XpressSWITCH™ IP First Ever Switch Soft IP to pass PCI-SIG PCIe 4.0 Compliance Tests

PLDA XpressSWITCH IP passed all Gold and Interoperability tests as a Switch Component at PCIe 4.0 architecture speed (16 GT/s)

 

XpressSWITCH™ IP is the Industry’s first switch Soft IP (SIP) to pass all Gold and Interoperability tests at the PCI-SIG® Compliance Workshop 115, held online in October 2020.  The testing was conducted using PLDA XpressSWITCH IP for the PCI Express® (PCIe®) 4.0 specification, running on a FPGA based add-in card with both upstream and downstream ports operating at 16 GT/s.

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.

PLDA Announces Multiple Corporate-Wide Licenses for their XpressSWITCH™ PCIe®4.0 Switch IP

Announcement highlights a growing trend for designers to move from ASSP to PCIe-embedded Switch IPs in their chip designs​.

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 27, 2017 -- PLDA, the industry leader in PCI Express® interface IP solutions, today announced a series of major licenses for their XpressSWITCH™ PCIe switch IP, confirming the expansion of PCIe-embedded switches. These licenses enable several major SoC and system vendors to solve their cost, flexibility, integration, and end-of-life issues by integrating a PLDA sub-system IP instead of an off-the-shelf ASSP.

PLDA, the industry leader in PCI Express® interface IP solutions today announces a demonstration of the industry’s first development platform for PCIe® 4.0

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 28, 2016 -- PLDA, the industry leader in PCI Express® interface IP solutions today announces a demonstration of the industry’s first development platform for PCIe® 4.0. This exclusive demonstration can be viewed in PLDA’s booth at PCI-SIG DevCon, being held in Santa Clara, California on June 28-29, 2016.

PCIe Switch IP Presentation and Demo

 

PLDA Switch IP for PCIe is a customizable and scalable switch design intended to be embedded into ASIC, SoC, and FPGA. PCIe® architecture has become a standard in the enterprise space due to the advantages it provides in term of performance and reliability. Embedding a configurable PCIe switch IP into chip designs provides developers with extra flexibility, scalability and reliability when interconnecting multiple PCIe devices, with significant gains in term of latency and power consumption compared to ASSP solutions.

PLDA Announces XpressSWITCH™ - The Industry’s First Compliant PCI Express® Multiport Embedded Switch IP

XpressSWITCH is an exclusive IP that provides switching logic along with one upstream and multiple embedded or external downstream ports and is optimized for FPGA and ASIC designs.

SAN JOSE, Calif., February 18, 2016 -- PLDA, the industry leader in PCI Express® controller IP solutions, today announced their new XpressSWITCH™ customizable multiport embedded switch IP for FPGA and ASIC designs. PLDA’s XpressSWITCH has achieved PCI Express (PCIe®) compliance based on interoperability testing during the recent PCI-SIG® Compliance Workshop in December 2015.

PCIe Switch: Webinar - Demonstration

PLDA’s PCIe Switch Solution provides a customizable and scalable switch design tailored for the needs of the PCIe switch marketplace. The PCIe® architecture has become a standard within the storage data centers due to the advantages it delivers in latency and performance. PCIe switches manage dataflow within a device, delivering the flexibility, scalability and configurability required to connect a large pool of drives or networks.

In that presentation, Rabih Eid, Support Manager, explains how to take advantage of PCIe Embedded Switch technology, reducing BOM, reusing existing designs, decreasing system power consumption and improving overall performance compared to an ASSP device.

Visit PLDA's PCIe Switch IP page for more information.