GDA PCI Express Controller and Rambus PHY Combined Solution on PCI-SIG Integrators List

Proven, Interoperable PCI Express Solution Available for

Chip Developers



11 Apr, 2005, 01:00 ET from GDA Technologies, Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- GDA Technologies, Inc., a fast-
 growing supplier of silicon intellectual property (SIP) and electronic design
 services (EDS), today announced the successful completion of PCI-SIG
 compliance and interoperability testing of their PCI Express(TM) intellectual
 property (IP) GPEX core with the Rambus(R) Inc. PCI Express PHY, a complete
 serial communication cell optimized for implementing the physical layer of the
 PCI Express standard. The joint test platform was demonstrated at the Intel
 Developer Forum in March 2005 in San Francisco, CA.
     "GDA PCI Express cores have been passing PCI-SIG compliance testing since
 December 2003 and have been proven interoperable with more than twenty
 systems," says Abhijit Sarid, Director of IP Marketing at GDA. "With the
 inclusion of Rambus PHY implementation, our entries in the Integrators List
 now cover a wider range of configurations and target technologies. This
 reinforces our leadership position in PCI Express' digital core market."
     "The combination of GDA's most complete digital controller offering and
 Rambus' comprehensive PHY portfolio provides chip developers access to the
 broadest array of proven, interoperable PCI Express solutions, enabling fully
 compliant system products," said Jean-Marc Patenaude, Director of Marketing at
 Rambus.
     The GDA PCI Express IP solution passed all the test criteria set forth at
 the PCI-SIG Compliance Workshops, including protocol, electrical, and
 configuration tests, and submitted a completed PCI-SIG Compliance Checklist.
 The PCI-SIG is the special interest group that owns and manages PCI
 specifications as open industry standards. The organization defines and
 implements new industry standard Input/Output (I/O) specifications as the
 industry's local I/O needs evolve.
     "We are elated to announce interoperability with the Industry leading PHY
 Solution," said Prakash Bare, Vice President of IP Business Unit at GDA.
 "Rambus' extensive experience in the development of high volume, high speed
 I/Os combined with their impressive track record for PCI Express compliance
 and interoperability offers a highly dependable PHY option to our COT
 customers."
     The GDA PCI Express (GPEX) IP family is the most comprehensive solution
 available today for implementing PCI Express I/O in COT, as well as ASIC, FPGA
 and Structured ASIC designs. The highly configurable solution offers optimum
 area, power, timing, latency, bandwidth and ease of integration for a wide
 range of applications. GPEX supports endpoint, root complex, switch and bridge
 implementations with all the possible link widths, virtual channels, functions
 and packet sizes specified in the PCI Express specification. Line side
 interface is designed for interoperating with a wide range of PHY designs.
 Several interface options are offered on the system side to cover all major
 application scenarios. GPEX is exhaustively verified in simulation as well as
 silicon interoperating with most of the available third party simulation
 models, silicon implementations and systems.
     The Rambus PCI Express PHY is a member of the Rambus RaSer(TM) family of
 serial link interfaces. The portfolio of PCI Express PHY cells is silicon-
 proven on multiple foundry and captive processes at every process node ranging
 from 180nm to 65nm. Rambus customers are shipping graphics, chipset, switch
 and bridge chips for applications using the PCI Express standard. Rambus has
 also demonstrated its Turbo PCI Express platform with serial links operating
 at 5-6.4Gbps data rates to meet future PCI Express requirements. In addition,
 Rambus offers its customers engineering services for chip integration,
 package, board and system characterization and tests to ensure the successful
 development of PCI Express-based chips and systems.
 
     About GDA Technologies, Inc.
     GDA Technologies Inc. is a leading Electronic Design Services (EDS) and
 Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) solution provider for the embedded,
 networking, and consumer electronics markets. GDA specializes in designing
 ASICs, FPGAs, IPs, boards, SoCs, software and complete systems from concept to
 product. GDA has successfully developed products in the areas of desktop,
 server, and embedded computing, digital audio and video applications, Internet
 appliances, and voice and data networking applications. In the IP front, GDA
 has been the leading solution provider for fast interconnect technologies such
 as PCI Express, HyperTransport, RapidIO, Ethernet and Advanced Switching with
 many licenses sold in compute, networking and communication markets. GDA is
 headquartered in San Jose, California, and has satellite design centers in
 Boston, Sacramento, Singapore, Chennai and Bangalore, India. The GDA web site
 is http://www.gdatech.com.
     PCI-SIG and PCI Express are trademarks or registered trademarks of PCI-
 SIG. All other trade names are the service marks, trademarks, or registered
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
     For more information, contact:
 
     Deepika Sarai
     GDA Technologies, Inc.
     408-467-3514
     deepika@gdatech.com
 
     This release was issued through eReleases(TM).  For more information,
 visit http://www.ereleases.com.
 
