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 4.0: https://members.pcisig.com/wg/PCI-SIG/document/download/9977
Pop quiz! Which section of the PCI Express Base Specification covers bifurcation? Here, I’ll even wait while you look….
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 Implementation tracks. Come listen to the big dogs from Synopsys R&D teach you (and our competitors) about two important topics. First, come by Track 3 on Tuesday at 3:30pm to hear how we got our DesignWare Root Port IP for PCI Express on the PCI-SIG Integrator’s List as the first *EVER* from an IP provider! Don’t miss the 10:30am Wednesday morning session (also in Track 3) on PCI Express in automotive applications. Yes, it’s true, I’m taking a bit of a rest on this one and “only” presenting PCI-SIG sessions this time, but the other Synopsys presenters will keep you informed, even if they’re not as funny as I think I am 😀
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…
“What’s this?!?!? A blog posting from Richard? Wasn’t he killed in a fiery camel-riding crash at the last PCI-SIG Israel event or something?”
The video at ARM TechCon of our 2nd PCIe Gen4 system got kind of lost in our end of the year, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, End of the 1st Quarter rush. I know that my videos of PCIe won’t win any Oscars, but one wonders if someone is just hiding this masterpiece from the public eye. Ok, ok, it’s not a masterpiece, but I’m sure folks would like to see PCIe 4.0 in action. Just for fun, see if you can find my mistakes! There are at least 5!
There will be many demos at PCI-SIG 2015 this week declaring readiness for PCIe 4.0. Synopsys is one of them and will be showing PCIe 4.0 controllers, PHYs and verification IP. Of course, it’s great that the industry ecosystem is gearing up to support PCIe 4.0, but the specification is still under development and we have a way to go before PCIe 4.0 is finalized.
Richard and I will be at PCI-SIG. For any of you that go to PCI-SIG, you know Richard will be doing several presentations, some for PCI-SIG and some for Synopsys, so you can find him walking around. For me, you’ll be able to find me in the sessions or at the Synopsys booth during the exhibit times. Catch us or stop by the booth and tell us about your latest PCIe projects. Both of us love to hear about the latest ways you’re using PCI Express in your designs. We also like it when you tell us you read the blog.
First, I’m sure there are some of you that look at this and think “what the heck”? PCIe being used in phones and tablet devices? How can that be? Rest assured PCIe has been used in mobile devices for a long time. Of course, laptops have been using it, but it’s also being used in phones and tablets for some time now. You may remember that PCIe with the MIPI M-PHY and say, that’s what Scott’s talking about, but no. This is the full blown PCI Express in these devices operating at 5.0GT/s and 8GT/s.
No, it’s not super-Tuesday, but yes, it is election season … for the PCI-SIG.
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