|[December 03, 2012]
PLDA and GUC Announce Industry's First Successful PCIe Gen 3 Controller and PHY Combination on TSMC's 28nm HPM Process Technology
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
PLDA, the industry leader in PCI (News - Alert) Express® IP solutions and GUC, the
Flexible ASIC LeaderTM, today announced successful test chips
for the industry's first combined PCIe Gen 3 Controller IP and PHY IP
solution on TSMC 28nm HPM (High Performance Mobile) process. The
combined PCIe 3.0 Controller/PHY solution is in initial production and
has been incorporated into demo boards.
The TSMC 28nm HPM process offers significantly higher speeds, up to 40
percent lower power and better gate density compared to the 40nm node
and is optimized for the requirements of high performance mobile
devices. The ability to easily integrate a complete PCIe Gen 3 solution
into end products is a significant milestone for developers of next
generation mobile devices.
The PLDA XpressRICH3 IP is a high performance, low latency,
highly-configurable PCI Express Endpoint, Root port, and Switch IP,
compliant to the PCI Express rev.3.0 specification. It is also available
with the industry-standard AMBA AXI4 interface under the version XpressRICH3-AXI.
GUC's PCIe Gen 3 PHY is designed for networking and high end computing
SoC's. Based on GUC's proven high-speed SERDES technology, the
performance of PCIe Gen 3 PHY exceeds PCI Express Base Specification
rev.3.0 while proving highly adaptable to any link/lane configurations.
IP improves upon the leading architecture and reliability of previous
generations of PLDA PCI Express interface IP and provides the
performance and configurability necessary to take advantage of the
benefits provided by HPM, while improving the design process for its
global customer base," stated Stephane Hauradou, CTO for PLDA.
"The GUC PHY supports the PCI Express protocol and signaling for
designers working on high end computing and networking applications,"
said Dr. Jen-Tai Hsu, Senior Director of R&D, GUC. "Its low-power and
industry-leading small footprint provide the state-of-the-art
flexibility required for the innovative 28nm HPM process."
PLDA XpressRICH3 IP is available now from PLDA. The PHY IP is available
now from GUC.
Evaluation boards with a single chip with PLDA's PCIe 3.0 Controller and
GUC's PCIe 3.0 PHY combination are available for review now. Please
contact PLDA to request
PLDA designs and sells intellectual property (IP) cores for FPGA and
System-on-Chip (SoC) 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 IP cores are provided with a complete set of tools, including FPGA
prototyping cards, drivers and APIs, testbenches and benefit from a
global support and sales organization able to sustain over 2,000 ASIC
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 Global Unichip Corp.
GLOBAL UNICHIP CORP. (GUC), is the Flexible ASIC LeaderTM who
provides the semiconductor industry with leading IC implementation and
SoC manufacturing services. Based in Hsin-chu Taiwan, GUC has developed
a global reputation with a presence in China, Europe, Japan, Korea, and
North America. GUC is publicly traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under
the symbol 3443. For more information, visit www.guc-asic.com.
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