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Synopsys' PCI Express IP solution achieves PCI-SIG compliance

Posted: 12 May 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:designware physical layer? digital controller ip? pci?

Synopsys Inc. said that its DesignWare physical layer (PHY) and digital controller intellectual property (IP) have achieved compliance with the PCI Express standard from the PCI-Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG). According to Synopsys, the combination is the first data link and PHY solution from a single vendor to pass compliance by PCI-SIG.

Synopsys said using the DesignWare PHY and digital controller cores together reduces the risk of interoperability failure between the complex digital protocol layers and high-speed analog interfaces. The DesignWare PHY exceeds electrical specifications in key performance like jitter margin and receive sensitivity, the company said.

DesignWare digital cores for the PCI Express interface, including DesignWare PHY IP, are currently available. DesignWare verification IP for the PCI Express interface is available for no additional charge to current DesignWare Library and DesignWare Verification Library licensees, Synopsys said.

Guri Stark, vice president of marketing for Synopsys' Solutions group, said Synopsys has taken an active role in lowering the total cost of ownership for customers using PCI Express. "Our customers depend on us to save them money when they deploy PCI Express technology because they get a solution that is verified to their application and hardened with substantially less link-PHY integration risk," Stark said.

PCI-SIG owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards.

- EE Times

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