PCI Express – Espresso for test systems

In my February 19 blog of Outside the Box, I describe why I believe PCI Express is like your test system downing a dozen espresso shots, and SCPI is like drinking decaf.  What enables speed in a functional test system is truly one of the most mis-understood aspects of communication busses and protocols. It is more wrapped up in the latencies of register-based and message-based communications than absolute bus speed of PCIe or LAN.

So, if your test system needs a pick-me-up, brew some high octane java, and read more about it here.

 

By Larry DJ

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