Thursday, August 24, 2006

Is ASI dead?

OK, let me put this more succinctly: is ASI dead?

If no, why not?

If yes, what does that mean to you?


FishyMcDonk said...

Oh, it's dead. Obvious reason: no native interfaces on processors and I/O. Without a major (or any) CPU vendor standing up and actually putting ASI on a NB/SB/SoC it was doomed. But ASI was to fill an important niche: the extension of PCIe for board-to-board and root-to-root applications. How does that happen now? Proprietary? PCIe IOV? 1/10 GbE? sRIO? New? It will be probably be some combo of all of the above.

Rick Merritt said...

Thanks for chiming in McDonk. FWIW, I think you are right. All those technologies will be contenders to fill the whole for an embedded-specific version of Express.