The explosion in data traffic due to the advent of artificial intelligence, machine learning, automotive and IoT has prompted the development of new System-on-Chip architectures. These architectures allow system developers to build high-performance applications that can ingest and process huge amounts of heterogeneous data. In order to take advantage of these architectures, some SoCs integrate a large number of processing elements and require a scalable solution for moving data across computing elements or across a PCIe-attached host platform. In order to meet these needs, PLDA has developed a high-performance DMA Engine available in two versions: As a standalone vDMA engine IP with AMBA-AXI interconnect or as a PCIe 5.0 IP controller with integrated vDMA engine.
This standalone vDMA-AXI IP product is the ideal centralized AMBA AXI DMA for SoCs that integrate a large number of processing elements and require a scalable solution for moving data across these computing elements. vDMA-AXI is particularly suited for applications in AI, machine learning and automotive spaces and delivers:
This PCIe 5.0 controller IP with built-in vDMA engine is designed for applications that require the highest performance and flexibility for moving data across a PCIe-attached host platform, whether virtualized or not. XpressRICH5-AXI with vDMA is particularly suited for applications in Cloud computing, HPC, AI, machine learning, storage, and networking. In addition to the features outlined in the standalone vDMA engine, XpressRICH5-AXI also delivers:
According to Arnaud Schleich, CEO of PLDA, "New applications and the ever-growing quest for bandwidth is driving a need for faster I/O combined with a flexible design. PLDA's vDMA solutions provide the performance needed by higher end applications with an ease-of-integration that delivers silicon success."