Posted by Scott Knowlton on March 25, 2013
Synopsys is hosting our annual user’s group meeting (SNUG) at the Santa Clara convention center this week. Within SNUG we feature an IP Summit which includes presentations and tutorials on many of the IPs that Synopsys offers. In this year’s SNUG, we have eight in-depth technical sessions on PCI Express, 10G SerDes, FinFETs, DDR4, embedded memories and standard logic libraries and more. If you haven’t already registered, you can register on-site and it’s free! To see what’s happening at the IP Summit, you can use the IP Summit at-a-glance here: http://www.synopsys.com/IP/Pages/ipsummit2013.aspx
The PCI Express, presentation “In the Cloud with PCI Express” we will be examining many of the changes in PCI Express to improve performance in the networking, storage and server products used to build the data center side of the Cloud. For the client side, it’s all about power. We will discuss changes in PCI Express to address lowering power, which is crucial to extend the battery life of our mobile devices.
I’ll be at the IP Summit for the Designer Community Expo on Monday night (4:00 to 8:00PM) and I’m the Moderator on Tuesday afternoon for the DDR4 and PCI Express presentations. Stop by and introduce yourself and let me know how PCI Express is used in your products.
I’ve been involved in the development of PCI chips dating back to the NCR 53C810 and pre-1.0 versions of the PCI spec so have definitely lived the evolution of PCI Express and PCI since the very beginning! Over the years I have worked on variations of PCI, eventually moving on to architecting and leading the development of the PCI Express and PCI-X interface cores used in LSI’s line of storage RAID controller chips. For the last ten plus years I've also had the honor of serving on the PCI-SIG Board of Directors and holding a variety of officer positions. I am still involved in PCI-SIG workgroups and I present at many PCI-SIG events around the world. Back before the dawn of PCI, I received my B.S.E.E. from Rice University, and hold over two dozen U.S. Patents, many of which relate to PCI technology.