ASIC Architect's PCI Express Switch Controller Core Passes PCI-SIG Compliance and Interoperability Testing

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ASIC Architect demonstrates its expanded capability in PCI Express™ solution space -- Endpoint, Root Port, Switch Port, Dual Mode -- Root/Endpoint. ASIC Architect's quality products come with quality support from product integration through silicon bring-up.

ASIC Architect, Inc. -- a leading provider of Cores and Solutions for High Speed Controllers -- today announced that ASIC Architect’s Switch Controller Core for PCI Express has passed PCI-SIG Compliance and Interoperability Testing during PCI-SIG Compliance Workshop # 49. The product has passed all PCI-SIG Gold Suite tests in protocol, configuration and electrical areas. The product has also passed interoperability testing with leading PCI Express switch, bridge, and root port suppliers.

“ASIC Architect has clearly demonstrated its continued commitment to PCI Express Technology. The PCI Express switch cores from ASIC Architect are scalable, configurable and of high quality -- low in gate count and latency, and high on line bandwidth utilization. In August 2005, ASIC Architect announced the availability of a Configurable 4-port PCI Express Switch product. Now passing the compliance and interoperability at the PCI-SIG Compliance workshop for Upstream/Downstream Switch Cores is a critical achievement.” said Kishore Mishra, President and CEO of ASIC Architect, Inc. “ASIC Architect is a very focused high-end IP and solutions provider company. Our products are architected and designed by industry veterans with years of ASIC/SoC experience. We consider all system level issues at the architectural level of our products.”

“PCI Express designs developed by ASIC Architect were subjected to rigorous testing against our SpekChek compliance test suite during the interoperability portion of the Workshop,” said Chuck Trefts, product manager, Catalyst Enterprises. “ASIC Architect designs performed extremely well against this comprehensive testing. Our congratulations to the entire ASIC Architect team on their successful development effort.”

About ASIC Architect Products:

ASIC Architect offers a wide range of Cores for PCI Express – Endpoint, Dual Mode -- Root and Endpoint, Root Port, Switch Port and related Solution Cores, including DDRI/II Controller Core, for ASIC and FPGA.

Key Features for PCI Express Core Products:

  • PCI Express Specification 1.0a/1.1 Compliant
  • Low Silicon Footprint
  • Low LatencySupports x16, x8, x4, x2, x1 Lanes.
  • Choice of 32/64/128 bit Datapath on Application Interface
  • Choice of 8-bit or 16-bit PIPE Mode on Physical Interface
  • Technology Independent Design for ASIC, FPGA
  • Excellent Support from Core Integration through Silicon Bring-up

About PCI Express:

PCI Express technology is the new industry-standard I/O targeted to provide local connectivity across desktop, mobile, enterprise and communications platforms. PCI Express resides at the center of enterprise interconnect innovations anticipated across storage, networking, and clustering and workstations. Next-generation servers, utilizing PCI Express technology, will offer powerful and cost-effective computing platforms, scalable hardware building blocks, market-tested best-of-breed solutions, and enterprise-class reliability, availability, serviceability and manageability.

About ASIC Architect:

ASIC Architect, Inc. is a High Speed Controller Interface company currently specializing in PCI Express and DDR Controllers. Additional information about ASIC Architect, Inc is available at

For more information, contact:

Indrani Mohanty

Public Relations for ASIC Architect, Inc.

(408) 247-9931

About Catalyst Enterprises:

Founded in 1992 in San Jose, CA, Catalyst Enterprises is a leading manufacturer of data bus analysis and emulation tools for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), Serial ATA (SATA), PCI Express, USB 2.0, Wireless USB, Fibre Channel, and other data communications protocols. Catalyst’s development tools incorporate a reconfigurable hardware core architecture, which can be updated in the field with software, keeping the tool current with the latest standards and updated feature sets. These flexible hardware tools are powered by protocol-specific software applications, which are made available to customers for the lifetime of the product. Catalyst products are used by companies in the telecommunications, semiconductor, software, consumer electronics, defense, and other industries. Catalyst can be found on the web at

Catalyst media contact:

Chuck Trefts

Product Manager, Desktop Division

(408) 365-3846

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