This handbook reviews the development of high-speed gigabit serial fabrics as they address increasingly demanding applications for faster and faster data transfers.

The handbook reviews:

  • Switched gigabit serial fabrics, such as VXS, VPX, OpenVPX, and XMC
  • Types of switched serial links and protocols, such as PCI Express, Xilinx Aurora, and Serial RapidIO
  • The role of FPGAs and FPGA IP cores in implementing gigabit serial interfaces
  • The latest Pentek products available for OpenVPX, XMC/PMC, PCI Express, PCI, and compactPCI platforms
  • Real-life applications examples with some of these products