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Synopsys digital controller IP supports PCI Express Gen II

Posted: 26 Jan 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Synopsys? DesignWare? digital controller IP? PCI Express?

Synopsys Inc. announced that its portfolio of DesignWare digital controller IP for PCI Express is the first to support the evolving 2.0 version (Gen II) of the PCI Express specification. The portfolio includes Endpoint, Root Complex, Switch, Bridge and Dual Mode Cores.

According the company, while maintaining backward compatibility with the 1.1 version of the specification, the Gen II specification provides several improvements, including an increase to 5Gbps data rate to address the industrys need for increased bandwidth in networking, embedded and computer applications.

We have been working with Synopsys DesignWare IP for PCI Express 2.0 since the 0.3 version of the specification, which has enabled us to immediately integrate new features into products under development. This helps us ensure that we meet our customers demand for products requiring ever-increasing bandwidth, said George Hopkins, director of Engineering at SGI.

Guri Stark, VP of marketing, solutions group at Synopsy stated, Early support for PCI Express 2.0 addresses our customers time-to-market and reinforces Synopsys commitment to supporting emerging standards that impact our customers design needs and critical market windows.

The DesignWare digital controller cores for PCI Express IP 2.0 are available for early adopters. The DesignWare Verification IP for PCI Express 2.0 is scheduled for general availability in Q1 of calendar 2006.

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