QLogic Selects GDA Technologies for PCI Express Controller Cores

12/18/2003 - GDA Technologies, Inc., a fast growing supplier of Intellectual Property (IP) and Electronic Design Services (EDS), 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
GDA Technologies Inc. is a leading electronic design services company with high value IP, value added design services and flexible engineering resources for the embedded, networking, and consumer electronics markets. GDA focuses on designing systems, boards, SOCs, ASICs, FPGA's and IP's from concept to product. GDA has successfully developed products in the areas of desktop, server, and embedded computing, digital audio and video applications, Internet appliances, and voice and data networking applications. In the IP front, GDA has been the leading solution provider for HyperTransport technology, with many licenses sold in compute and networking markets. GDA ranks in the Inc 500 list of year 2002, for being one of America's fastest-growing private businesses. 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 http://www.gdatech.com.

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