Mentor Graphics (MENT) says its IP core based on the PCI Express architecture has been selected by the Microprocessor Development and Research Center (MPRC) of Peking University.

Mentor's PCI Express IP was selected based on its configurability and performance of root, switch and endpoint applications, and will be used for the next-generation I/O architecture of MPRC's renowned microprocessor technology.

MPRC serves as China's primary research center for computer science, technology and microelectronics, and it has established a joint laboratory with Mentor Graphics for system-on-chip (SoC) verification, chip prototyping and hardware-software debugging. This joint laboratory also supports IP applications for chip design, which is why MPRC selected Mentor Graphics' fully-compliant IP for the PCI Express standard.

Using compliant IP for the PCI Express standard enables design engineers to focus on the differentiating aspects of their design and accelerate design time with highly configurable, reusable, low-cost IP building blocks to create innovative electronic systems.


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