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MosChip’s MCS9990, MCS8142 and MCS8144 chips reach volume production with PLDA PCI Express® IP



Rigorous testing and impeccable design of the PLDA XpressRich2 IP provides the industry-standard, performance PCI Express interface required for MosChip’s design success

October 19, 2009 – PLDA, the industry leader in the high-speed bus IP market, announced that MosChip Semiconductor Technology, Ltd. has successfully launched their MCS9990 robust PCI Express to USB2.0 host controller, incorporating PLDA’s XpressRich2 PCI Express ASIC IP. MosChip, a leading provider of high performance connectivity solutions for consumer, industrial and computing applications, used the PLDA XpressRich2 PCI Express IP to provide a PCI Express interconnect within their host controller, helping to enable throughput of up to 2.5 Gbps.

The MCS9990 is a single lane multi function PCI Express to USB2.0 Host Controller. It supports two modes of operation - USB Host mode and OTG mode, selectable through device mode select pins. The PLDA XpressRich2 ASIC IP is a high performance, silicon-proven solution for PCI Express Gen1 and Gen2 implementations at 130 nm and smaller geometries. MosChip is in volume production, using PLDA’s PCI Express IP, with the MCS9990 and the MCS8142 and MCS8144 network appliance processors.

“We selected PLDA’s PCI Express Gen2 solution for our SoC and ASIC products,” said Krishnan Venkataraman, VP of Engineering at MosChip. “Our MCS8142/44, Gigabit Ethernet Network Appliance Processor makes use of Root Complex / End Point features and our high performance PCI Express to quad USB2.0 Host Controller, the MCS9990, is EP-based. PLDA’s solution is area-performance optimized for our needs.” Krishnan Venkataraman adds “PLDA has given us great support for FPGA prototyping and quickly came up with patches to resolve our application issues and feature requirements. We look forward to continuing our work with PLDA for our future PCI Express based products.” "MosChip products consistently provide an effective mix of quality design and cost-optimized production," commented Jean-Yves Brena, CEO of PLDA, "Across our entire interconnect product line, which includes PCI Express, USB3 and AMBA products, we strive to deliver the solid design and comprehensive support required by leading companies like MosChip.”

PLDA XpressRich2 PCI Express ASIC IP Product Availability:The PLDA PCI Express ASIC IP product is available to ASIC customers today. Please contact PLDA directly for immediate evaluation at

About PLDA
PLDA designs and sells a wide range of ASIC and FPGA interconnect solutions including bus controllers and SoC IP. The company offers complete solutions, including semiconductor IP, hardware, software, and design services. Founded in 1996, PLDA is privately owned. The company maintains offices in San Jose, California and headquarters in France and has a strong international distribution network.

About MosChip
MosChip Semiconductor Technology Limited, a fabless semiconductor company, was founded in 1999 with headquarters and a design center in Hyderabad, India. The operations, sales and marketing activities are conducted via its wholly owned subsidiary, MosChip Semiconductor Technology, USA. The company has several products that include USB, PCI and PCI Express connectivity; network appliance processors and co-processors; and audio-video content processors.