Distances issues drive design changes
Rick Merritt, EETimes
6/14/2018 00:01 AM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Engineers are coming to grips with how much they are willing to pay for the new speeds PCI Express 4.0 and 5.0 will deliver — and who will get the money. In the end, its likely to be a mix of board makers for premium materials, chip makers for retimers, connector and cable makers for new kinds of channels and tooling shops for new mechanical designs.
“Speed costs money, so as we go to higher signaling rates we will see how much people are willing to pay for it and how,” said Michael Krause, an interconnect expert at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
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