PLDA and Mentor Graphics Strengthen Longstanding Technical Collaboration

Companies advance PLDA PCIe interoperability in effort to save months in design and verification time

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 25, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — PLDA, the industry leader in PCI Express® IP solutions today announced that PLDA and Mentor Graphics® have made significant progress toward effective interoperability between their respective products.  The technical collaboration at the heart of the improved interoperability was accomplished by using PLDA PCIe IP during regression testing, across multiple test scenarios, for the Mentor Graphics Questa® functional verification platform, including Questa Verification IP (VIP).  

"Proven interoperability between multiple PCIe technology vendors is a fundamental cornerstone for PCIe robustness," said Stephane Hauradou, CTO of PLDA.  "After having run the interoperability process with multiple systems, ASSP, chipsets, PHY IPs, we are now going one step further with interoperability in the design and verification flow itself, to provide more value to our customers."

"We have strengthened and grown our partnership with PLDA to engage in technical projects that benefit our mutual customers and prospects," said Dennis Brophy, director of strategic business development, Mentor.  "The latest collaboration is particularly beneficial to our customers using PCIe in advanced designs that use the ARM® AMBA® 4 AXI interface protocol."

The result of this technical collaboration is improved chip design and verification quality, along with an easier and more robust design flow.  Mutual customers can shave months of effort and time off their design and verification cycles and get their products to market faster.

About PLDA
PLDA designs and sells intellectual property (IP) cores and prototyping tools for ASIC and FPGA that aim to accelerate time-to-market for embedded electronic designers. PLDA specializes in high-speed interface protocols and technologies such as PCIe, and Ethernet. PLDA provides IP cores with a complete set of tools, including FPGA production-ready and prototyping cards or System-on-Module components, drivers and APIs and testbenches. Their products benefit from a global support and sales organization able to sustain over 5,800 ASIC and FPGA customers worldwide. PLDA is a global company with offices in North America (San Jose, California) and in Europe (France, Italy). For more information visit www.plda.com.

About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last fiscal year in excess of $1.15 billion. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

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