San Jose, California January 30, 2006 — PLDApplications (PLDA) today announced a contract with VMETRO for two of its digital IPs, the x8 PCIe XpressSilicon IP (which permits data transfers of up to 2.5 Gbps) and the 64-bit PCI-X 133 MHz IP. Both IPs are integrated into VMETRO's SFM Quad Serial FPDP (Front Panel Data Port) module, a product designed for point-to-point or broadcast communications between remote sensor arrays and processing systems.
"PLDA's digital IP permits simultaneous high-speed data transfer and helps us obtain optimal performance," explains Jeremy Banks, Product Manager at VMETRO. "Our chosen design makes the SFM the market's highest performing Serial FPDP module."
Since the earliest introduction of the PCI Express protocol, PLDA has consistently listed products on the PCI-SIG integrator list. Today, PLDA has sold over 100 PCI Express licenses and offers three families of PCI Express IP that support x1, x4, and x8 Lanes for Root Port, Endpoint, Bridge, and Switch configurations. The best-selling IP for PCI-X / PCI (PLDA was ranked #1 PCI vendor by Gartner Dataquest, 2005) includes a client list of over 1,000 satisfied customers worldwide.
PLDA designs and sells a wide range of ASIC and FPGA interfacing solutions for the PCI and derivative markets (PCI Express, PCI-X, and PCI). The company offers complete solutions to a global market, including IP cores, hardware, software, consulting services, and comprehensive technical support provided directly by the IP designers. For additional information about PLD Applications, please visit http://www.plda.com.
VMETRO provides integrators of high-end embedded computer systems with products and services, from development through deployment, with the highest levels of performance, innovation and reliability. The products are based mostly on open standards like VXS, PCI Express, VME, PCI and CompactPCI. Founded in 1986, VMETRO is the world’s largest manufacturer of bus analyzers for standard buses such as VME, PCI and PCI Express. VMETRO also offers an extensive line of high-performance signal processing solutions, real-time data recorders, PMC I/O controllers and modules for real-time data processing, acquisition and networking.