ChannelStream SATA 1.5Gbps PHY and Protocol solution with proven interoperability and silicon performance licensed to leading semiconductor player in high-speed commsIntel Developer Forum - 16 September 2003
- ParthusCeva, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCVA; LSE: PCV), the industry's leading licensor of Digital Signal Processor (DSP) cores and communications solutions, today announced availability of its scalable, low-power ChannelStream Serial ATA (SATA) platform which combines a SATA 1.5Gbps PHY and Protocol stack for the burgeoning storage interface market.
Serial ATA is an evolutionary storage interface standard designed to replace the existing Parallel ATA physical storage interface. SATA allows for significantly improved performance and reliability for data transfer in a low-cost, low-power solution. ChannelStream SATA targets ASICs, FPGAs and standard semiconductor products for SATA Host & Device Controller, SAN/NAS & RAID, CD/DVD Drive and SATA Router Switch Mux (RSM) applications.
Developed by ParthusCeva's Wireline Communications Division, ChannelStream SATA delivers compliant SATA Gen-1 performance at 80mW per channel power. The TSMC 0.13mm PHY (physical layer which includes an integrated digital Out of Band (OOB) processor, K28.5 COMMA detector and fully integrated clock synthesis) can be intelligently scaled to support power-efficient multi-port/lane applications. ChannelStream SATA's synthesizable protocol stack is a synchronous RTL design for the Link, Transport and Command layers. The stack includes a transport layer interface especially designed for high-performance integrated applications, whilst the digital OOB approach delivers exceptional PHY power performance in a very small footprint.
ChannelStream SATA has already been licensed to a leading semiconductor company. In addition, interoperability has been achieved with leaders such as Seagate Barracuda, Western Digital Raptor and Maxtor Diamond-Plus drives.
ChannelStream SATA is a member of ParthusCeva's ChannelStream family, providing solutions for implementing high-speed communications on ASSPs/ASICs/SoCs, covering standards ranging in speeds from 250Mbps to 3.125Gbps. Other ChannelStream standards covered include LVDS and Fibre-Channel / Gigabit Ethernet.
"ChannelStream gives our customers a high-performance solution with the lowest-risk when integrating SATA technology into new or upgraded products," said Paddy McWilliams, ChannelStream SATA Product Manager at ParthusCeva. "Our customers value not only the quality and technical compliance of our products but also the commercial security in dealing with a leading IP provider."
"Serial ATA technology is poised to become a dominant storage technology in systems ranging from the desktop to the enterprise," says Jeremey Donovan, chief analyst at Gartner Dataquest. "The Serial ATA semiconductor market will approach $1 billion in 2006." About ParthusCeva
Headquartered in San Jose, with principal offices in Dublin, Ireland, and Herzeliah, Israel, ParthusCeva (NASDAQ: PCVA; LSE: PCV) is a leading licensor of DSP and application-specific platform Intellectual Property (IP) to the semiconductor industry. ParthusCeva was created through the combination of Parthus Technologies plc, a leading provider of application-specific platform IP, and Ceva, formerly the licensing division of DSP Group, Inc. ParthusCeva Safe Harbor Statement
Various statements in this press release concerning ParthusCeva's future expectations, plans and prospects are "forward-looking statements", which are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including, without limitation, statements to the effect that the company or its management "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "plans" and similar expressions) should be considered forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described, including the following:
- the industries in which we license our technology are experiencing a challenging period of slow growth that has negatively impacted and could continue to negatively impact our business and operating results;
- the markets in which we operate are highly competitive, and as a result we could experience a loss of sales, lower prices and lower revenue;
- our operating results fluctuate from quarter to quarter due to a variety of factors including our lengthy sales cycle, and are not a meaningful indicator for future performance
- we rely significantly on revenue derived from a limited number of licensees; and
- other risks discussed in "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations--Factors that Could Affect Our Operating Results," in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2003, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on May 14, 2003.