Emerging innovations require higher CPU speeds, faster memories, and high-performance consumer devices, fueling the need for system interconnectivity with greater bandwidth scalability. Industry standards such as the PCIe architecture ensure these requirements are met for varying market segments, whether they’re data centers, artificial intelligence/machine learning, or cloud computing.
In the world of chip design, one of the main concerns is ensuring that all products in the marketplace can work together, and PCI-SIG Compliance Testing helps ensure that. Companies bring their products to PCI-SIG Compliance Workshops to confirm that they meet key aspects of the PCIe specification, and more importantly, that they can interoperate with other products in the ecosystem – whether they are from customers, competitors, or other ecosystem partners.
While internal testing can be done to check this cross-vendor functioning to a certain extent, passing PCIe compliance is a much more effective indication that the products’ interoperability with other vendors has been comprehensively validated by various industry leaders. As the saying goes, “the proof is in the pudding.” When backed by this compliance, developers can build their chips with a high degree of confidence that their devices will work with others in the market.