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GDA Announces the Availability of PCI Express Single Root IOV (GPEX-SRIOV) IP
Apr 16, 2008 (08:04 AM EDT)

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- GDA Technologies, Inc., a Global Electronics Design services and IP provider, today announced the immediate availability and shipment of the PCI Express Single Root IO Virtualization controller (GPEX-SRIOV) IP, ideally suited for desktop, server, storage, and telecom applications. GPEX-SRIOV IP is a flexible and configurable design targeted for end-point, root complex, switch and bridge implementation for both Gen1 and Gen2 applications. The controller's architecture is carefully crafted for optimal link utilization, latency, reliability, power consumption, and footprint.

"GPEX-SRIOV is another key milestone accomplishment in our continuing PCI Express roadmap. This reiterates our leadership and commitment to the PCI express and serial interconnect technologies," said Ravi Thummarukudy, VP and General Manager of IC and IP division at GDA. "GDA's exhaustive verification methodology and interoperability testing with leading PHY IP minimize risk and reduce time-to-market for our customers, strengthening their efforts to design high-performance SR-IOV based products."

GPEX-SRIOV is part of GDA's PCI Express (GPEX) family of PCI Express IP solutions that has been in production for over 4 years. The IP has the distinction of carrying the maximum number of entries on the PCI Express integrators list, demonstrating compliance with PCISIG testing and universal interoperability with industry-standard PCI Express solutions. The PCI Express SRIOV version is compatible with the earlier version of the GPEX IP, allowing smooth transition of existing designs to SRIOV. GDA also offers customization and integration design services for all the IP.

The GPEX-SRIOV flexible backend architecture allows for easy integration into a wide range of applications. The IP is feature-rich, highly flexible, scalable, configurable, and features a friendly design. It supports a wide range of data widths (32, 64, 128) and configurable lanes (x1, x2, x4, x8 and x16), and is independent of application logic, PHY designs, implementation tools, and target technology. The IP is genuinely an exhaustively verified solution which has been fully tested against a design-specific and protocol compliance checklist.

In fact, the GPEX-SRIOV IP is compliant with Single Root I/O Virtualization and Sharing Specification Revision 1.0, Address Translation Services Revision 1.0 and supports Alternative Routing-ID Interpretation (ARI) Specification. GPEX-SRIOV IP is available in Gen1 as well as Gen2 configurations.

GDA's comprehensive directed and random tests ensure very high coverage as well. The IP is verified with leading PCI Express verification IPs, and the verification environment can be configured to run with all the major simulators. The reusable block level verification environment and the formal verification methodology enhance the quality of the verification process and add more confidence to the design verification. The GPEX-SRIOV IP leverages GDA's years of experience in creating reusable IP such as Ethernet MAC (10/100/1G and 10G), Rapid IO (both serial and parallel), SPI4.2, and Hypertransport.

About GDA Technologies:

GDA Technologies is a leading Electronic Design Services (EDS) and Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) solution provider for the Embedded, Networking, and Consumer Electronics Market. GDA is part of the L&T Infotech Product Engineering Services (PES) offerings, which aims to provide end-to-end product design capability to its customers. GDA is headquartered in San Jose, CA, with satellite design centers in Boston, Sacramento, Chennai, Kochi, and Bangalore. GDA has developed many high-performance IP cores for computer and networking interfaces, including HyperTransport, 10 Gigabit Ethernet MAC, and SPI4.2. For more information, visit .

GDA is a reseller and integrator of Rambus digital core intellectual property (IP) products, which include a complete line of controller cores for PCI Express, Ethernet, SPI4.2 and RapidIO implementations. All core architectures are highly configurable and tailored to optimize link utilization and latency while minimizing power consumption and silicon footprint. The PCI Express cores support standard versions 1.1 and 2.0 and include end point, root complex, hybrid (root complex and end point), switch port, and complete switches. Bridge interfaces to standard on-chip buses such as AHB and AXI are also available. GDA and Rambus work closely together to meet customers' accelerated time-to-market needs by utilizing Rambus' leading IP solutions and GDA's comprehensive design services.

Contact: Dheeraj Sharma 408-467-3511 PR Contact: Krishna Kumar 510-213-1223

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CONTACT: Dheeraj Sharma of GDA Technologies, Inc., +1-408-467-3511,; or Krishna Kumar for GDA Technologies, Inc.,+1-510-213-1223,

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