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Bridge IP helps AMBA 3 AXI designers to add PCI Express in SoCs

Posted: 13 Jun 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Synopsys? EDA? DesignWare? Intellectual Property? PCI Express?

Synopsys Inc. announced the availability of the DesignWare Bridge Intellectual Property (IP) for PCI Express to AXI protocol" target=_blank>AMBA 3 AXI protocol.

The bridge to AMBA 3 AXI protocol is used in conjunction with the company's portfolio of DesignWare IP for PCI Express version 1.1 and preliminary 2.0 (Gen II), including Endpoint, Root Complex, Switch, Bridge and Dual Mode. According to the press release, designers who are using the high-performance serial PCI Express interface to interconnect their SoC designs in networking, embedded, storage and computer applications have begun migrating their standard on-chip bus to the AMBA 3 AXI protocol to preserve the full bus bandwidth. By providing a PCI Express to AMBA 3 AXI bridge, said Synopsys, they are enabling designers who use the AMBA 3 AXI protocol to easily add PCI Express external connectivity to their SoCs. This results in higher throughput designs with a connection to a wealth of available PCI Express technology-based systems and peripherals, added the company.

The DesignWare Bridge for PCI Express to AMBA 3 AXI protocol is currently in use by early adopters and is scheduled for general availability in Q2 2006. The bridge is part of the complete DesignWare IP solution for PCI Express, including digital cores, mixed-signal PHY IP and Verification IP.

The DesignWare Bridge for PCI Express to AMBA 3 AXI can be used in conjunction with the Synopsys DesignWare IP solutions for AMBA 3 AXI protocol, including synthesizable peripheral IP, AMBA 3 Assured Verification IP and the Synopsys coreAssembler tool for automated sub-system assembly. The DesignWare IP solutions for AMBA 3 AXI protocol are available today for no additional charge to DesignWare Library licensees.




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