San Jose, Calif., February 28, 2006 — PLDApplications (PLDA) today announced a partnership with EVE, an agreement to embed PLDA’s x4 PCIe™ Xpress intellectual property (IP) in ZeBu, EVE’s hardware-assisted verification platform.
The market-proven PCI-SIG™ compliant x4 PCIe Xpress IP offers a high-performance architecture in a highly configurable RTL-level function. Available as an Endpoint, Root Port, Switch, or Bridge, the Xpress IP is a secure and proven solution verified with multiple VIP vendors and interoperable with all of the main PHY IP vendors.
EVE’s ZeBu (for Zero Bugs) offers a new approach to system verification that combines the best aspects of traditional emulation and rapid prototyping systems into a s ingle unified environment for both ASIC/SoC debugging and embedded software validation. With the integration of PLDA’s Xpress IP, ZeBu now supports extremely fast verification of PCIe-based SOC designs.
“The margin of error for a verification tool is practically zero, which makes our choice of third-party IP so critical,” explains Luc Burgun, chief executive officer and president of EVE. “We chose PLDA to meet our PCI Express IP needs in large part because they have a reliable and market-proven solution that meets our high standards. And because our collaboration is for a perpetual license, we have a guarantee that we can confidently build our products on that trust.”
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.
EVE offers the fastest verification and most cycles per dollar by combining the best aspects of traditional emulation and rapid prototyping systems into a single, unified environment for ASIC and SoC debugging, and embedded software validation. Its headquarters in the United States is San Jose, Calif. Telephone: (408) 881-0440. Fax: (408) 904-5800. Its corporate headquarters is located in Palaiseau, France. Telephone: (33) 1 18.104.22.168. Fax: (33) 1 22.214.171.124. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.eve-team.com.