June 4, 2012 -- As multicore processors benefit increasing numbers of high-performance, data-intensive applications, such as wireless basestations and high-performance compute platforms, system scalability can only be achieved through high-capacity embedded interconnect. Gigabit serial links help enable system scalability by reducing system cost, area footprint and pin count while delivering greater parallelism, performance and capacity. Compared with parallel interfaces, serdes-enabled serial links shrink the device area and package size while reducing cost and power consumption, enabling higher system performance.
By Zhihong Lin. (Lin is Strategic Marketing Manager for Texas Instruments, Inc.'s wireless basestation infrastructure business.)
This brief introduction has been excerpted from the original copyrighted article.
Keywords: computer system design, general-purpose computers, special-purpose computers, embedded system design, embedded systems, multicore processors, multi-core processors, inter-chip communications, interconnect, EE Times Signal Processing DesignLine, EE Times Signal Processing DesignLine, Texas Instruments (TI)
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