July 14, 2005 -- San Jose
-- Genesys Logic, Inc. (GLI) the high speed I/O communications specialist, today announced full production and availability of its PCI Express GigaCourier™ GL9711 integrated circuit (IC). The device provides PCB developers, for the first time, with an access speed of 2.5Gbps and a 125MHz/16-bit or 250MHz/8-bit PIPE interface.
“The availability of our latest version of the GigaCourier, GL9711 1-lane PIPE PHY chips, allows FPGA designers to take full advantage of the high-speed PCI Express standard,” said Jerry Chen, Director of Technology at Genesys Logic. “The GL9711 is the first PCI Express 1-lane PIPE PHY discrete chip in the industry implemented in a 0.18ìm standard digital CMOS process and is already supported by key core logic IP partners in the US and Japan.”
This first discrete solution to the PCI express standard is available immediately and priced around $5.00 in quantities of 25,000.
GL9711 and the soon-to-be-released GL9714 4-lane version, fully comply with both the PCI ExpressTM Base Specification Revision 1.0a and the PHY Interface for the PCI Express (PIPE) Architecture version 1.0 from Intel. The GL9714, available in Q4, 2005 will be a four-lane transceiver, to be designed in as either 8/16/32 lanes configuration to meet the demand of various bandwidth specifications for networking, graphics, storage, and many other high-speed applications.