PLDA Rolls Out PCI Express Gen II IP Solution

PLDA, the industry leader in the high-speed bus IP market, announced that they are releasing their PCI Express Gen II IP solution, and have secured an ASIC design-win from a leading fabless company. The PCI Express Generation II product from PLDA features double the transfer speed – up to 5Gb/s – while maintaining the same quality, backward-compatibility, and ease of integration inherent in PLDA’s PCI Express products. Already the Gartner-ranked number one supplier of PCI-related IP cores, this announcement firmly positions PLDA as the leader in the deep submicron PCIe architecture space. A complete test chip for PLDA’s Generation II IP will be available to third parties beginning Q1 2008.

Additionally, PLDA disclosed that they have already secured an ASIC design-win for their 65nm solution from a major fabless IC company. This customer expects to tape out in the second half of 2007, with product availability slated for Q1 2008.

“PCI Express offers many benefits to both FPGA and ASIC customers,” stated Owen Lee, General Manager, ASIC Sales at PLDA. “We are very excited to extend our product offering to include Gen II capabilities to better serve our customers’ requirements,” Lee added “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.”

About PLDA’s PCI Express Generation II Product
The PLDA 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. Additionally, the PLDA PCI Express Generation II product has demonstrated interoperability 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 – contact them for details.

Product Availability
The PLDA PCI Express Generation II product has been extensively tested on FPGAs and prototyping servers from leading chip companies and is available to ASIC customers today. Please contact PLDA directly for information about securing a test chip for review in Q1 2008.

About PLDA
PLDA designs and sells a wide range of ASIC and FPGA interfacing solutions for the PCI Express, PCI-X, PCI and derivative protocols. The company offers complete solutions, including IP cores, hardware, software, consulting services, and comprehensive technical support provided directly by the IP designers. Founded in 1996 and profitable since its inception, PLDA is privately owned. The company maintains offices in California and France, and has a strong international Distributor’s network.