Embedded Systems Conference , San Jose , April 4, 2006
– GDA Technologies, Inc., a fast growing supplier of Intellectual Property (IP) and Electronic Design Services (EDS), today announced that iStor Networks, Inc., an innovative technology leader in storage networking technologies, has selected GDA for PCI Express cores to broaden the company's ongoing iSCSI product development efforts. The GDA PCI Express Controller core, called GPEX, is integrated into iStor products for iSCSI storage area networks. GPEX is a highly configurable core that is optimized for link utilization, latency, reliability, and silicon footprint for both ASIC and FPGA implementations.
“GDA is a leader in the emerging market for PCI Express products,” said Carl Baldini , Vice President of Hardware Engineering at iStor Networks Inc. “GPEX technology is helping iStor integrate PCI-Express into its iSCSI Storage products that deliver outstanding reliability, scalability and performance”. The GigaStorATX product family enables OEM's, Value Added Resellers and System Integrators the opportunity to use off-the-shelf PC Server and Storage ATX enclosures to build high performance, feature rich, power efficient and cost effective iSCSI RAID storage solutions.
“iStor is a leader in their market space and we are excited to work with them,” said Amit Saxena, Director of IP Business at GDA Technologies Inc. “The iStor design-win is a validation of our PCI Express IP core quality, because it is noted throughout the industry that they select the best class of solutions for their products.”
GPEX adheres to the PCI Express 1.1 specifications and is available for both ASIC and FPGA implementations. It supports endpoint, bridge, switch and root complex solutions. It includes MAC, data link and transaction layers. GPEX supports PIPE based PHY architecture and provides a flexible packet oriented user logic interface. GPEX Configurable options include number of lanes (up to 16), number of virtual channels (up to 8), maximum payload size (up to 4K Bytes), and transmit retry/receive buffer size. GPEX provides flow control support for both directions and completely handles PCI Express ordering rules.
GDA is a member of the Intel® Developer Network for PCI Express Architecture, Intel® Communications Alliance, PCISIG, Arapahoe Working Group and PICMG.About GDA Technologies, Inc.
GDA Technologies Inc. is a leading design services company with high value IP, value added design services and flexible engineering resources for the embedded, networking, and consumer electronics market segments. GDA has developed many high performance IP cores for compute, and networking interfaces including HyperTransport, 10 Gigabit Ethernet MAC, and SPI4.2. Moreover, GDA focuses on designing systems, boards, SoCs, ASICs, FPGA's concept to product. It has successfully developed IPs and products in the areas of high speed handheld embedded solutions, digital video applications, Internet appliances, voice and data networking applications and non-form factor PC architectures. GDA is headquartered in San Jose , Calif. , and has satellite design centers in Boston , Sacramento , Singapore , Chennai and Bangalore , India . The GDA web site is www.gdatech.com
.About iStor Networks
iStor Networks, Inc.™ is committed to being an innovative technology leader in iSCSI storage networking technologies. Founded in Irvine , California , in February 2002, iStor leverages its core competency in designs of massive parallel processing, ASIC, storage and networking to deliver a line of robust, next generation IP Storage subsystem controller product. www.istor.com
iStor provides ultra fast performance, high availability network storage solutions for enterprise level SAN and NAS storage networking applications. The company's IP Storage products deliver very reliable, available and scalable capabilities at affordable prices. iStor's patent-pending architecture makes it possible to transfer storage data at 10Gb/s. iStor focuses its highly available solutions on server and storage OEM customers enabling them to deliver cutting-edge, value-added storage networking features such as link aggregation, failover, QoS, volume virtualization, and other differentiating next-generation iSCSI enhancements.