INTEL DEVELOPERS FORUM, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 7, 2004
- Cascade IP (Cascade Semiconductor Solutions), the leading provider of intellectual property (IP) for PCI Express designs, today announced that it has licensed its CascadeXpressTM Design IP to Sun Microsystems® Inc.
“Based on Sun's internal evaluation effort, the Cascade solution was found to be modular, easily configurable with support for Root Complex and End Point implementation,” said Shrenik Mehta, Director of Front-end Technologies at Sun. “Using CascadeXpress, we expect that our designs will be fully compliant with the PCI Express standard and interoperable with other PCI Express implementations.”
“The fact that Sun Microsystems selected our CascadeXpress Design IP to implement their PCI Express-based designs is very exciting for us,” says Jing-fan Zhang, chief executive officer of Cascade IP. “This demonstrates our leadership position in the extremely complex and technically demanding field of providing Design IP for the state-of-the-art in high-speed interconnect technologies.”
CascadeXpress is the most interoperable and complete PCI Express Port Logic Design IP solution in the industry. CascadeXpress cores feature ultra-low power, low latency, small gate counts, and extremely high accessible bandwidth. These cores are highly optimized for applications ranging from low power, cost sensitive embedded system and microprocessor solutions to high-performance graphics, communications, and server implementations.
Modular, configurable, and highly scalable, CascadeXpress (CX) cores can be used to implement PCI Express Endpoint (EP), Root Complex (RC), and Switch (SW) implementations (also designs that feature dynamic switching between Endpoint and Root Complex implementations). Due to its scalable architecture, CascadeXpress cores are applicable to ASIC, Structured ASIC, and FPGA implementation technologies.
Used to power the solutions used for PCI Express compliance testing at PCI-SIG Compliance Workshops, CascadeXpress is the de facto standard for PCI Express Design IP.
About Cascade IP
Cascade IP (formerly called Cascade Semiconductor Solutions Inc.) is the market leader in Design IP for next-generation, high-speed interconnect technologies such as PCI Express. Cascade IP collaborates with the leading Physical Layer (PHY) and Verification IP vendors so as to offer complete PCI Express solutions.
For More Information
For more information about CascadeXpress and other Cascade IP solutions, customers can call 503-533-9489, or visit our Web site at www.CascadeIP.com.