GDA to demonstrate "Pravega"--its USB 3.0 family of cores consisting of a highly configurable Superspeed device, hub and host controllers that are interoperable with third party PIPE compatible USB 3.0 PHY's running at 5 Gbits/s maximum speeds. Tokyo, Japan -- May 20, 2009
-- GDA Technologies, Inc.
, a leader in high speed serial connects, announced today to demonstrate "Pravega"--its USB 3.0 family of cores consisting of a highly configurable Superspeed device, hub and host controllers that are interoperable with third party PIPE compatible USB 3.0 PHY's running at 5 Gbits/s maximum speeds.
GDA has leveraged its strength in high speed interconnect IP and developed its "Pravega" Family of USB3.0 Superspeed cores which can be configured to support host, device and/or hub functionality. GDA is demonstrating on an FPGA platform, USB3 Superspeed protocol using its Pravega Family of IP cores configured as USB 3.0 host and USB 3.0 device. Host controller is xHCI compliant. A proprietary xHCI driver software developed by GDA is used to enumerate USB3.0 devices and manage USB 3.0 traffic on the Superspeed link from the host PC.
The Pravega Device Controller core is architected with a high performance DMA engine and application interface for maximizing performance of streaming data and can be easily adapted to support host and hub functionality. Optionally, the core can also be configured to operate with a customer's existing DMA Engine.
"Our highly configurable USB 3.0 controller cores are architected for easy integration across a variety of applications," noted Ravi Thummarukudy, VP and General Manager of IC and IP division at GDA, in a statement. "We wanted to reach out to customers in Japan with this conference. There are many innovative consumer applications that are enabled by the SuperSpeed USB 3.0," Thummarukudy added.
The controller itself features a very simple application interface that can be easily adapted to standard on-chip-bus interfaces such as AXI, AHB, and OCP as well as other standard off-chip interconnects.
The controller's simple, configurable, and layered architecture is independent of application logic, PHY designs, implementation tools and, most importantly, the target technology. The GDA solution allows licensees to easily migrate optimally amongst FPGA, Gate array, and Standard cell technologies (ASICs). Its flexible backend interface makes it especially easy to integrate the solution into a wide range of consumer applications.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 that 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. Please visit http://www.gdatech.com/IP/silicon_ip.shtml
Additionally, GDA designs systems, boards, SoC's, ASIC's, 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. For more information, please visit www.gdatech.com