PCI-SIG Announces "CopprLink" PCI Express Cable Name

Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 14 November 2023 at 02:58 PM EST. 22 Comments
From SC23 going on in Denver, the PCI-SIG team sent out a news release that they have announced the naming for their next-generation PCI Express cabling... CopprLink.

In a brief announcement emailed over, PCI-SIG shared:
"PCI-SIG announced the new naming scheme for PCIe Internal and External Cables will be CopprLinkā„¢. The PCIe 5.0 and PCIe 6.0 Internal and External Cable Specifications are currently in development and are targeted for release in 2024."

CopprLink will be used as their name for upcoming PCIe 5 and PCIe 6 internal/external cabling. That's it for the announcement they emailed over with no other technical details on the CopprLink PCIe cables. While not being released until next year, at SC23 they are showing off various other PCIe demos for HPC.

PCI-SIG logo

Sadly, no other details were shared at this time on these upcoming CopprLink PCIe cables. The name is arguably a bit odd and separately there is already CopperLink Ethernet cables from a company Patton Electronics. CopprLink hasn't appeared yet on the USPTO trademark search for reavealing its styling or other details.
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