NurLogic develops products in tandem with PCI-SIG specification development to be first to market with buffers
SAN DIEGO – September 3, 2002 – NurLogic Design, Inc., a semiconductor technology and intellectual property company, today announced the availability of its PCI-X 2.0 0.13-micron I/O buffers for PC chip, workstation and server designers. PCI-X 2.0 is a high-performance extension to the PCI-X specification that offers next-generation performance and backward compatibility to current PCI-based systems. NurLogic has been working closely with PCI-SIG members on product specifications while concurrently developing its products.
NurLogic's PCI-X 2.0 I/O buffers are the industry's first to be delivered in 0.13-micron CMOS process technology. They support both mode1 and mode2 of the PCI-X specification. They're designed to replace existing PCI I/Os in all PCs in the marketplace. NurLogic's flexibility in design allows mode 2 or mode 1 usage with the same I/O pad, with a speed increase of 2X and 4X from the previous mode1 specification. NurLogic's PCI-X mode2 I/O buffer cell set also comes with a calibrator block. The calibrator I/O cell dynamically runs in the background to account for process, voltage, and temperature variations.
"The PCI-X 2.0 specification provides backward compatibility while also offering enough bandwidth headroom to support future applications," said Tony Pierce, PCI-SIG chairman. "NurLogic will provide customers with I/O buffers designed to PCI-X 2.0 specifications that are critical in terms of size, power and ground definitions and that allow for easy integration into next-generation designs."
"NurLogic is working to support the newest technology in the industry, and by working closely with the PCI-SIG members, we've been able to successfully come out ahead of the competition," said Lisa Lipscomb, vice president of marketing for NurLogic. "PCI has been an important part of our high-bandwidth product portfolio, which already includes PCI 33, PCI 66 and PCI-X 1.0 in 0.25 through 90nm. Considering PCI-X 2.0 a key future technology, we felt it was important to be one of the first to market. By using PCI-X 2.0, designers are left to focus on the product features that make their designs unique."
NurLogic's PCI-X 2.0 I/O buffers are currently available with pricing provided upon request. NurLogic also provides strong application engineering support to help customers more easily integrate the PCI-X I/O buffers into their designs.
About PCI-X 2.0 Technology
PCI-X 2.0 is a high-performance extension to the PCI Local Bus specification that facilitates connections to add-in cards for 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Fibre Channel, Serial Attached SCSI, Serial ATA (SATA), InfiniBand, RAID and cluster interconnects for servers and workstations. PCI-X 2.0 defines two new versions of PCI-X add-in cards: PCI-X 266 and PCI-X 533. The first, PCI-X 266 runs at speeds up to 266 MegaTransfers per second using Double Data Rate (DDR) techniques, enabling sustainable PCI bandwidth of more than 2.1 Gigabytes/second. PCI-X 533 runs at speeds up to 533 MegaTransfers per second using Quadruple Data Rate (QDR) techniques enabling bandwidth of more than 4.2 Gigabytes/second. The specification also provides increased reliability through Error Checking and Correction (ECC™). PCI-X 2.0 will provide customers with needed I/O bandwidth along with investment protection because of its backward compatibility with existing systems. For more information about PCI-X 2.0, visit the PCI-SIG web site at: www.pcisig.com
About NurLogic Design, Inc.
NurLogic Design, Inc. provides high-bandwidth connectivity solutions to the networking and communications industries. NurLogic's products encompass customer-specific and industry-standard integrated circuits and semiconductor IP to deliver value-add to its customers. NurLogic products are targeted at CMOS and silicon germanium technologies, and include high-speed connectivity IP, analog and mixed-signal IP, and foundation IP. NurLogic the recipient of the 2001 Most Innovative New Product Award in a competition sponsored by the University of California-San Diego CONNECT program and was recently named one of the "Best 30 Small Electronics Companies" by Electronic Business. Based in San Diego, California, the company has regional sales offices in Massachusetts and Silicon Valley. NurLogic is a privately held corporation.
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