Venice, Florida — Mentor Graphics Corporation announced the availability of PCI Express® Controller and AMBA® Bridge intellectual property (IP) cores. Featuring a complete suite of PCIe Controllers including X1 (1-lane), X2 (2-lane), X4 (4-lane), X8 (8-lane) and X16 (16-lane) options, the solutions also include AMBA 3 AXITMand AMBA 2 AHBTM Bridges to standard on-chip buses.
Mentor Graphics PCIe 1.1 Controller and Bridge IPs, based on ASIC Architect's PCIe IP core, are fully compliant with the PCIe 1.1 industry specification. Designed for scalability, each controller is optimized for minimal gate count, low power and high performance, in configurations including Root Port, Switch Port, Endpoint or Dual Mode (Endpoint/Root). Mentor Graphics Bridge IP cores enable high-performance interconnects of chips through PCIe bus.
"ASIC Architect partnered with Mentor Graphics to deliver our silicon proven PCIe solutions to the market. ASIC Architect has been at the forefront of solving complex IP and integration problems of today's SoC designs," said Kishore Mishra, president and CEO of ASIC Architect, Inc.
Bill Martin, Mentor Graphics general manager for intellectual property products, Embedded Systems Division stated: "These leading PCIe Controller and Bridge IP solutions from ASIC Architect expand our specification-compliant and high-performance IP portfolio and accelerate our IP subsystem strategy."