 

SOURCE GDA Technologies, Inc.
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- GDA Technologies, Inc., a fast-
 growing supplier of silicon intellectual property (SIP) and electronic design
 services (EDS), today announced the successful completion of PCI-SIG
 compliance and interoperability testing of their PCI Express(TM) intellectual
 property (IP) GPEX core with the Rambus(R) Inc. PCI Express PHY, a complete
 serial communication cell optimized for implementing the physical layer of the
 PCI Express standard. The joint test platform was demonstrated at the Intel
 Developer Forum in March 2005 in San Francisco, CA.
     "GDA PCI Express cores have been passing PCI-SIG compliance testing since
 December 2003 and have been proven interoperable with more than twenty
 systems," says Abhijit Sarid, Director of IP Marketing at GDA. "With the
 inclusion of Rambus PHY implementation, our entries in the Integrators List
 now cover a wider range of configurations and target technologies. This
 reinforces our leadership position in PCI Express' digital core market."
     "The combination of GDA's most complete digital controller offering and
 Rambus' comprehensive PHY portfolio provides chip developers access to the
 broadest array of proven, interoperable PCI Express solutions, enabling fully
 compliant system products," said Jean-Marc Patenaude, Director of Marketing at
 Rambus.
     The GDA PCI Express IP solution passed all the test criteria set forth at
 the PCI-SIG Compliance Workshops, including protocol, electrical, and
 configuration tests, and submitted a completed PCI-SIG Compliance Checklist.
 The PCI-SIG is the special interest group that owns and manages PCI
 specifications as open industry standards. The organization defines and
 implements new industry standard Input/Output (I/O) specifications as the
 industry's local I/O needs evolve.
     "We are elated to announce interoperability with the Industry leading PHY
 Solution," said Prakash Bare, Vice President of IP Business Unit at GDA.
 "Rambus' extensive experience in the development of high volume, high speed
 I/Os combined with their impressive track record for PCI Express compliance
 and interoperability offers a highly dependable PHY option to our COT
 customers."
     The GDA PCI Express (GPEX) IP family is the most comprehensive solution
 available today for implementing PCI Express I/O in COT, as well as ASIC, FPGA
 and Structured ASIC designs. The highly configurable solution offers optimum
 area, power, timing, latency, bandwidth and ease of integration for a wide
 range of applications. GPEX supports endpoint, root complex, switch and bridge
 implementations with all the possible link widths, virtual channels, functions
 and packet sizes specified in the PCI Express specification. Line side
 interface is designed for interoperating with a wide range of PHY designs.
 Several interface options are offered on the system side to cover all major
 application scenarios. GPEX is exhaustively verified in simulation as well as
 silicon interoperating with most of the available third party simulation
 models, silicon implementations and systems.
     The Rambus PCI Express PHY is a member of the Rambus RaSer(TM) family of
 serial link interfaces. The portfolio of PCI Express PHY cells is silicon-
 proven on multiple foundry and captive processes at every process node ranging
 from 180nm to 65nm. Rambus customers are shipping graphics, chipset, switch
 and bridge chips for applications using the PCI Express standard. Rambus has
 also demonstrated its Turbo PCI Express platform with serial links operating
 at 5-6.4Gbps data rates to meet future PCI Express requirements. In addition,
 Rambus offers its customers engineering services for chip integration,
 package, board and system characterization and tests to ensure the successful
 development of PCI Express-based chips and systems.
 
     About GDA Technologies, Inc.
     GDA Technologies Inc. is a leading Electronic Design Services (EDS) and
 Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) solution provider for the embedded,
 networking, and consumer electronics markets. GDA specializes in designing
 ASICs, FPGAs, IPs, boards, SoCs, software and complete systems from concept to
 product. GDA has successfully developed products in the areas of desktop,
 server, and embedded computing, digital audio and video applications, Internet
 appliances, and voice and data networking applications. In the IP front, GDA
 has been the leading solution provider for fast interconnect technologies such
 as PCI Express, HyperTransport, RapidIO, Ethernet and Advanced Switching with
 many licenses sold in compute, networking and communication markets. GDA is
 headquartered in San Jose, California, and has satellite design centers in
 Boston, Sacramento, Singapore, Chennai and Bangalore, India. The GDA web site
 is http://www.gdatech.com.
     PCI-SIG and PCI Express are trademarks or registered trademarks of PCI-
 SIG. All other trade names are the service marks, trademarks, or registered
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
     For more information, contact:
 
     Deepika Sarai
     GDA Technologies, Inc.
     408-467-3514
     deepika@gdatech.com
 
     This release was issued through eReleases(TM).  For more information,
 visit http://www.ereleases.com.
 
 SOURCE  GDA Technologies, Inc.