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PLDA’s XpressRICH3-AXI™ PCI Express® 3.0 IP with AMBA AXI Support Passes PCI-SIG® PCIe® 3.0 Compliance Testing

PLDA, the industry leader in PCI Express® and interface IP solutions today announced that its XpressRICH3-AXI™ PCI Express® (PCIe®) 3.0 solution with AMBA AXI support, passed all Gold and Interoperability tests performed by the PCI-SIG® committee during its most recent workshop in December 2013. The testing was conducted using the PLDA XpressRICH3-AXI IP, running in an add-in card configuration on a Xilinx® KC705 board, based on a Xilinx Kintex®-7 FPGA.

“Successful completion of the PCI-SIG compliance testing is a critical step in validating PLDA’s XpressRICH3-AXI PCIe 3.0 IP solution. Combined with our extensive history of groundbreaking PCIe development and a track record of over 5,800 PCI Express designs in silicon, this certification provides our global customer base with a further indication of the quality and ease-of-integration they have come to expect from our IP products.” said Stephane Hauradou, CTO of PLDA.

PCI-SIG is the consortium that owns and manages PCI. Its compliance workshops offer members the opportunity to test and validate their products before they enter the field. Testing is completed against PCI-SIG maintained systems, as well as other leading manufacturers of PCI products. The rigorous testing process includes interoperability testing on a range of PC hardware products, transaction layer and data link testing, physical layer testing and configuration testing.

“As a PCI-SIG member, PLDA holds a valued role in the success of PCIe technology,” said Al Yanes, PCI-SIG president and chairman. “Participating in PCIe specification compliance testing helps enable a robust PCIe ecosystem.”

PLDA’s XpressRICH3-AXI PCI Express 3.0 solution provides the following features and benefits:

  • Flexible design, supporting Endpoint and Root-Port configurations
  • Silicon-proven, with over 2500 designs in silicon, ensuring first pass silicon success
  • Low latency, high-throughput user interface
  • Supports a variety of speeds from x1 at Gen1 to x16 at Gen3
  • Compliant to the AMBA AXI Specification v1.0 (AXI3) and AMBA AXI Specification v2.0 (AXI4)
  • Supports up to 8 DMA Engines

About PLDA
PLDA designs and sells intellectual property (IP) cores and prototyping tools for ASIC and FPGA that aim to accelerate time-to-market for embedded electronic designers. PLDA specializes in high-speed interface protocols and technologies such as PCIe, and Ethernet. PLDA provides IP cores with a complete set of tools, including FPGA production-ready and prototyping cards or System-on-Module components, drivers and APIs and testbenches. Their products benefit from a global support and sales organization able to sustain over 5,800 ASIC and FPGA customers worldwide. PLDA is a global company with offices in North America (San Jose, California) and in Europe (France, Italy). For more information visit www.plda.com.

About PCI-SIG
PCI-SIG is the consortium that owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards. The organization defines industry standard I/O (input/output) specifications consistent with the needs of its members. Currently, PCI-SIG is comprised of nearly 800 industry-leading member companies. To join PCI-SIG, and for a list of the Board of Directors, visit www.pcisig.com.

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