Rambus Demonstrates Industry-first PCIe® 5.0 Digital Controller IP for FPGAs

Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS), a premier chip and silicon IP provider making data faster and safer, today announced that Rambus has demonstrated its PCI Express® (PCIe) 5.0 digital controller IP on leading FPGA platforms. PCIe 5.0 performance at 32 GT/s in FPGAs using a soft controller is an industry first, and another demonstration of technical leadership from Rambus. This capability expands the use models of FPGAs by enabling multi-instance, switching and bridging applications and accelerates the performance of FPGAs used in defense, networking, and test and measurement markets.

Rambus Completes Acquisition of PLDA

 

SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 18, 2021 – Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS), a provider of industry-leading chips and silicon IP making data faster and safer, today announced the completion of the acquisition of PLDA. With this acquisition, Rambus expands its digital controller offerings with complementary CXL 2.0, PCIe 5.0 and PCIe 6.0 controller and switch IP, and gains critical building blocks for its CXL Memory Interconnect Initiative.

Rambus to Acquire PLDA, Extending Leadership with Cutting -Edge CXL™ and PCI Express® Digital IP

  • Expands digital controller IP portfolio with complementary CXL 2.0, PCIe® 5.0 and PCIe 6.0 controller and switch IP
  • Enables integrated interface subsystem solutions for data center, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), and High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Provides critical building blocks for Rambus CXL Memory Interconnect Initiative to advance high-bandwidth connectivity

 

PLDA and AnalogX Announce Market-leading CXL 2.0 Solution featuring Ultra-low Latency and Power

 

Highlights:

  • Optimized integration of PLDA CXL 2.0 controller and AnalogX ultra low power PHY reduces latency by over 50% and power by 40% compared to leading competitive solutions
  • Improves system performance at no extra cost, while pre-configured integration reduces design time and speeds time-to-market

PLDA, the leading developer of high-speed interconnect silicon IP, and AnalogX, the leading provider of low power multi-standard connectivity SerDes IP solutions, today announced an optimized integration of PLDA CXL™ 2.0 controller and AnalogX 32G-MR PHY that reduces latency by 50% and power consumption by 40% compared to leading competitive solutions. 

Anritsu Corporation Selects PLDA’s PCIe Solution for its Next Generation of Handheld Spectrum Analyzers

PLDA, the industry leader in high-speed interconnect, today announced that Anritsu Corporation has selected PLDA’s PCIe Controller IP for its next generation of handheld spectrum analyzers. Anritsu, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions, joins a growing number of companies worldwide implementing PLDA solutions.

PCIe Technology has long been used by the test and measurement Industry, as high-quality and configurable PCIe IPs are perfectly optimized for high-end analyzers. The maturity of PLDA’s PCIe controller solution on ASIC and FPGA technologies and the company’s reputation for outstanding customer support were among the key deciding factors for Anritsu. 

PLDA Introduces a Complete Line of PCIe® IP for USB4®, Enabling PCIe Support in USB4 Hubs, Hosts and Devices

PLDA, the leading developer of high-speed interconnect silicon IP, today announced the launch of a new, complete line of PCIe Controller IP products specifically tailored for use in USB4 ICs. PLDA’s PCIe product line for USB4 allows designers to implement internal PCIe devices in their USB4 ASIC designs, resulting in reduced latency and power consumption. This provides a step forward in design methodology for applications including:

PLDA Joins ETP4HPC to share its expertise in High Speed Interconnect Solution IP with the European High Performance Computing Ecosystem

 

PLDA, the leading developer of high-speed interconnect silicon IP, is joining ETP4HPC, an association that gathers leading European players in high performance computing technologies.

ETP4HPC – the European Technology Platform (ETP) for High-Performance Computing (HPC) - is a private, industry-led and non-profit association whose main mission is to promote European HPC research and innovation in order to maximise the economic and societal benefits of HPC for European science, industry, and citizens.

Alphawave and PLDA Announce a Collaboration to Create Tightly-Integrated Controller and PHY IP Solutions for Interconnects Including PCIe® 5.0, CXL™ and PCIe 6.0

PLDA, the industry leader in high-speed interconnect solutions, and Alphawave, a leading provider of multi-standard connectivity IP solutions for electronic devices, today announced a collaboration designed to provide the industry’s most robust IP solutions for interconnect technologies most commonly used today such as PCIe® 5.0 and CXL™. They will also begin collaborating on future technologies including PCIe 6.0. 

PLDA Announces a Unique CXL™ Verification IP Ecosystem, Delivering Robust Verification That Reduces Time-to-Design for CXL 2.0 Applications

PLDA, the industry leader in high-speed interconnect solutions, today announced their CXL™ Verification IP Ecosystem which includes IP from partners Truechip and Avery Design Systems, who are pioneering CXL design verification. Compute Express Link™ (CXL) is an open industry standard interconnect that builds on PCI Express 5.0’s infrastructure to reduce complexity and system cost while increasing performance. PLDA’s CXL Verification IP Ecosystem is intended to reduce the challenges of designing new CXL applications. By combining leading third-party VIP and PLDA’s best-in-class CXL controller IP, CXL designers will have the ability to choose the most flexible and complete solution for their SoC designs, eliminating reliance on single-source suppliers – an essential step to reducing design risk. 

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