PARIS – PLDA, provider of IP core, hardware FPGA-based boards and custom interfacing solutions for PCI/CompactPCI, announced it would present the second generation of its PCI Express IP solution at the Design Automation Conference next week in San Diego, California.
PLDA (Aix-en-Provence, France) claimed its PCI Express Generation II features double the transfer speed, up to 5Gb/s, while maintaining the same quality, backward-compatibility, and ease of integration. A complete test chip is expected to be available to third parties early 2008, said the company.
PLDA added that the PCI Express IP core is PCI-SIG compliant. It includes a flexible and easily configurable GUI-based wizard to customize the IP to a customer’s individual application.
Beside, the company asserted the PLDA PCI Express Generation II product was interoperable with major PHY manufacturers and is proven through a variety of software verification IP tools, as well as hardware verification using Gen II prototyping FPGAs and servers. PLDA offers a free trial of their IP solution.
“PCI Express offers many benefits to both FPGA and ASIC customers,” stated Owen Lee, PLDA's general manager, in a statement. “The Gen II market is gaining speed very quickly. We have several other key fabless companies actively engaging with us on this product line, indicating that PCI Express is poised for pervasive deployment throughout the industry.”