Synopsys PHY IP for PCI Express 1.1

The multi-channel Synopsys PHY IP for PCI Express® 1.1 includes Synopsys’ high-speed, high-performance transceiver to meet today’s demands for higher bandwidth. The PHY provides a cost-effective solution that is designed to meet the needs of today’s PCI Express (PCIe®) designs while being extremely low in power and area.

Using the leading-edge design, analysis, simulation, and measurement techniques, Synopsys delivers exceptional signal integrity and jitter performance that exceeds the PCI Express standards electrical specifications. The high-margin, robust PHY architecture tolerates process, voltage and temperature (PVT) manufacturing variations and is implemented with standard CMOS digital process technologies.

The multi-tap transmitter and receiver equalizers, along with the advanced built-in diagnostics and ATE test vectors, enable customers to control, monitor and test for signal integrity without the need for expensive test equipment. This provides on-chip visibility into actual link and channel performance to quickly improve signal integrity, reducing both product development cycles and the need for costly field support.

Synopsys IP for PCI Express Complete Solution Datasheet


  • Compliant with the PCI Express 1.1 and PIPE specifications
  • x1, x2, x4, x8, x16 lane configurations with bifurcation
  • PCIe L1 substate power management
  • Supports power gating and power island
  • Embedded bit error rate tester and internal eye monitor
  • ATE test vectors for complete, at-speed production testing
  • Pseudo random bit sequencer (PRBS) generation and checker
  • IEEE 1149.6 AC JTAG Boundry Scan
  • Beaconing, receiver detection and electrical idle features
  • Supports -40C to 125C junction temperatures