San Jose, Calif., June 6, 2006
-PLDApplications (PLDA) today announced a licensing agreement with ELTEC Elektronik AG, who recently launched the PC_EYE/ASYNC 4-channel PCIe frame grabber and the PC_EYE/SEC 16-channel PCIe frame grabber. Both projects incorporate PLDA's PCIe XpressLite IP core.
The PC_EYE/SEC is designed to meet the highest standards of security and monitoring tasks and supports up to 16 cameras and the simultaneous capture of up to 16 JPEG images, 4 MPEG streams, and 16 each audio inputs and outputs. And by basing the PC_EYE/SEC on the PCIe protocol, this frame grabber is at least twice as fast as its PCI predecessor, permitting instant switches between camera views.
"Adopting PCI Express, which offers a dramatic leap in performance while maintaining backward compatibility with our existing design, allows us to build the next generation frame grabber," explains Reinhard Borst, ELTEC's VP of Engineering. "Choosing PLDA, which enjoys a solid reputation built from over ten years of industry experience, gives us peace of mind knowing that the PCIe functions of our product are expertly handled."
The market-proven PCI-SIG compliant PCIe XpressLite IP implements a PCI-like backend similar to PLDA's PCI/PCI-X core. This EZ interface offers the strengths of the PCIe technology while hiding the complexity of the protocol, and is ideal for transitioning from PCI to PCIe. The XpressLite IP is a secure and proven solution verified with multiple VIP vendors and interoperable with all of the main PHY IP vendors.
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 200 PCI Express licenses and offers two 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. About PLDA
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
.About ELTEK Elektronik
Since its inauguration in 1978, ELTEC Elektronik AG serves the comprehensive needs of the industrial automation, medical, imaging, security, traffic, and telecommunication industries with a broad spectrum of CPU and frame grabber boards and systems for PCI Express, COM Express, cPCI, PCI, and VME. ELTEC provides extensive customer support as well as services such as integration and configuration. ELTEC has quickly emerged from a local European vendor into a worldwide player with long established subsidiaries in the U.S.A., England, France and sales representatives throughout the rest of Europe, the Americas and the World. It continuously received ISO 9001 certification since 1993.