|[April 07, 2014]
PLDA and OmniPhy Announce PCIe Gen 2 Controller and PHY Combination for the TSMC 28nm Process
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
PLDA, the industry leader in PCI (News - Alert) Express® IP solutions and�OmniPhy, a
leading provider of differentiated SerDes IP, today announced successful
interop testing for a combined PCIe Gen 2 Controller IP and�PHY�IP
solution. Initially targeting the TSMC 28nm process, the combined PCIe
2.0 Controller/PHY solution can also be ported to additional fabs and
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 and
backwards-compatible to PCIe GEN2 and PCIe GEN1. It is also available
with an industry-standard AMBA AXI4 interface under the version called
OmniPhy is known for its high-end networking technology which includes a
long-reach 25Gb/s PHY, and a power-optimized short-reach PHY capable of
28Gb/s with an industry leading mW/Gb ratio. The OmniPhy product
optimizes the mix of analog and digital circuit content, leveraging the
strength of analog to maintain a low-power footprint, and leveraging
digital circuits to drive the world's most sophisticated calibration and
"The combination of the PLDA's PCIe 2.0 IP with OmniPhy's SerDes PHY
provides a fully integrated PCI Express 2.0 IP solution enabling
customers to reduce inegration time and speed time-to-market," stated
Stephane Hauradou, CTO for PLDA.
"The OmniPhy SerDes PHY products are silicon-proven for the TSMC 28 nm
process and ready to port to additional nodes and processes, making the
combined PCIe 2.0/PHY solution the most flexible on the market today,"
said Dr. Claude Gauthier, Founder and COO of OmniPhy.
PLDA XpressRICH3 IP is available now from PLDA. The SerDes PHY IP is
available now from OmniPhy.
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 and Bulgaria). For more
information visit www.plda.com.
OmniPhy is a leading provider of differentiated interface IP, offering
customers greater design margins and fast time-to-market for emerging
standards, including 15-28Gb/s PHY designs. The company focuses on power
and performance, yield, and testability - offering best-in-class
silicon-proven IP in the most advanced technologies.
Founded by industry veterans in response to market demand. The team has
over 200 years of cumulative experience bringing SerDes IP to production
across a wide range of markets and process nodes. For more information,
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