PLDA ported its PCIe XpressLite x1 core to the LatticeECP2M(TM) FPGA family. PLDA is the world’s largest PCI IP core supplier, providing PCI, PCI-X, Compact PCI and PCI Express solutions. The addition of PLDA’s PCI-based solutions expands the range of PCI Express solutions for the 90nm LatticeECP2M FPGA family, and enables creation of high-performance bridging solutions for low-cost FPGA designs.
PLDA and Lattice offer a complete system solution with the PLDA PCIe XpressLite x1 core, a demo, drivers and the LatticeECP2M PCI Express evaluation board. The core has been validated with the board and is supported by even moderate speed grades of the LatticeECP2M devices. The core takes advantage of the embedded LatticeECP2M PCS (Physical Coding Sublayer) and SERDES. Built as a PIPE (Physical Interface for PCI Express)-compliant core, it also supports full DMA scatter-gather capability, making it suitable for high-bandwidth applications. It offers an attractive, low-cost system solution for tight form-factor systems when implemented in LatticeECP2M small footprint devices such as the LatticeECP2M-20 256 fpBGA. Both the LatticeECP2M PCI Express evaluation board and the PLDA PCIe XpressLite core are compliant with PCI Express version 1.1.
The PLDA Xpress Lite core is offered with a full test bench and is supported by Lattice ispLEVER version 6.1 service pack 2 design tools. PLDA provides a free two-month trial of the core through its website, and also provides a complete system demo including PCI Express core configuration, memory access and DMA performance metrics. The core is available immediately. Initial LatticeECP2M devices are now in full production, with production release planned for the remaining devices during Q3 of this year. Both the LatticeECP2M PCI Express evaluation board and ispLEVER design tools also are available immediately.
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