Synopsys, Inc. announced the industry’s first complete IP solution for the PCI Express (PCIe) 6.0 technology that includes controller, PHY, and verification IP, enabling early development of PCIe 6.0 system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Built on Synopsys’ widely deployed and silicon-proven DesignWare IP for PCIe 5.0, the new DesignWare IP for PCIe 6.0 supports the latest features in the standard specification including, 64 GT/s PAM-4 signaling, FLIT mode, and L0p power state. Synopsys’ complete IP solution addresses evolving latency, bandwidth, and power-efficiency requirements of high-performance computing, AI, and storage SoCs.
To achieve the lowest latency with maximum throughput for all transfer sizes, the DesignWare Controller for PCI Express 6.0 utilizes a MultiStream architecture, delivering up to 2X the performance of a single-stream design. The Controller, with available 1024-bit architecture, allows designers to achieve 64 GT/s x16 bandwidth while closing timing at 1GHz. In addition, the controller provides optimal flow with multiple data sources and in multi-virtual channel implementations. To facilitate accelerated testbench development with a built-in verification plan, sequences, and functional coverage, the VC Verification IP for PCIe uses native SystemVerilog/UVM architecture that can be integrated, configured, and customized with minimal effort.
Synopsys’ DesignWare PHY IP for PCIe 6.0 provides unique adaptive DSP algorithms that optimize analog and digital equalization to maximize power efficiency regardless of the channel. The PHY enables near-zero link downtime using patent-pending diagnostic features. The placement-aware architecture of the DesignWare PHY IP for PCIe 6.0 minimizes package crosstalk and allows dense SoC integration for x16 links. The optimized datapath with ADC-based architecture achieves ultra-low latency.
The DesignWare Controller and PHY IP for PCIe 6.0 early access are scheduled to be available in Q3 of 2021. The Verification IP for PCIe 6.0 is available now.