PLDA Announces Immediate Availabilty Of PCIe GEN 2 FPGA IP Designed for Altera's Stratix II GX

SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—February 20, 2008— PLDA, the industry leader in the high-speed bus IP market, today announced the immediate availability of their PCIe Gen 2 FPGA IP, designed for Altera Stratix(R) II GX FPGAs. The PLDA PCIe IP Core is 100 percent compliant with Revision 2.0 of the PCIe specification.

PLDA's announcement signifies another in a series of industry firsts for PLDA and the PCIe Gen 2 bus interface. In May of 2007, PLDA announced and provided a demonstration of its PCIe Gen 2 for ASIC, displaying the highest speed, functioning PCIe IP core on the market. With today's announcement, PLDA extends the performance and advantages of its PCIe for ASIC IP core into FPGAs.

Key features of the PLDA PCIe Gen 2 IP Core for Altera Stratix II GX FPGAs include:

-- Application layer with up to 8 automated DMA engines

-- High performance interface allows up to 16 simultaneous outstanding requests

-- Complete support for scatter-gather

According to Dave Greenfield, Altera's senior. director product marketing for high-end FPGAs, "PLDA's IP support for PCI Express Gen2 targeting Altera's Stratix II GX FPGAs builds on the strong existing relationship between Altera and PLDA. This solution highlights the compelling performance attributes of Stratix II GX FPGAs for addressing high performance system requirements."

"PLDA and Altera have been working together for almost 12 years now and PLDA has a history of supporting the whole range of PCI-related busses on Altera FPGAs" said Stephane Hauradou, CTO for PLDA . "Although PCI-SIG hasn't started the official compliance testing for PCIe 2.0, PLDA's PCIe Gen 2 IP has already obtained the PCI-SIG "FYI" testing on Altera Stratix II GX FPGAs ", he added.

See a Demonstration of the PLDA PCIe Gen 2 IP Core for FPGA:

PLDA will be demonstrating its PCIe Gen 2 IP for the Altera Stratix II GX FPGAs at the Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany, February 26th - 28th. For details on the demonstration, please contact PLDA directly at sales@plda.com or visit their booth at Embedded World in Hall 12, Stand 542.

About PLDA

PLDA designs and sells a wide range of ASIC and FPGA IP solutions including bus controllers, bridges and audio/video IPs. The company offers complete solutions, including IP cores, hardware, software, consulting services, and comprehensive technical support provided directly by the IP designers.

Founded in 1996 and profitable since its inception, PLDA is privately owned. The company maintains offices in San Jose, California and headquarters in France and has a strong international distribution network. For additional information about PLDA, please visit http://www.plda.com.

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