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PCI-SIG DevCon 2024: Alphawave Semi Showcasing Next-Gen PCIe 7.0 IP Platform for High-Performance Connectivity and Compute

Also 64GT/s PCIe 6.0 subsystem with electro-optical link integration, subsystem featuring OSFP-XD PCIe direct attach cabling, and spec interoperability with Alphawave Semi and Viavi

Alphawave Semi was returning as a Platinum Sponsor of the annual North American PCI-SIG Developers Conference.

Alphawave Semi Pci Sig2024

The company demonstrated IP subsystem solutions for rapid implementation of next-gen PCIe 7.0 spec alongside advanced technologies that set new standards for the PCIe 6.0 technology ecosystem.

PCI-SIG DevCon 2024 took place in Santa Clara, CA, on June 12-13. The company will was showing its advanced DSP-enabled PAM4 SerDes technology that provides the foundation for accelerating the time-to-market of emerging PCIe 7.0 solutions. The firm illustrated how its fully integrated controller and top-tier PAM4 SerDes PHY IP is bringing interoperable PCIe 6.0 technology connectivity for AI and HPC data centre applications.


  • Showcasing PCIe 7.0 technology: Accelerating future with Alphawave Semi IP
    Explore the cutting-edge capabilities of the company’s Silicon-Ready PipeCORE PCIe IP in enabling PCIe 7.0 standards. This demo pairs with the Tektronix DPO70000 high-performance oscilloscope to navigate transmitter performance at 128GT/s (PAM4). Company’s solutions, backed by highly correlated models and in-lab measurements, promise fast market entry with complete 128Gb solutions. Experience the next-gen standards today with 112G DSP-based SerDes in the firm’s PCIe 7.0 technology capabilities.

  • 64GT/s PCIe 6.0 subsystem with electro-optical link integration
    the company‘s full PCIe 6.0 subsystem solution, showcasing an electro-optical link that pushes the boundaries at 64Gb/lane. This integration includes the firm‘s advanced controller IP and top-tier PAM4 SerDes PHY, combined with InnoLight’s LPO OSFP optics. Experience how this breakthrough technology sets new benchmarks for performance, power efficiency, and latency in modern data centers, advancing the PCIe 6.0 ecosystem.

  • 64GT/s PCIe 6.0 subsystem featuring OSFP-XD PCIe direct attach cabling
    This demo highlighted
    the company’s PCIe 6.0 subsystem solution that supports Amphenol’s OSFP-XD PCIe Direct Attach Cables. This integration maximizes the potential of disaggregated server resources across data center racks, enhancing connectivity with extended reach copper. Featuring our sophisticated controller IP and PAM4 SerDes PHY, this demo delivers unparalleled performance with the most efficient and low-latency channel solutions, redefining data center connectivity under the PCIe 6.0 standard.

  • 64GT/s PCIe 6.0 spec interoperability with Alphawave Semi and Viavi
    Witness the collaboration between Alphawave Semi and Viavi in this demo of a complete PCIe 6.0 link.
    The company’s silicon implementation of the new PCIe 6.0 64GT/s FLIT-based protocol showcases our ability to support higher data rates crucial for hyperscale and data infrastructure applications. This demo builds upon the firm’sl PCIe 5.0 spec interoperability functionality with Viavi, further solidifying our position as leaders in PCIe technology advancements.

The company is collaborating with industry players such as Amphenol, Innolight, Keysight, Tektronix, and Viavi to exhibit practical implementations of the firm‘s cutting-edge technologies. Alongside these demonstrations,

David Kulansky, director, product marketing, was delivering a detailed technical presentation titled ‘PCIe over Optical: Implementation and Challenges,’ which delve into the complexities and obstacles associated with this innovative technology.

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