Rick Merritt, EETimes
6/22/2011 7:37 PM EDT
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. -- The PCI Special Interest Group has determined it can squeeze out of copper links at least one more high speed version of PCI Express before a likely transition to optical interconnects. PCIe Gen 4 is expected to deliver at least 16 GTransfers/second when it debuts in products in about four years.
"The initial report we got yesterday is a PCI Express 4.0 is feasible--we have to work out the details, but it is feasible," said Al Yanes, president of the PCI SIG, speaking in a press briefing at the group's annual developers conference.
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