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PCI backers push low-power features with an eye on Internet of Things

Stephen Lawson | June 5, 2014
The PCI technology that's served PCs and servers well for decades is learning to get by on less power so it can play in mobile devices and the Internet of Things.

"I'm not convinced it won't work. I'm just not convinced that it's going to add enough value to be a significant player," Brookwood said. PCI-SIG says it's studying how to make its specifications more attractive for SoC designs.

Where more power-efficient PCIe may turn heads is in thin and light laptops or the "two in one" PC-tablet systems Microsoft is pushing, Brookwood said. There, manufacturers still want to be able to configure products with various add-ons for networking, storage and graphics.

 

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