The evolution of new artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) applications and the accelerating shift of enterprise workload to the cloud are shaping modern data center transformations. These concurrent data-intensive developments are fueling explosive data traffic growth in data centers. To address the insatiable demand for more data bandwidth, silicon providers are racing to adopt the latest high-speed interface technologies, such as PHY IP for PCI Express (PCIe) 6.0, in their next-generation silicon.