PCI Express External Cabling Specification Completed by PCI-SIG
Enables New Usage Models Such as Platform Disaggregated I/O, Chassis-Chassis Expansion I/O and Others
“This specification helps the industry create new products that will take PCIe technology out of the box – enabling PCIe solutions for IO expansion drawers, external graphics processors, tethered mobile docking, communications equipment and embedded applications,” said Al Yanes, PCI-SIG chairman and president. “With the large market PCI Express has achieved since its introduction in 2002, this is a great opportunity for OEMs to take products to new levels with PCIe technology.”
The new cabling specification currently supports signaling rates of 2.5GT/s. In the future, PCI-SIG expects to continue to advance the cabling technology by providing new enhancements and foresees support for 5.0GT/s signaling rates.
The PCIe Cabling specification is available for download at http://www.pcisig.com/specifications/pciexpress/pcie_cabling1.0/.
PCI-SIG is the Special Interest Group that owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards. The organization defines and implements new industry standard I/O (Input/Output) specifications as the industry's local I/O needs evolve. The PCI Special Interest Group was formed in 1992, and the organization became a nonprofit corporation, officially named “PCI-SIG” in the year 2000. Currently, more than 850 industry-leading companies worldwide are active PCI-SIG members. PCI-SIG's current directors are employed by the following PCI-SIG member companies: AMD, Broadcom, HP, IBM, Intel, LSI Logic, Microsoft and NVIDIA. For more information about PCI-SIG, and PCI-SIG membership benefits, contact PCI-SIG by phone, at 503-619-0569, or by fax at 503-644-6708, or visit the PCI-SIG