Integrated Physical and Link Layers Solution to be Utilized in High Speed SONET/SDH and Other Networking Applications
March 19, 2002 LEDA Systems ® Inc., a leader in the design of analog and mixed signal IP for communications systems, today announced at the Optical Fiber Communications Conference the immediate availability of the LaSer™ SPI 4.2 (System Packet Interface Level 4 Phase 2) front-end macro for interfacing Physical (PHY) and Link layer devices. This new offering is compatible with the Optical Internetworking Forum's (OIF) SPI-4 Phase 2 standard also known as SATURN® Development Group's POS-PHY™ Level 4 (PL4) interface. The LaSer SPI4.2 Physical Layer front-end macro interfaces seamlessly with Modelware's SPI4.2 Foundation and SPI4.2 Manager Link Layer soft cores to provide a complete SPI4.2 solution.
"The SPI 4.2 interface has become a very popular standard in our industry," said Doug McCafferty, CEO of LEDA Systems. "Providing a silicon verified SPI 4.2 interface is critical to our customers and lets users rapidly bring products to market that meet specifications and are delivered on time."
The LaSer SPI 4.2 has LVDS transceivers, which are programmable for 311/400/622/800 MHz links. The quad LaSer SPI 4.2 transceiver can handle up to 12.5 Gbps bandwidth in each direction, or up to 25 Gbps full-duplex bandwidth.
The LaSer SPI 4.2 product provides networking system architects the intellectual property they need. The SPI-4 phase 2 interface is preferred by most 10G system designers. The LaSer SPI 4.2 can be used in high speed optical networking applications such as high-end router and switch backplane links, and provides high bandwidth connections between chips, boards and systems. Currently implemented with 0.15 micron and 0.13 micron CMOS processes from TSMC and UMC foundries, the LaSer SPI 4.2 IP is available to license from LEDA Systems. LEDA's verified LaSer IP comes with a test board and characterization report but is also customizable to meet customer-specific requirements.
"Modelware is pleased to be working with LEDA Systems," said Anthony Dalleggio, Executive VP of Modelware. "The combination of Modelware's Link Layer integrated with LEDA's Physical Layer provides an easy to use, proven, and complete SPI-4 Phase 2 solution."
LEDA Systems is a leader in analog and mixed signal IP, in terms of its design expertise, breadth and depth of product line, number of engineers and number of design wins. The company offers a broad range of proven IP, including SerDes, DAC/ADC, PLLs and high-speed I/O components. LEDA's products are licensed directly to ASIC and COT design houses, and support all major foundries. LEDA's complete product line and foundry relationships provide SOC designers with one resource for all their analog and mixed-signal IP needs.
About LEDA Systems Inc.
LEDA Systems Inc., founded in 1995, is a leader in the field of mixed-signal and analog Intellectual Property design and development. 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 ® . is a worldwide organization, headquartered in Plano, Texas, with a sales/ marketing office in San Jose, Calif., and an engineering branch in Yerevan, Armenia. LEDA has licensed its technology to more than 50 customers including Agilent ® Technologies, Intel ® and LSI Logic ® , for the development, manufacture and sales of high performance ICs. For more information, visit the LEDA Systems Web site at www.ledasystems.com or call 408.275.1416.
About Modelware Inc.
Modelware Inc., founded in 1996, offers a large portfolio of Telecommunications and Networking virtual components for ASICs and FPGAs. Modelware's products are based on in-depth knowledge of telecommunications and networking standards and systems, and expertise in ASIC and FPGA design. Modelware also provides design services that complement the product offerings and follow the same rigorous design methodology to deliver consistent and predictable results.
Modelware's products and design services enable customers to bring high-quality telecom and networking products to market faster by reducing the design and integration cycles. For more information, visit the Modelware Web site at www.modelware.com or call 732.936.1808.
LEDA Systems contact:
LEDA Systems, Inc.
Tel: 408-275-1416 x216
Amine G. Kandalaft
Tel: 732-936-1808 x221