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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Re: PCIe know-how?

From: Eric Blossom
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Re: PCIe know-how?
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2007 14:18:38 -0800
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On Mon, Mar 05, 2007 at 12:01:18AM +0200, address@hidden wrote:
> On 3/4/07, Brian Padalino <address@hidden> wrote:
> >With regards to the PCIe interface, were you looking more at just
> >getting a PHY transceiver and putting the MAC and other layers in the
> >FPGA, or were you more interested in having a PCIe bridge chip that
> >handles all of that for you?
> >
> >I know Philips and TI have PCIe transceivers which work with Xilinx
> >and Altera IP for the MAC layer, but what I really found interesting
> >was a PCIe bridge chip from PLX technologies.  It's a relatively hefty
> >BGA, but if you can place it properly the chip could really be a huge
> >help.  No NDA's are required and the information can be found here.
> >
> >    http://www.plxtech.com/products/expresslane/pex8311.asp
> >
> >Do you have a place where you are hosting your thoughts/ideas on the
> >subject, or just some e-mail threads?
> >
> >Brian
> It's a very nice chip, but it appears to be very expensive at $38... =(
> TI's costs $7, which is quite affordable.
> I'm not sure how to address the IP core issue yet. 

That's what the $38 is buying you ;)

> The Open Graphics project will have to deal with it sooner or later,
> but I hope we will coordinate efforts. I told them what I had
> discovered so far, but I'll have to see how that discussion turns
> out before I can say if it'll be any help. If you know anything
> about the problems I need to solve, I'd love to hear about it. :)


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