Compute Express Link®: The Breakthrough CPU-to-Device Interconnect

Compute Express Link®: The Breakthrough CPU-to-Device Interconnect

Overview

CXL® is a breakthrough high-speed CPU-to-Device and CPU-to-Memory interconnect designed to accelerate next-generation data center performance.

CXL® is an open industry standard offering high-bandwidth low-latency connectivity between the host processor and devices such as accelerators, memory controller/expander, and smart I/O devices for heterogeneous computing and disaggregation use cases.

The CXL® Consortium is an open industry standard group formed to develop technical specifications that facilitate breakthrough performance for emerging usage models while supporting an open ecosystem for data center accelerators and other high-speed enhancements. The CXL® Consortium represents a wide range of industry expertise including leading cloud service providers, communications OEMs, IP/silicon/device providers and system OEMs.

Samtec's PCI Express and CXL Over Optical Solutions video

CXL® design marks are registered trademarks of Compute Express Link Consortium, Inc. Please see www.computeexpresslink.org.

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CXL® Interconnect Solutions

PCI Express®/CXL® Standard Interconnects

Edge Card Sockets & Cable Assemblies

  • PCIE-G4 - PCI Express® 4.0 Slim Board Level Receptacle
  • PCIE-G5 - PCI Express® 5.0 Slim Board Level Receptacle
  • PCIEC-G4 - PCI Express® 4.0 Extender Cable for Debug and Characterization
  • PCIEC-G5 - PCI Express® 5.0/6.0 Extender Cable for Debug and Characterization
  • PCRF-G4 - PCI Express® 4.0 Test Cable with 2.92 mm RF Connectors for Debug
  • PCRF-G5 - PCI Express® 5.0/6.0 Test Cable with 2.92 mm RF Connectors for Debug

FireFly™ Optical Cable Assemblies

  • PCOA - PCI Express®-Over-Fiber Adaptor Card with FireFly™ Optical Cable
  • PCUO - PCI Express®-Over-Fiber FireFly™ Optical Cable Assembly
  • PCUE - PCI Express®-Over-FireFly™ Copper Cable Assembly

PCIe® 6.0/CXL® 3.1 Capable Interconnects

AcceleRate® HD Ultra-Dense, Slim-Body Multi Row Mezzanine Strips

  • ADM6 / ADF6 - AcceleRate® HD Ultra-Dense, Slim-Body Multi Row Mezzanine Strips

AcceleRate® Slim Direct Attach Cable System

AcceleRate® HP High-Performance Arrays and Cable System

  • APM6 / APF6 / APF6-RA - AcceleRate® HP High-Performance Array
  • ARP6 / APF6-L - AcceleRate® HP High-Density, High-Performance Cable System

AcceleRate® mP High-Density, High-Speed Power/Signal Arrays

  • UDM6 / UDF6 - AcceleRate® mP High-Density, High-Speed Power/Signal Arrays

AcceleRate® Mini Form Factor Cable System

  • ARM6 / AMF6 - AcceleRate® Mini Form Factor Socket and Cable System

Copper Si-Fly™ Low Profile, High-Density Cable System

  • CPC / CPI - Copper Si-Fly™ Low Profile, High-Density Cable System

ExaMAX® High-Speed Backplane Cable System

  • EBCM / EBCF - ExaMAX® High-Speed Backplane Cable System

Flyover® QSFP Cable Systems

  • FQSFP - Flyover® QSFP Cable System
  • FQSFP-DD - Double Density Flyover® QSFP Cable System
  • FQSFP-D8 - 800G Flyover® QSFP Double Density

Generate™ High-Speed Edge Card Connectors and Cable System

  • HSEC6-DV / GC6 - Generate™ High-Speed Edge Card Connectors and Cable System
  • GC6-RF - Generate™ High-Speed Test Cable

NovaRay® Extreme Density & Performance Arrays and Cable Systems

  • NVAM / NVAF - NovaRay® Extreme Density & Performance Arrays
  • NVAC / NVAM-CT - NovaRay® Extreme Density & Performance Cable System
  • NVACE / NVACP - NovaRay® I/O Extreme Performance Cable System

Downloads & Resources

CXL Interconnect Solutions Guide

CXL® Interconnect Solutions

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Product Overview Guide

Product Overview Guide

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High-Speed Cable Interconnect Solutions Guide

High-Speed Cable Interconnect Solutions Guide

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FireFly™ Application Guide

FireFly™ Application Guide

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Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Solutions Guide

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Solutions Guide

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