ANDOVER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 9, 2004
-- Avery Design Systems Inc., an innovator in functional verification, and GDA Technologies, GDA Technologies, a leader in Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) and Electronic Design Services (EDA), today announced the expansion of their partnership to address design and verification IP solutions for PCI Express and Advanced Switching Interconnect. Avery and GDA currently offer the GPEX IP family, a suite of comprehensive design and verification IP solutions for PCI Express Endpoint, Root Complex, Bridge, and Switch designs. The Advanced Switching verification solution is offered by Avery and GDA both independently and as part of GPEX. Avery verification IP solutions are offered as the PCI-Xactor product family.
"GDA Technologies and Avery are committed to providing the industry's leading Advanced Switching design and verification solution to our customers", says Chilai Huang, president of Avery Design. "Leveraging the solid foundation we have developed together in PCI Express, we will bring the same high quality solutions and design services support that our customers have come to expect when designing for emerging standards."
"Our GPEX IP family continues to be the leading PCI-Express solution in the industry. Avery's verification IP is an important part of our GPEX offering and we are excited to expand and strengthen our relationship for Advanced Switching," said Prakash Bare, vice president of IP business at GDA. "Our combined solutions allow designers to have access to complete set of design and verification IPs for PCI-Express and Advanced Switching. Moreover, the offerings enable designers to minimizing their design risks, reduce time to market and development cost in implementing high-performance Advanced Switching based products."
About PCI Express and Advanced Switching Interconnect IP Core
GDA Advanced Switching IP core (GPEX-AS) is a highly flexible and configurable port controller design targeted for both PCI-Express and Advanced Switching technology implementations in compute and communication applications. GPEX-AS is part of GDA's PCI-Express (GPEX) family of IP solutions which includes End Point (GPEX-EP) and Root Complex (GPEX-RC) designs. GPEX-AS supports both PCI-Express and AS protocols. The controller architecture is tailored to address the needs of different market segments with highly configurable system PIs and support for PI-8, SLS, SQ, SDT and software PIs.
About PCI-Xactor for Advanced Switching
The PCI-Xactor for Advanced Switching Verification Solution is a complete verification solution consisting of Bus Function Model (BFM), SuperMonitor, and test suites and verification frameworks for functional verification of Advanced Switching components. The PCI-Xactor allows design and verification engineers to quickly and extensively test the entire functionality of their Advanced Switching compliant devices. Verification frameworks form complete testbench environments for endpoint, switch, and host/IO switch designs. Verification engineers just need to replace an Avery BFM with their design and begin running comprehensive verification tests. The PCI-Xactor environment leverages advanced verification techniques of Avery's TestWizard product supporting complex data structures, transaction database, random generation, temporal property checking, and coverage analysis.
- Complete set of fully functional BFMs and testbenches for every Advanced Switching component: Endpoints/Fabric Manager, N-Port Switch, Host/IO Switch
- Fabric Manager model provides the fabric discovery and configuration which allows the designer to verify designs earlier to catch driver setup problems
- Support for serial, 10b-bit symbol, and PIPE interfaces.
- Robust BFM API supports Unicast and Multicast AS packets and all Protocol Interfaces and automates sending TLP/DLLP and controlling BFM device response and link state
- Inject errors and noise at various layers
- Test suites include compliance tests from ASI-SIG, random, error, and link-level stress tests
- Test are developed as self-checking, portable, and reusable on any type of design
- SuperMonitor verifies transaction completion and ordering in N-port switch
About Avery Design Systems
Avery Design Systems Inc. is a supplier of functional verification products and service that enables dramatic productivity improvements of the ASIC-based systems and SOC verification process. Additional information about Avery Design Systems is available at http://www.avery-design.com.
About GDA Technologies
GDA Technologies, Inc. is a leading design services company specializing in embedded, networking and consumer electronic designs. GDA focuses on designing Systems, Boards, SOCs, ASICs, FPGAs and IPs from concept to product. GDA has successfully developed products in areas of Networking, Digital Video, Internet Appliances and Hand Held Solutions. 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.