Express Yourself

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet” How many times do you get Shakespeare in a tech blog?  Well, here at ExpressYourself we like to cover all the bases 🙂  (I’m fond of announcing that “I have a poetic license and I’m not afraid […]

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At the PCI-SIG DevCon in June 2017 two announcements were made with regards to PCI Express specifications. The first is that the specification for PCIe 4.0 is now at version 0.9. The second and even more interesting announcement was of the new PCI Express 5.0 specification at the initial 0.3 version. With the PCI Express 5.0 announcement, the […]

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Synopsys has a long history of working with ecosystem partners as part of the development process, especially when new versions of a specification are rolled out. The PCIe 4.0 specification has taken a long time, but that hasn’t slowed us down. If you remember from previous postings, some of our PCIe 4.0 demos include: ·        […]

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Ok, so maybe that’s not the 6P’s (or 5P’s or 7P’s depending on where you first learned it) most folks may be familiar with, but it seemed pretty proper for a performance posting…plus someone said Solomon is a serious sucker for alliterations!  (Hey, now that I can no longer make IDF jokes, you just KNEW […]

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…or in my case, I think it’s “Where have you been until the Ides of March????” This was going to be a New Years posting….then it was going to be a Lunar (“Chinese”) New Years posting…then I thought “Wow, how did it get to be March already?!?!?”  Suddenly, we’re a month away from US income […]

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Ok, so the title reference might be a bit aged for many of our readers… You young-uns can check out this YouTube video for a hint.  On the offhand chance that you missed the email from PCI-SIG, I’ll give a (PCI-SIG members-only of course) link directly in to the new 0.7 Draft of PCI Express […]

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Pop quiz!  Which section of the PCI Express Base Specification covers bifurcation?  Here, I’ll even wait while you look…. Did you give up yet?  Good.  First of all, you won’t find the word “bifurcation” in the spec at all!  The term is commonly understood to mean splitting a set of PCI Express lanes into multiple links […]

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Scott and I are out at IDF (Intel Developer Forum – not the Tavor-wielding IDF) this week, where the keynote yesterday was all about Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Merged Reality …. oddly not much was said about plain old real reality.  If you missed us last week at Flash Memory Summit (FMS) please stop by […]

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Sorry this is so last-minute, but any of you who are at Flash Memory Summit this week, please stop by Tuesday night for “Beer, Pizza and Chat with the Experts” (7pm-8:30pm) where I’ll have a table on SSD Interfaces.  Of course this will be completely neutral 😀 Also on Wednesday I’ll have a short session […]

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Hopefully all of you have made plans to attend this year’s PCI-SIG Developers Conference (aka Devcon) next week in Santa Clara.  This is THE event to learn about PCI Express technology, and network with your fellow PCIe ecosystem members.  Of course Synopsys will be there, both on the exhibition hall floor and in the Member […]

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