HiGig IP implemented on the Virtex-5 FPGAs; enables telecom solutions using Broadcom DevicesSan Jose, CA -- September 26, 2007
-- GDA Technologies Inc., a global leader in the area of Electronics Design Services and Silicon IP, announced today the immediate availability of HiGig IP, which implements the formatting of the packet for transmission between a family of Broadcom devices. This HiGig availability will make it easier than ever for system vendors to build effective telecom solutions using Broadcom devices.
GDA Technologies’ offering of the HiGig core is an enhanced version of the current 10G Ethernet MAC core, adding a robust HiGig protocol feature. The basic transmission method utilizes the Preamble field of an Ethernet packet with four bytes of interpacket gap to allow HiGig ports to connect to other HiGig ports. GDA has already successfully implemented the system on Xilinx’s Virtex-5 FPGAs.
“Xilinx is encouraged that GDA Technologies, Inc. developed their HiGig IP on our leading edge Virtex-5 FPGA devices, taking advantage of the device's robust integrated serial links”, noted David Gamba, Director Vertical Marketing and Partnerships at Xilinx. “We look forward to the adoption of the IP by our customers and to our closer partnership with GDA Technologies.”
Ravi Thummarukudy, VP and General Manager of IC and IP division at GDA Technologies, added, “The HiGig IP will provide our customers who plan to use the Broadcom devices a fast time-to-market solution. Of course, GDA has extensive expertise and experience developing high speed interfaces and, in addition to the new HiGig soft IP, also offers high speed interconnect IPs, such as PCI Express (Gen2), Hyper Transport (HT 3.0), RapidIO (Serial and Parallel), and Ethernet MAC (1/10/100 and 10G)."
The HiGig IP is a 10 Gigabit Ethernet Media Access Controller compliant to IEEE 802.3ae with the following major features:
- Full duplex flow control compliant to IEEE 802.3x
- XGMII/XAUI interface on line side - compliant to IEEE 802.3ae
- 64-bit wide
- Xilinx local link interface on system side
- Configurable depth for Rx and Tx FIFOs
- Store-and-forward and cut-through modes of operation
- Jumbo and short frame support
- Stat counters for RMON
- SNMP; 802.3ae
- Maskable interrupts for major hardware events
About GDA Technologies:
GDA Technologies is a leading Electronic Design Services (EDS) and Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) solution provider for the Embedded, Networking, and Consumer Electronics Market. GDA is part of the L&T Infotech Product Engineering Services (PES) offerings, which aims to provide end-to-end product design capability to its customers. GDA is headquartered in San Jose, CA, with satellite design centers in Boston, Sacramento, Chennai, Kochi, and Bangalore.
GDA has developed many high performance IP cores for computer and networking interfaces including HyperTransport, 10 Gigabit Ethernet MAC, and SPI4.2. Additionally, GDA designs systems, boards, SoCs, ASICs, and FPGA's from concept to product levels. The company 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 a reseller and integrator of Rambus [NASDAQ: RMBS] digital core intellectual property (IP) products, which include a complete line of controller cores for PCI Express, Ethernet, SPI4.2 and RapidIO implementations. All core architectures are highly configurable and tailored to optimize link utilization and latency while minimizing power consumption and silicon footprint. The PCI Express cores support standard versions 1.1 and 2.0 and include end point, root complex, hybrid (root complex and end point), switch port, and entire switches. All core architectures are highly configurable and tailored to optimize link utilization and latency while minimizing power consumption and silicon footprint. The adaptability of the application interface is unique to Rambus and allows customers the easiest and fastest path to IP integration. Bridge interfaces to standard on-chip buses, such as AHB and AXI, are also available. GDA and Rambus work closely together to meet customers’ accelerated time-to-market needs by utilizing Rambus’ leading IP solutions and GDA's comprehensive design services
For more information on the HiGig IP and other products and services available from GDA visit www.gdatech.com/Index_IP_new.shtml.