News
 

Bookmark and Share

(0) 

HyperTransport Technology Consortium, an industrial organization that develops chip-to-chip interconnection technologies, today unveiled new specifications for the second version of the HyperTransport technology that is successfully deployed in numerous applications.

The HyperTransport Release 2.0 Specification introduces three more powerful bus speeds and maps to PCI Express, the successor of PCI for the next decade. HyperTransport’s speed capability extends from current 1.6Gb/s per pin to 2.0Gb/s, 2.4Gb/s, and 2.8Gb/s per pin using dual-data rate clocks at 1.0GHz, 1.2GHz, and 1.4GHz, delivering a maximum aggregate bandwidth of 22.40GB/s from current 12.8GB/s in both directions.

“Release 2.0’s substantial speed and bandwidth extensions combined with PCI Express bus extensibility reaffirm and consolidate HyperTransport’s long term chip-to-chip I/O technology leadership while preserving HyperTransport’s low implementation cost and the multi-million dollars investments made by the HyperTransport Consortium members and their considerable customer base,” a spokesperson for the HyperTransport Technology Consortium said.

The electrical protocols supporting the new clock rates are backward compatible with all previous versions of the HyperTransport electrical specifications. Moreover, parts compatible with PCI Express will also be compatible with the new HyperTransport 2.0.

HyperTransport technology was developed by a group of companies headed by CPU maker Advanced Micro Devices. No surprise that AMD is actually one of the most interested companies in development of the transfer protocol. Reportedly, AMD will introduce its new Athlon 64 processors with 1GHz HyperTransport bus in the late first quarter of the year.

Discussion

Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Monday, April 14, 2014

8:23 am | Microsoft Vows to Release Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One. Microsoft Xbox One May Gain Compatibility with Xbox 360 Games

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10:39 am | Microsoft Reveals Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware. Launch of New Kinect for Windows Approaches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1:57 pm | Facebook to Acquire Virtual Reality Pioneer, Oculus VR. Facebook Considers Virtual Reality as Next-Gen Social Platform

1:35 pm | Intel Acquires Maker of Wearable Computing Devices. Basis Science Becomes Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Intel

Monday, March 24, 2014

10:53 pm | Global UHD TV Shipments Total 1.6 Million Units in 2013 – Analysts. China Ahead of the Whole World with 4K TV Adoption

10:40 pm | Crytek to Adopt AMD Mantle Mantle API for CryEngine. Leading Game Developer Adopts AMD Mantle

9:08 pm | Microsoft Unleashes DirectX 12: One API for PCs, Mobile Gadgets and Xbox One. Microsoft Promises Increased Performance, New Features with DirectX 12

3:33 pm | PowerVR Wizard: Imagination Reveals World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU IP for Mobile Devices. Imagination Technologies Brings Ray-Tracing, Hybrid Rendering Modes to Smartphones and Tablets

2:00 pm | Nokia Now Expects to Close Deal with Microsoft in Q2. Sale of Nokia’s Division to Close Next Month