The PCI-SIG recently announced the next generation of PCI Express – 7.0 – will be released in 2025. We’ve only just heard about PCIe 6.0 (see this recent podcast), so it’s interesting to see that the working group is already committed to extending the performance and capabilities of PCIe further into the future. Chris caught up with Al Yanes (President and Chairperson of PCI-SIG) earlier this year at Flash Memory Summit to get an update. This podcast was recorded after the event and goes into the detail about the improvements. The timeline for PCI Express means we’re seeing new PCIe 5.0 devices on the market today, with PCIe 6.0 devices expected in 2025 and PCIe 7.0 supported hardware in 2028. With a certain future for PCI Express, vendors can develop products and have confidence that forward and backward compatibility will be maintained until the end of the decade.
For more information on PCI-SIG, go to https://pcisig.com/.
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- 00:00:00 – Intros
- 00:01:25 – PCIe 6.0 was discussed last March, now we’re discussing PCIe 7.0
- 00:02:00 – PCIe 7.0 in 2025, a three year cadence.
- 00:03:15 – Compliance is a big benefit of the PCIe standard
- 00:04:00 – PCIe devices are backwards and forwards compatible
- 00:07:00 – Throughput is important but low latency is critical too
- 00:08:30 – PCIe 7.0 will evolve as the standard is developed
- 00:09:15 – PCIe continues to improve in power efficiency
- 00:11:20 – Using next gen PCIe could be to gain cabling or power efficiencies
- 00:13:25 – PCISig is working on standardisation of cabling
- 00:14:05 – Technology is becoming more integrated
- 00:17:30 – Timelines – PCIe 5.0 devices now, announced 2019
- 00:18:40 – PCIe 6.0 – announced 2022, devices expected 2025
- 00:19:00 – PCIe 7.0 – ratification in 2025, devices expected 2028
- 00:20:30 – ESG will put a focus on the ability to use a range of PCIe speeds
- 00:21:30 – Wrap Up
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