Why your SSD died – Exploring the PMIC
What is a PMIC SSDs can seem very robust in comparison to spinning drives, but surviving a drop is not the only risk to your data. An SSD is a complex device and there a whole host of failure points to be aware of. Today I want to take you through the PMIC (Power Management …
PCIe hot-plugging – A total pain. Or is it?
Due to social distancing, our engineers are working remotely with very occasional and controlled visits to the lab. This introduced a challenge: how could we give them access to hot-plug capable workstations at their home? We look at how to hot-swap PCIe Gen4 devices with a consumer-grade system.
PCIe 5.0: What you need to know and how you can test Gen5 devices
PCIe 5.0 aims to support the mainstream increase of data-heavy technologies such as cloud computing, 5G and AI. What makes Gen5 technically different to its predecessor, and what’s Quarch doing to help test its robustness?
From the lab to the living room: How automation helped us make progress during lockdown
Confronted with a national lockdown due to COVID-19 and unable to work in our unit, continuing development of our new (and existing) projects seemed impossible. But we are adaptable by nature: Here’s how we solved the problem and kept developing in spite of everything.