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Logic Design Solutions Introduces the first NVMe Host IP on PolarFire FPGA

11/06/2019, hardwarebee

France, Gournay sur Marne — June 11th 2019 – Logic Design Solutions (LDS) extends its portfolio of NVME-HOST IPs with the first NVME-HOST IP on POLARFIRE FPGA which enables designers to address specific market in embedded recording domain.

 

Higher performance

 

MVMe disks can manage several PCIe links, which allows them to reach recording speed faster than SATA disk, which have only one link running at 6Gbits maximum, allowing them a recording speed of 500 MBytes/sec.

 

Nevertheless in some cases, SATA disk in RAID 0 can compete NVMe disks in writing and reading speed and in capacity, but at the expense obviously of a need for more space.

 

Simple to use

 

LDS, has for many years acquired expertise in the field of embedded recording, so LDS has taken care to offer an NVMe IP which is easy to use for both those who start in the field of NVMe disks and the more experienced.

 

Thus all the NVMe protocol is managed by the IP, which is connected to an embedded PCIe Root Port IP in the FPGA. Configuration of the PCIe and of the NVMe are done automatically when power is turned on or on demand after a disk shutdown procedure.

 

The configuration of the recording session is done by writing to IP registers, using an APB bus. All other data buses are in AXI4 to facilitate the use of the IP.

 

Thus, the IP is manageable either by a state machine, whose VHDL source code is provided or by a CPU whose C source code is also provided.

 

The user can start his project directly from ones delivered by LDS.

 

About Logic Design Solutions

 

LDS develops IP for FPGA, and provides FPGA design services ranging from consulting to products’ developments. We have an expertise in fast designs and for over 25 years’ experience in FPGA/PLD Design. Logic Design Solutions’ IP are an excellent value. Our competitive pricing enables customers to decide easily either purchasing or developing.

 

More information on our company, customers and IPs can be found on www.logic-design-solutions.com

 

serge.sciberras@logic-design-solutions.com Office phone number: +33 1 45 92 24 47