Eureka Technology's PCI Express Controller core can, according to the company, be implemented in virtually all current FPGA and ASIC technologies. The company today announced that it successfully completed rigorous PCI-SIG compliance testing including protocol, electrical, configuration, and interoperability tests. The system passed all testing at the PCI-SIG Compliance Workshops and is certified at the PCI-SIG integrators list.
"With Rambus' silicon proven PCI Express PHY cells, we are able to demonstrate the compatibility of our PCI Express Controller cores easily in silicon. This demonstration also shows the many benefits of using high quality IP cores, such as reduction in design time, risk, and cost," said Simon Lau, president of Eureka Technology. "Our customers will be able to benefit from having a real turnkey solution and smooth migration to PCI Express by using the combined IP cores."
"Our goal is to ensure our PHYs are the most interoperable with as many different controller cores as possible, giving our customers choice in choosing the PCI Express solution that best fits their needs," said Jean-Marc Patenaude, director of marketing for the Platform Solutions Group at Rambus. "Working with Eureka to ensure compatibility and interoperability is a critical step in achieving our goal and integrating their proven solution to meet the increasing demands of PCI Express applications."
The controller core includes the Transaction Layer, Data Link Layer and Physical Layer of the PCI Express Specification. It conforms to the latest 1.0a revision and supports industrial standard PIPE interface for on-chip PHY core and external PHY chips. While supporting the latest PCI-Express standard, the core shares the same user interface as existing PCI and PCI-X controller core, ensuring an easy migration for customers to PCI Express standard. The common user interface also allows the PCI Express Controller Core to be integrated easily with Eureka's other proven IP cores such as system controller and MemConnect memory controller.