased Arm’s headcount, hoping to spur long-term growth in several markets, including data center and personal computer, long dominated by Intel and x86. SoftBank’s investment phase has c... » read more

Advancing Signaling Rates To 64 GT/s With PCI Express 6.0

From the introduction of PCI Express 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) in 2010 onward, each new generation of the standard has offered double the signaling rate of its predecessor. PCIe 3.0 saw a significant change to the protocol with the move from 8b/10b to highly efficient 128b/130b encoding. The PCIe 6.0 specification, now officially released, doubles the signaling rate to 64 gigatransfers per second (GT/s) a... » read more

CXL Signals A New Era Of Data Center Architecture

An exponential rise in data volume and traffic across the global internet infrastructure is motivating exploration of new architectures for the data center. Disaggregation and composability would move us beyond the classic architecture of the server as the unit of computing. By separating the functional components of compute, memory, storage and networking into pools, composed on-demand to matc... » read more

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