Learn how to configure your PCIe Switch IP

In this video, we will show you just how easy it is  to configure an embedded  PCIe switch with the XpressSWITCH wizard.



In order to address the increased density of silicon chips and the high performance required by applications in Enterprise Storage and Networking, High performance computing, and AI, SoC designers now have the ability to embed  a PCIe switch instead of employing a traditional external PCIe switch chip.

This enables much reduced latency, power consumption, and complexity, by removing the need for external PHYs.

Video description of vDMA-AXI IP

The explosion in data traffic due to the advent of Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, automotive and IoT prompts for new System-on-Chip architectures that allow system developers to build high-performance applications that are able to ingest and process huge amounts of heterogeneous data.



PCIe 4.0 Communication over Optical Fiber and TWINAX Cables

As cloud computing and deep learning accelerators drive faster advances in the PCIe roadmap, existing hardware designs cannot support the higher speed signals over the same distances. The PCIe 1.0 specification allowed signals to travel as much as 20 inches over traces in mainstream FR4 boards, even while passing through two connectors. In contrast, today’s quicker 16 GT/s PCIe 4.0 signals will peter out in under six inches and without going over any connectors.



PLDA PCIe Experts since 1996

PLDA has been successfully delivering PCI and PCI Express IP for more than 20 years.

With over 6,200 licenses, PLDA has established a vast customer base and the world’s broadest PCIe ecosystem. PLDA has maintained its leadership over four generations of PCI Express specifications, enabling customers to reduce risk and accelerate time to market for their ASIC and FPGA based designs. PLDA provides a complete PCIe solution with its IP cores, FPGA boards for ASIC prototyping, PCIe BFM/testbenches, PCIe drivers, and APIs.

PLDA is a global company with offices in North America (San Jose, California), Europe (France, Italy, and Bulgaria), and Asia (China, Taiwan).




PLDA Solutions for Test and Validation of PCIe 4.0 Devices

In addition to their core business of licensing PCIe semiconductor IP, PLDA has a long history of robust hardware designs. PLDA initially built its first PCIe 4.0 platform, Gen4SWITCH, as a way to demonstrate the PCIe 4.0 technology and to test designs at PCIe 4.0 speed for its own needs. Widely used during tradeshows and at PCI-SIG workshops as an early PCIe 4.0 host platform, Gen4SWITCH has become a star product in high demand, and has spawned a complete Test and Validation product line, targeted specifically at the needs of PCIe 4.0 SoC designers and system vendors.