Express Yourself

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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Full disclosure: this is NOT a posting about PCI Express ordering rules, though that’s a great topic which I’ll use for a future posting. This began life as a SNUG China posting, but what actually struck me more was a small incident which happened on my trip to China last week.  Knowing that I was […]

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I’ve been thinking for a while (yes, that explains the burning smell) that we should be covering some of the basics of PCI Express here at ExpressYourself in addition to “just” the new stuff.  After reading today’s posting, please let me know in the comments whether this is a good idea or not… One of […]

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