San Jose, Calif. Genesys Logic Inc. is offering in volume production its PCI Express (PCIe) GigaCourier GL9711 physical layer (PHY) IC for $5 each in quantities of 25,000.
The discrete PCIe PHY IC complies with both the PCIe base specification revision 1.0a and the PHY interface for the PCIe architecture (PIPE) version 1.0 from Intel Corp., Santa Clara, Calif.
The GL9711 provides PCB developers with an access speed of 2.5-Gbits/s. It is available in both an 8- and 16-bit PIPE interface. It operates at 250-MHz speeds at 8-bits and 125-MHz at 16-bits.
“The availability of our latest version of the GigaCourier, GL9711 1-land PIPE PHY chips allows FPGA designers to take full advantage of the high-speed PCI Express standard,” said Jerry Chen, director of technology at Genesys Logic. “The GL9711 is the first PCI Express 1-land PIPE PHY discrete chip in the industry implemented in a 0.18-micron standard digital CMOS process is already support by key core logic IP partners in the U.S. and Japan.”
The company plans to release the GL9714 in the fourth quarter of this year. The GL9714 will be a four-lane transceiver to be designed in as an 8, 16, or 32-lane configuration to meet the high bandwidth demands of networking, graphics, and storage manufacturers.
Genesys Logic Inc., 1-408-428-0895, www.genesyslogic.com