San Jose, California, December 15, 2003
– GDA Technologies, Inc., a fast growing supplier of Intellectual Property (IP) and Electronic Design Services (EDS), today announced that QLogic Corp., the company that powers storage area networks (SANs), has selected GDA for PCI Express cores to broaden the company’s ongoing PCI Express product development efforts. The GDA PCI Express Controller core, called GPEX, is integrated into QLogic Fiber Channel and iSCSI products for storage area networks. GPEX is a highly configurable core that is optimized for link utilization, latency, reliability, and silicon footprint for both ASIC and FPGA implementations.
“GDA is a leader in the emerging market for PCI Express products,” said Frank Berry, vice president of Marketing, QLogic Corp. “GPEX technology is helping QLogic provide highly integrated PCI-Express products that deliver outstanding reliability and performance.”
“QLogic is a leader in their market space and we are excited to work with them,” said Prakash Bare, Vice President of IP Business at GDA Technologies Inc. “The QLogic design-win is a validation of our PCI Express IP core quality, because it is noted throughout the industry that they select the best class of solutions for their products.”
GPEX adheres to the PCI Express 1.0a specifications and is available for both ASIC and FPGA implementations. It supports endpoint, bridge, switch and root complex solutions. It includes MAC, data link and transaction layers. GPEX supports PIPE based PHY architecture and provides a flexible packet oriented user logic interface. GPEX Configurable options include number of lanes (up to 16), number of virtual channels (up to 8), maximum payload size (up to 4K Bytes), and transmit retry/receive buffer size. GPEX provides flow control support for both directions and completely handles PCI Express ordering rules.
GDA is a member of the Intel® Developer Network for PCI Express Architecture, Intel® Communications Alliance, PCISIG, Arapahoe Working Group and PICMG. About GDA Technologies, Inc.
GDA Technologies Inc. is a leading design services company with high value IP, value added design services and flexible engineering resources for the embedded, networking, and consumer electronics market segments. GDA has developed many high performance IP cores for compute, and networking interfaces including HyperTransport, 10 Gigabit Ethernet MAC, and SPI4.2. Moreover, GDA focuses on designing systems, boards, SOCs, ASICs, FPGA's concept to product. It 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. GDA is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has satellite design centers in Boston, Sacramento, Singapore, Chennai and Bangalore, India. The GDA web site is www.gdatech.com