Q: What is the Gen-Z consortium doing to enable the industry?
A: Gen-Z members will have access to an FPGA-based IP development package. This package includes software and RTL source capable of exchanging read and write packets. The package includes a requester IP block, a responder IP block, a switch IP block, and drivers and management software. Gen-Z Members will work within the open source community to ensure applications will be able to take full advantage of the architecture.
Q: Is this IP development package free to all Gen-Z Consortium members?
A: Yes. All software and RTL will be made available as open source, and members will be free to use it to design and implement Gen-Z products.
Q: Will draft specifications and technical concepts be publicly shared?
A: Yes. The Gen-Z consortium strongly believes in developing an open ecosystem where members, the broader industry, and customers can work together to deliver robust, high-quality specifications that meet solution needs. The Gen-Z Consortium will periodically publicly post draft specifications and technical concepts to elicit input from the broader industry and directly from customers.