|[November 19, 2012]
PLDA Announces Integration of its PCIe 2.0 controller with advanced AMBA® AXI interface in Microsemi's new SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
PLDA, the industry leader in PCI Express® and high-speed interface IP
today announced incorporation of its PCIe-AXI bridge IP into Microsemi (News - Alert)
Corporation's recently announced SmartFusion®2 SoC FPGA. Microsemi's
SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs are the only devices that address fundamental
requirements for advanced security, high reliability and low power in a
wide range of critical applications. SmartFusion2 integrates an
inherently reliable flash-based FPGA fabric, a 166 megahertz (MHz) ARM (News - Alert)®
Cortex™-M3 processor, advanced security processing accelerators, DSP
blocks, SRAM, eNVM, and industry-required high-performance communication
interfaces all on a single chip. The new device provides customers with
an easy to use PCI (News - Alert) Express 2.0 interface allowing users to easily target
their PCIe endpoint designs using SmartFusion2, with the minimal
resource utilization and high performance enabled by PLDA's AXI3 user
interface and built-in DMA engine.
PLDA's PCIe-AXI bridge IP provides a high performance,
highly-configurable PCI Express interface IP compliant to the PCI
Express rev. 2.0 and 3.0 specification. The PCIe-AXI bridge inherits the
leading architecture and reliability of PLDA's previous generations of
PCI Express interface IP and features an AXI user interface with
built-in DMA, compliant to the AMBA AXI3 and AXI4 specifications.
Microsemi's SmartFusion2 devices deliver easy implementation of PCIe 2.0
endpoint designs with a pre-verified, feature-rich PCIe hard IP,
streamlined integration of the PCIe Hard IP into the design with an
industry-standard AXI3 interface and simplified data tansfer management
with the PCIe hard IP's built-in high-performance DMA.
"Microsemi has long been a leader in innovative SoC and FPGA products
for markets that require specialized and highly integrated solutions,"
stated Stephane Hauradou, CTO for PLDA. "We are pleased to be able to
contribute IP to their successful designs."
Paul Ekas, vice president of marketing at Microsemi stated, "The PLDA
PCIe-AXI bridge IP helped us complete our development of our new
SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA on time and on budget to better serve our
worldwide customer base. PLDA has been a key development collaborator
Pricing and Availability
PLDA's PCI Express controller IP with AXI bridge is available now for
integration into ASIC and FPGA projects. Contact PLDA directly for
pricing at www.plda.com.
The Microsemi SmartFusion2 SoC is available now from Microsemi directly
and includes the PLDA PCIe AXI bridge IP at no additional charge. Please
for more information.
PLDA is a leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (IP)
specializing in high-speed interconnect protocols and technologies. PLDA
is headquartered in Aix-en-Provence, France, and has a strong worldwide
presence with a North American sales and technical support office in San
Jose, California and a worldwide distribution network. For more
information visit www.plda.com.
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of
semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense &
security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include
high-performance, radiation-hardened and highly reliable analog
mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and�ASICs; power
management products; timing and voice processing devices; RF solutions;
discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper
products;�Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design
capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo,
Calif., and has approximately 3,000 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.
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