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parallel bus

A shared channel that transmits data over several wires simultaneously. For example, a 32-bit bus has 32 wires. PCI is a common parallel bus. Contrast with serial bus. See parallel channel and PCI.
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PCIe uses a dual simplex serial data stream with an embedded clock to overcome many of the performance limitations of parallel bus architectures.
Timing margins for parallel bus architectures diminish and signal flight times (propagation delays) are reduced to picoseconds.
Comprehensive new environment reduces design time, provides first parallel bus analysis solution to fully consider impact of SSN on timing closure
Concurrent visibility of these high-speed serial and parallel bus interfaces and being able to see this date time-correlated is critical in validating the performance of new systems.
High integration silicon and serial buses enable more small form factors (SFF) than in the past and are making many older, parallel bus structures, such as PCI, look like the bus architecture equivalent of a "clunker".
StarFabric is a multiprotocol switched interconnect technology for board- to-board and chassis-to-chassis connectivity that provides more scalability and flexibility for designers of next-generation data, voice and video equipment compared with parallel bus architectures.
Development of the ATA/ATAPI-7 specification, an update of the parallel bus architecture that provides up to 133MB/sec, is currently being finalized (see www.
This two-port device is equipped with a single-lane PCIe port and a parallel bus segment supporting the conventional PCI operation.
The chipset's architecture uses a proprietary technique to reduce the parallel bus between the serializer and FPGA from a 20-bit single-ended interface to a 5-bit low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) interface.
Other PLX serial connectivity solutions supported by Oxide include interfaces with PCI Express, UART, PCI, Parallel Bus and Local Bus.
The deserializer aligns the recovered serial data to the 8-bit parallel bus and uses a unique 7-bit "comma" character ("0011111") in the serial stream to identify alignment boundaries.
SCSI is a parallel bus technology, similar to the buses that make up all computer systems, and every transfer is guaranteed and acknowledged with proper handshakes.