PCI Express Cores Offer Flexible, Low-Risk Implementation and Provide Customers with Faster Time-to-Market
MONTEREY, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the Server I/O conference today, LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) introduced its PCI Express Link and Physical Layer (PHY) Interface ASIC cores targeted for the next generation server, storage and communications markets. The newest addition to the LSI Logic CoreWare(R) design program, the cores provide customers with a reliable, flexible and easy-to-implement PCI Express solution, and showcase the company's leading PHY layer and serial protocol expertise.
LSI Logic offers customers three options in support of the emerging PCI Express interface standard -- PHY electrical, PHY electrical & PHY logical, and the Link and PHY option. By choosing the PHY electrical option, customers can utilize the widely deployed and proven LSI Logic GigaBlaze(R) transceiver core, while developing their own custom PHY logic and link logic. With the PHY electrical and logic options, customers still benefit from using the GigaBlaze transceiver core, but also utilize LSI Logic's 8-bit/10-bit encoding/decoding and framing expertise in the PHY logical core. The third option, the Link and PHY, adds flow control, retry, power management and data protection capabilities, while maintaining all of the advantages of using the PHY. As a result of this high level of flexibility, customers can concentrate time and resources on other value-added blocks of their ASIC.
"LSI Logic's customers benefit from our extensive PHY layer and serial protocol experience, and we're committed to supporting interface standards that reduce their time-to-market," said Dave Jones, vice president and general manager of LSI Logic's Storage and Computing ASIC Division. "With our PCI Express offerings, our customers have the flexibility to choose a solution that suits their needs, reduce their development efforts, and take advantage of our proven implementation and superior support model with a predictable outcome."
"Meeting the requirements of a high performance interface like PCI Express requires proven technology in a flexible solution," said Jason Ziller, technology manager, Intel Corporation. "With the PCI Express cores, leading companies such as LSI Logic are reducing implementation risk and time-to-market for PCI Express products."
At the heart of LSI Logic's PCI Express interface cores is the GigaBlaze transceiver, part of the company's CoreWare(R) design program. The GigaBlaze core provides full-duplex, point-to-point communication channels with serial data rates of up to 4.25 gigabits per second (Gbps). Customers benefit from five generations of serializer/deserializer (SerDes) experience when using the GigaBlaze core. Supporting 1, 4, 8 and 16-lane configurations that can be easily integrated onto a single chip, the GigaBlaze core is a perfect fit for PCI Express, 10-Gigabit Fibre Channel, and 10-Gigabit Ethernet applications.
The PCI Express Link and PHY cores and the GigaBlaze core are a part of the LSI Logic CoreWare(R) design program, an extensive library of pre-designed and pre-verified cores that can be easily integrated with customer-designed logic. The CoreWare program reduces development time and overall system cost while increasing system performance and reliability.
Several cores within the LSI Logic CoreWare design program will support the LSI Logic RapidChip(TM) semiconductor platform for fast system on a chip (SoC) designs.
About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of communications, consumer and storage semiconductors for applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035, http://www.lsilogic.com .
1. All LSI Logic news releases (financial, acquisitions, manufacturing, products, technology etc.) are issued exclusively by PR Newswire and are immediately thereafter posted on the company's external website, http://www.lsilogic.com .
2. The LSI Logic logo design, LSI Logic, GigaBlaze, RapidChip and CoreWare are registered trademarks or trademarks of LSI Logic Corporation.
3. All other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
SOURCE LSI Logic Corporation