Gen-Z Consortium member PLDA announced this week in a press release that it has reached a key milestone in the development of Gen-Z silicon IP. The Gen-Z IP datasheet and roadmap enables early Gen-Z technology adopters and SoC (system-on-chip) designers to begin early planning of their next-phase Gen-Z technology developments.
As mentioned in the announcement, Gen-Z is beginning to see increased relevance in the race to deploy high-performance, composable IT infrastructures.
PLDA also shared a detailed datasheet that encourages designers to begin developing Gen-Z-enabled SoCs. The datasheet includes key information for initial design, including supporting features, interface description, micro architecture, gate count, performance metrics, and more.
PLDA’s Gen-Z IP allows host-side and media-side implementation, thanks to a flexible architecture. Key features of the PLDA Gen-Z IP include:
- Up to 16 Requesters / Up to 16 Responders
- Multiple AMBA AXI user interfaces with configurable datapath: 64-bit to 1024-bit
- Up to 64 Link interfaces with aggregation support
- Virtual Channels (VC) and Traffic Classes (TC)
- Explicit (Core 64, Control, Atomic 1, LDM1) and Implicit (P2P 64) OpClasses
- Multi-path routing: MPRT and MSDT routing tables
- Multicast, Interrupts, Hot Plug, Power Management support
Gen-Z Consortium President Kurtis Bowman was quoted, stating, “Early IP development from leading companies like PLDA create a significant advantage for the timely implementation of Gen-Z technology into silicon developers’ offerings. We are proud to have development partners like PLDA in our ecosystem.”
In 2018, PLDA and Gen-Z Consortium member HPE announced their joint collaboration to develop Gen-Z semiconductor IP designed to the Core Specification 1.0. This collaboration enables an open ecosystem of Gen-Z building blocks for a variety of innovative solutions, from the edge to the cloud.
This week’s announcement from PLDA is another great example of Consortium member dedication to nurturing a robust ecosystem of Gen-Z technology solutions and meeting the challenges of next-generation workloads.
More information on PLDA’s Gen-Z IP and corresponding documentation can be found on the Gen-Z product page at https://www.plda.com/products/gen-z-10-controller-ip
You can also request PLDA’s Gen-Z IP datasheet by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org