inSilica Licenses GDA's 10 Gigabit and 1 Gigabit Ethernet MAC IP Cores

5/13/2004 - GDA Technologies, Inc., a fast growing supplier of Intellectual Property (IP) and Electronic Design Services (EDS), announced that it has licensed its 10 Gigabit (XGEMAC) and 1 Gigabit (GEMAC) Ethernet MAC IP cores to inSilica Inc., a leading supplier of customer specific SoC solutions. XGEMAC is industry's first UNH_IOL compliance validated 10 Gigabit Ethernet MAC IP core targeting LAN, MAN, WAN switches and routers, traffic aggregators, multiplexers and test equipments applications. inSilica will be incorporating the XGEMAC IP core into its next generation communication products.

"GDA is highly regarded as an innovator and developer of high-speed interconnect Intellectual Property cores," said Anant Agrawal, President & CEO of inSilica. "Combined with the rich-featured and highly flexible system validated XGEMAC IP core, the XGEMAC gives us full confidence that our products will be in compliance with the IEEE802.3ae specifications and allows us get to the market quickly."

"GDA is reshaping the IP landscape by offering system validated solutions, and service enable IP model to accelerate our customers' products to market while reducing their development risks and cost," said A.G. Karunakaran (AGK), President of GDA Technologies. "inSilica's decision to license our solutions is an excellent endorsement for our IP model and we are excited to be working with them on their new generation of SOC products."

The XGEMAC adheres to the IEEE 802.3ae standard and is available for both ASIC and FPGA implementations. Its simple, configurable and modular architecture is independent of application logic, PHY designs, implementation tools and most importantly target technologies. The XGEMAC provides XGMII interface to the line side and a flexible backend interface to the user logic on the system side. The XGEMAC has an extensive set of filtering capabilities based on source, destination, unicast, multicast, and broadcast addresses as well as being VLAN aware. The optional FIFO module supports configurable depths and watermarks with a variety of control options to support lossless flow control. The core also provides rate matching for OC-192 PHY components and a full set of statistics counters to support SNMP/RMON.

About GDA Technologies
GDA Technologies Inc. is a leading Electronic Design Services (EDS) and Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) solution provider for the embedded, networking, and consumer electronics markets. GDA specializes in designing ASICs, FPGAs, IPs, boards, SoCs, software and complete systems 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 fast interconnect technologies such as HyperTransport, PCI-Express, Ethernet and Advanced Switching with many licenses sold in compute, networking and communication markets. GDA is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has satellite design centers in Boston, Sacramento, Singapore, Chennai and Bangalore, India. The GDA web site is

About inSilica Inc.
inSilica is a fabless semiconductor company which delivers customer specific SoCs. inSilica maintains responsibility for all IP procurement, physical design, fabrication, and back-end assembly and test operations delivering to its customers fully tested packaged devices. inSilica advises its customers on the lowest risk and least cost path while ensuring the resulting design meets customer's performance objectives. inSilica's world class engineering team possesses extensive design experience in advanced process technologies in digital, analog/mixed signal & RF designs inSilica is a global company with operations in Santa Clara CA, Long Beach CA, as well as Bangalore, India. For additional information please visit the inSilica web site at:

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