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NEC Develops LSI for High Speed Next Generation Communication Interfaces

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NEC Corporation (NEC) and NEC Electronics Corporation (NECEL) announced today the development and successful demonstration of LSI technology for next-generation high-speed serial communication interfaces. This new technology allows inter-chip communication that is three times faster than modern communication interface standards, such as USB 3.0 and PCI Express 2.0, without using complicated transmission modes like multilevel transmission.

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Only thing I understood in this article was "NEC developed a thing and it's really great like USB and PCI-E only better because what we already have is not as good"

I've read this thing three times now and I still can't grasp whatever they've been trying to do or what consequences it might have. USB 3.0 and SATA III are barely getting off the ground and now NEC has the next generation covered?
 

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^ what depth said.


I bet this will make big waves in 3-5 years.
 
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In 3 to 5 years there will be something even better, USB 4.0 or maybe even S-ATA 20gbps. Developers know what to aim for now and will try to make a better product than "LSI" to gain the customers when the time comes.
 

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In 3 to 5 years there will be something even better, USB 4.0 or maybe even S-ATA 20gbps. Developers know what to aim for now and will try to make a better product than "LSI" to gain the customers when the time comes.
we still need some kind of link to feed the data to those USB and sata ports you speak of. Thats what this is.
 
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If we are just now employing USB v3 and data transfer rates are growing at the same rate, then by the time this reaches maturity it will be just like USB v3 is now, mabey not entirely needed, but how many of you get pissed off at slow USB v1.1 now?

We will eventually need this, if for nothing else to satisfy the massive bandwidth two GPU's, hard drives, SSD's, NIC's, and much else will be needing to run games and server applications in the near future.
 
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Well the thing is that if they invent a trick to improve signal recognition and reliability without much overhead and not needing any backtalk then that will benefit everything because when it's just local you can just add it to a chip without having to have compatible devices on the other end, so you could add it to USB2 codecs and have longer cables or more shoddy cables (you see those sold sometimes) and still have a better shot at getting the data in without errors and without the device jumping to a slower speed.