Mellanox and Synopsys Demonstrate Industry’s First PCIe 4.0 Interoperability

Mutual Technology Leadership Lowers Risk for Designers Implementing16GT/s PCI Express Protocol

TEL AVIV, Israel — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 2, 2015PCI-SIG Developer Conference – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced that it has collaborated with Synopsys to bring the industry’s first demonstration of interoperability between Synopsys’ DesignWare® PHY IP for PCI Express® (PCIe®) 4.0 and Mellanox’s PCIe 4.0 port to the PCI-SIG® Developers Conference Israel. PCIe 4.0 doubles the data transfer rate of the PCIe link to 16GT/s, paving the way for data centers with 200Gb/s links in the very near future. Through its ongoing contribution to the PCI-SIG, Mellanox and Synopsys are among the first to deliver electrical characterization results of a PCIe 4.0 capable SerDes to the PCI-SIG.

“We are proud to collaborate with Synopsys to demonstrate a robust and interoperable PCIe 4.0 electrical solution,” said Shai Cohen, COO, at Mellanox Technologies. “PCIe 4.0 will help enable future hyperscale data center and cloud infrastructures to efficiently handle the ever-increasing amount of data and its demand on the network.”

At PCI-SIG Developer Conference Israel, Mellanox and Synopsys will demonstrate the industry’s first cross-vendor PCIe 4.0 electrical interoperability. The demonstration between Synopsys DesignWare PHY IP for PCI Express at 16GT/s and Mellanox PCIe 4.0 port will show interoperability across different types of channels with multiple PHYs on each end transmitting and receiving at 16GT/s.

“As the leading provider of PCI Express IP with 10 years of active participation in the PCI-SIG, Synopsys invests heavily in the development of high-quality PCI Express IP that meets the high-performance, low-latency requirements of the enterprise market,” said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for IP and prototyping at Synopsys. “Synopsys’ successful interoperability demonstration with Mellanox gives designers confidence that they can incorporate Synopsys’ IP for PCI Express 4.0 into their SoCs with significantly less risk.”

Visit Mellanox Technologies and Synopsys at PCI-SIG Developers Conference (March 2-3, 2015) Visit Mellanox Technologies and Synopsys at the PCI-SIG Developers Conference (Booths #9 and #1, respectively) to see demonstrations, the full suite of Mellanox’s high-performance, end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions, and Synopsys’ complete PCI Express 4.0 IP solutions, including controllers, PHYs, and verification IP.

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Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software, cables and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high-performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at

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