SAN FRANCISCO Lattice Semiconductor Corp. Wednesday (Oct. 26) announced the availability of a low-cost programmable PCI Express solution that incorporates the LatticeECP and LatticeEC field-programmable gate array (FPGA) devices, the Genesys Logic GL9711 PCI Express PHY and Northwest Logic's PCI Express IP core.
"PCI Express has become a standard feature in the desktop and server computers shipping today," said Stan Kopec, Lattice vice president of corporate marketing, in a statement. "The new solution we are announcing today with Genesys Logic and Northwest Logic will enable our customers to rapidly develop and field cost-effective PCI Express solutions."
The LatticeECP-DSP FPGA, LatticeEC FPGA, the Genesys Logic GL9711 and the Northwest Logic PCI Express IP core are available now. The overall solution costs less than $13 in volumes of 250,000 units or more, Lattice said. In addition, Northwest Logic's PCI Express Development Board with the above components is available now. The base board, which includes a LatticeECP-DSP device, costs $2,995 and the daughter card with the Genesys Logic PHY costs $495, the companies said.