May 23, 2012 -- A broad selection of commercially available devices supports PCI Express. It's also available in FPGAs and systems-on-chip (SOCs), providing designers with flexible solutions for transferring data within their systems. Two of the key advantages of PCI Express are its scalable bandwidth and flexible clocking. This article describes some of the standard clocking architectures for PCI Express and discusses their advantages and disadvantages in typical system applications.
By Daniel Gallant. (Gallant is a systems engineer in Silicon Laboratories, Inc.'s timing group.)
This brief introduction has been excerpted from the original copyrighted article.