LEDA Systems Announces Family of Advanced Serial Transceiver Semiconductor IP for Communications Systems-on-a-Chip Delivers Greater Integration, Lower Power Consumption and Higher Performance for CMOS Applications
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 12, 2001-- LEDA Systems Inc., a leader in the fabless analog and mixed signal IP market, today announced immediate availability of its full product line of LaSer(TM) (pronounced laser) 10/40 Gbps Serial Link Transceivers for system level applications, such as Infiniband(TM), SONET/SDH, Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and several optical carrier (OC) network standards.
LEDA's LaSer Serial Link Transceivers, with data rates running from 622 Mbps to 3.2 Gbps per channel, provide higher performance, smaller die size and lower power consumption than other current standalone and competitive serializer/deserializer (SerDes) products, and are easily integrated in system-on-a-chip (SOC) design.
``With LEDA's new LaSer family of SerDes IP, communications SOC designers can now implement superior quality and higher performance ICs for a significant competitive advantage,'' said Doug McCafferty, CEO of LEDA Systems. ``LEDA's broad product line and foundry relationships provide SOC designers with one resource for all of their analog, mixed-signal and high-speed interface needs.''
The LaSer IP is verified in silicon and is available in quad, octal and 16-channel configurations to support applications requiring bandwidth of 10 Gbps and higher. For example, the 16-channel LaSer Transceiver can handle more than 51 Gbps of raw data in each direction, or up to 102 Gbps full-duplex bandwidth. This exceeds requirements for optical standard OC-768 and for the Optical Networking Forum's SerDes Framer Interface specification -- SFI-5 -- that supports data rates of up to 40 Gbps in each direction.
The LaSer product can be used in networking applications such as system interfaces for physical and link-layer devices (SPI-4, SPI-5, etc.), and provides high bandwidth connections between chips, boards and systems. LaSer Serial Link Transceivers are currently implemented in 0.18 micron, 0.15 micron and 0.13 micron CMOS processes from UMC and other leading foundries, and will soon be available in 0.10 micron. Verified LaSer IP is available to license from LEDA Systems. It includes a test board and characterization services, and is also customizable to meet specific requirements.
``Our customers benefit from LEDA's more than six years' experience in the design and delivery of analog and mixed signal IP,'' said Dr. Vahram Mouradian, founder and chairman of LEDA Systems. ``LEDA will continue to invest substantially to create the next generation of leading edge products that the market demands.''
LEDA Systems is a leader in analog and mixed signal IP, in terms of available IP product portfolio, design expertise, number of analog design engineers and number of design wins. The company offers a broad range of proven analog IP, including DAC/ADC, PLLs and special I/O components such as LVDS, LVPECL, LVTTL, HSTL, USB, SSTL-2, and Universal AGP. LEDA's products are licensed directly to ASIC and COT design houses, and support all major foundries.
About LEDA Systems Inc.
LEDA Systems Inc., founded in 1995, is a leader in the development of mixed-signal and analog Intellectual Property. LEDA provides a single comprehensive source for mixed signal IP from special I/Os, DAC/ADC and PLLs, to high-performance Serial Link Transceivers. LEDA Systems Inc. is a worldwide organization, headquartered in Plano, Texas, with a sales/marketing office in San Jose, Calif., and engineering offices in Yerevan, Armenia, and Toronto, Canada. LEDA has licensed its technology to more than 50 customers including Agilent Technologies, Intel and LSI Logic, for the development, manufacture and sales of leading high-performance ICs. LEDA Systems is privately funded.
For more information, visit the LEDA Systems Web site at www.ledasystems.com or call 408/275-1416.
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