Friday, August 10, 2007

PC, telecom don't see eye to eye

So is it a bad thing that the PC and telecom worlds are out of step when it comes to things like interconnect rates, serdes and equalization? That's the question some folks have raised in the wake of the news about 8GT/s and linear DFE being chosen for PCI Express 3.0.

Personally, I think this is an opportunity missed (once again) for industry convergence, but not a huge one. And I completely get the rationale behind the PC industry's go-slo strategy.

Still, I'd like to conduct a straw poll from the field to hear what you think and why. While we are at it, chime in on anything you heard in the initial Express 3.0 news that you have questions or comments about. After all, that's the first step in the process of getting to a final spec. As always you can comment here for all the world to see and react to, or drop me a line in privacy to rbmerrit@cmp.com

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