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PCIe 6.0 Controller

The PCI Express® (PCIe®) 6.0 Controller is configurable and scalable controller IP designed for ASIC implementation. The controller supports the PCIe 6.0 specification, including 64 GT/s data rates, PAM4 signaling, FLIT mode, and L0p power state. The PCIe 6.0 architecture will be essential for SoC designers creating next-generation chips that require the movement of large amounts of data within systems, including applications like HPC, cloud computing, artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), enterprise storage, networking, and automotive.

How the PCIe 6.0 Controller Works

The PCIe 6.0 controller is backward compatible to the PCIe 5.0, 4.0 and 3.1/3.0 specifications. It supports version 6.x of the PHY Interface for PCI Express (PIPE) specification. The controller exposes a highly efficient transmit (Tx) and receive (Rx) interface with configurable bus widths. Designed to satisfy a multitude of customer and industry use cases, the IP can be configured to support endpoint, root port, switch port, and dual-mode topologies, allowing for a variety of use models. The provided Graphical User Interface (GUI) Wizard allows designers to tailor the IP to their exact requirements, by enabling, disabling, and adjusting a vast array of parameters.
PCIe 6.0 Controller Block Diagram
PCIe 6.0 Controller Block Diagram

The PCIe 6.0 controller is built on a flexible architecture that supports a variety of use cases that can be tailored to unique customer needs.

Data Center Evolution: The Leap to 64 GT/s Signaling with PCI Express 6.0

Data Center Evolution: The Leap to 64 GT/s Signaling with PCI Express 6.0

The PCIe interface is the critical backbone that moves data at high bandwidth and low latency between various compute nodes such as CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and workload-specific accelerators. With the torrid rise in bandwidth demands of advanced workloads such as AI/ML training, PCIe 6.0 jumps signaling to 64 GT/s with some of the biggest changes yet in the standard.

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Data Center Evolution: Accelerating Computing with PCI Express 5.0

Data Center Evolution: Accelerating Computing with PCI Express 5.0

The PCI Express® (PCIe) interface is the critical backbone that moves data at high bandwidth between various compute nodes such as CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and workload-specific accelerators. The rise of cloud-based computing and hyperscale data centers, along with high-bandwidth applications like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), require the new level of performance of PCI Express 5.0.