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External PCI-Express Cabling Spec Now Official

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Steve Dougherty | Feb 12, 2007 at 04:44 pm CST (0 mins, 42 secs reading time)


The world of external graphics cards moves one step closer to us as the PCI Special Interest Group completes their first version of the "PCI-Express External Cabling 1.0 spec".

Coverage on it can be found at the Dailytech, Tech Report and The Inquirer folks.


Several years ago when PCI-Express was being developed, the technology was also being designed to support devices outside of the traditional computer enclosure. While "internal" PCI-Express took off, development and support for external devices was slow. This week, the PCI Special Interests Group (PCI-SIG) announced the availability of the PCI-Express external cable specification revision 1.0.

With the new specifications fully defined, cables will be developed for all PCI-Express link widths including: x1, x4, x8 and x16. This allows for devices such as external high-speed storage controllers, network or fabric interfaces and graphics adapters to use the technology.


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