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.
There are significant advances in communication protocols happening all around us. The Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Gen 5 standard is delivering the needed device-to-device performance to support artificial intelligence and machine learning applications as well as cloud-based workloads. The rapidly evolving Compute Express Link (CXL) standard is delivering CPU-to-device and CPU-to-memory communication to enable next-generation data center performance. Both are critical enablers for next generation systems and require support in the form of semiconductor IP to be deployed. PLDA has made recent announcements regarding significant milestones for both PCIe and CXL, which is not a common occurrence. I wanted to look a bit closer at both of these announcements to see how PLDA is at the leading edge with advances in both PCIe 5.0 and CXL.
PLDA CTO speaks: Enabling next-generation SoC on Samsung advanced process nodes with PCIe 5.0/6.0 and CXL IP
The demonstration reaffirms the reliability and flexibility of the combined solution for SoC designers
PLDA, the industry leader in PCI Express® controller IP solutions has today unveiled their PCIe 5.0 demonstration. The demo showcases stable PCIe 5.0 Link Training (32 GT/s) and exceptional signal integrity with a Broadcom® PCIe 5.0 PHY platform.
PLDA, Aldec and Avery joinly present and demonstrate a new PCIe 5.0 IP + VIP UVM simulation and debugging environment. PLDA's PCIe 5.0 XpressRICH features include automatic datapath scaling, configurable pipelining (enabling optimal solutions in both ASIC and FPGA), RX Stream mode for custom credit management, L1 PM substrates, dynamically adjustable application clock frequency and clock/power gating.
PLDA® Announces Robust Verification Toolset, Increasing Design Accuracy and Reducing Time-to-Production for Next Generation SoCs with CXL®, PCIe® 6.0 or Gen-Z® Interconnect
PLDA, the industry leader in PCI Express® IP and data interconnect solutions, today announced the Robust Verification Toolset, a breakthrough approach to IP verification dramatically increasing Design accuracy and speeding-up the time-to-market. The verification process for IP design takes place at the front end of chip design and requires a high level of reliability to prevent production delays. Achieving the necessary levels of verification can be time-consuming, however cutting corners in verification often results in costly and difficult bug fixes at the end of chip fabrication.
In this video, we walk through the PLDA XpressRICH-AXI™ IP wizard.
PLDA XpressRICH-AXI Controller IP is the #1 choice for ASIC, SoC and FPGA designers looking for an enterprise-class PCIe interface solution with a high-performance, reliable, and scalable AMBA 3 AXI/AMBA 4 AXI interconnect.
PLDA, the industry leader in PCI Express® IP and interconnect solutions, today announced a major PCIe 5.0 design win on cutting edge 5nm process node. PLDA’s PCIe 5.0 Controller IP was selected not only for its solid design and unmatched compatibility with popular PCIe PHYs, but also for PLDA’s best-in-class tech support, its ease of customization and PLDA’s integration expertise.
In this video, we show how SoC designers can leverage the vDMA engine built into PLDA’s XpressRICH-AXI PCIe controller to manage concurrent high performance data traffic between a virtualized PCIe device and multiple Virtual Machines running on the host platform.
Over the last 3 years, a number of protocol standards have emerged, aiming to address the growing demand for higher data throughput and more efficient data movement. While CCIX, Gen-Z, and OpenCAPI are relative newcomers, PCIe has been around for almost 2 decades. With the imminent release of version 5.0 of the PCIe Specification, SoC designers have a variety of options for supporting bandwidths in excess of 400 Gbit/s while improving overall communication efficiency.
In this article, we look into the various protocols by providing a brief history, a quick technical comparison, and the latest deployment status. We also offer our perspective on the evolution of these protocols.