Renesas Selects GDA for PCI Express to AMBA AXI Bridge

GDA Technologies, Inc., a fast growing supplier of Intellectual Property (IP) and Electronic Design Services (EDS), announced that Renesas Technology Corp., a leading semiconductor company, has selected GDA for development of a PCIE 2 AMBA AXI Bridge to be used in a SOC design for consumer applications.

“GDA is a leader in the emerging market for PCI Express products,” said Manabu Shibata, Department Manager, System Solution business group at Renesas. “GPEX technology is helping Renesas integrate PCI Express into its design to deliver outstanding reliability, scalability, and performance.”

“Renesas is a leader in their market space, and we are excited to work with them,” added Amit Saxena, Director of IP Business at GDA Technologies, Inc. “The Renesas design-win is a validation of our PAB IP core quality, because they are noted throughout the industry for selecting only the best class of solutions for their products.”

The PCI Express-AMBA Bridge (PAB) is a highly flexible and configurable design with a PCI Express interface on one side and an AMBA interface on the other. The Bridge architecture is such to facilitate interface with a PCI Express controller used as end-point, or root-complex. On the system side, the PAB provides flexibility to use AHB or AXI interface. The bridge is independent of applications, implementation tools, and target technology, and its architecture is carefully tailored to optimize latency, power consumption, and silicon footprint.

GDA is a member of the Intel(R) Developer Network for PCI Express Architecture, Intel(R) Communications Alliance, PCISIG, Arapahoe Working Group and PICMG.

About GDA Technologies
GDA Technologies is a leading Electronic Design Services (EDS) and Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) solution provider for the Embedded, Networking, and Consumer Electronics Market. GDA is part of the L&T Infotech Product Engineering Services (PES) offerings, which aims to provide end-to-end product design capability to its customers.

GDA has developed many high-performance IP cores for computer and networking interfaces, including HyperTransport, 10 Gigabit Ethernet MAC, and SPI4.2. Additionally, GDA designs systems, boards, SoCs, ASICs, and FPGAs from concept to product levels. The company has successfully developed IPs and products in the areas of high-speed handheld embedded solutions, digital video applications, Internet appliances, voice and data networking applications, and non-form factor PC architectures. GDA is headquartered in San Jose, CA, with satellite design centers in Boston, Sacramento, Singapore, Chennai, Kochi, and Bangalore.