SANTA CLARA, Calif. – January 31, 2022 – Astera Labs, maker of connectivity solutions, today announced the expansion of its cloud-scale interoperability lab designed to provide robust interoperability testing between its platform -form of Leo memory connectivity and an ecosystem of CXL-based processors, memory modules and operating systems.

“Compute Express Link (CXL) is proving to be an essential memory interconnect technology in data-centric systems; However, multiple use cases and a rapidly growing ecosystem are proving to be a significant challenge for seamlessly deploying CXL solutions at scale,” said Casey Morrison, CPO, Astera Labs. “Building on the success of our cloud-scale interoperability lab for Aries PCIe® Smart Retimers and lessons learned from real CXL silicon solutions running on customer platforms, we are excited to partner to industry leaders to implement end-to-end CXL testing and tools to minimize interoperation risks, reduce system development time and cost, and accelerate time to market.

The Cloud-Scale Interop Lab uses a comprehensive suite of memory stress tests, CXL protocol verifications, and electrical robustness measurements to validate performance and interoperability between processors, Leo intelligent memory controllers, and a variety of memory modules in real use cases. The tests cover four key areas from the physical layer to the application layer, including PCIe power, memory, CXL compliance, and system-level testing over thousands of iterations. Customers can request the reports at

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