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Learn Design Benefits of x1 Low-Cost PCI Express from TI and Altera Experts During Online Seminar

Apr 4, 2006

DALLAS (April 04, 2006) - Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR), in association with EE Times, invite engineers to register for a complimentary online seminar entitled, "Delivering Low-Cost PCI Express x1 Solutions for Your Needs." The seminar will be broadcast on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 9:00am PDT/Noon EDT. It will provide a benefit overview of x1 low-cost PCI Express and offer ideas for overcoming challenges in high-speed PCI Express system development. Participants can register for the event, at http://cmpnetseminars.com/TSG/?K=CETI&Q=355

Who Should Attend and What Will They Learn?

Attendees such as system architects, embedded systems designers, FPGA developers, and engineering and technical managers, will hear experts Jawaid Ahmad of TI and Stephen Lim of Altera discuss:

  • Challenges in implementing and designing high-speed PCI Express solutions 
  • How the joint TI and Altera x1 PCI Express solution effectively addresses these challenges 
  • XIO1100, the third-generation PCI Express spec 1.1 compliant x1 PHY from TI 
  • The PCI Express intellectual property (IP) core from Altera to meet your system's requirements 
  • The lowest-cost FPGA family, Cyclone II from Altera

The TI and Altera Joint x1 PCI Express Solution

In March, TI and Altera announced the availability of a PCI-SIG-compliant solution that reduces the cost and accelerates the development of PCI Express-based systems. Ideal for video cards, data acquisition, test and network equipment, and various embedded applications, the robust, easy-to-use offering includes TI's XIO1100 PCI Express x1 physical layer (PHY) chip, Altera's low-cost CycloneTM II FPGAs and PCI Express x1 MegaCore® intellectual property (IP) function. To learn more about the components of this joint offering visit www.ti.com/pciexpressalterapr and www.altera.com/cyclone2.


About the Presenters

Jawaid Ahmad, strategic product manager for PCI Express and Cardbus products within TI's Digital Interface Business Unit, has almost 20 years semiconductor industry experience. Prior to joining TI, he held engineering, marketing and management positions at Siliconix, Crystal Semiconductor, Cirrus Logic, Winbond Electronics and National Semiconductor. Ahmad earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Bangalore University, a master of science in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso and a master of business administration from the University of Texas at Austin.


As product line manager for Altera, Stephen Lim is responsible for the product marketing and management of low-cost products including the Cyclone series FPGAs. Lim has more than 10 years of experience working in the storage, networking and semiconductor industries in various engineering and marketing roles. He earned bachelor of science and master of science degrees in electrical engineering and a master of business administration from Cornell University.