Dedicated PCI interface chips

Dedicated PCI interface chips

Postby randomdude » Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:44 pm

Hi there.

I've been playing with a CPLD on a prototype board for a few months, and have interfaced it to the ISA bus. However, I'd really like to start working on a PCI-based card.
The PCI example code on this site looks pretty easy to understand, but from what I can see browsing comp.arch.fpga making a PCI core that doesn't violate timing requirements for a real-world application is pretty hard for someone with my kind of skill level. So I've found a board with a dedicated PCI interface - the PLX9030.
All I'm asking, really, is are these chips any good? I'm kind of wary about buying a board for lots of cash with chips I've never used - has anyone had any experience with this stuff?

And is it unrealistic for me to try to build my own PCI PCB, if I don't use a dedicated interface IC? I'm kind of worried by the stringent requirements on things such as trace length...
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Postby x-soft » Sat Apr 23, 2005 4:14 am

:D PLX good chip.
Tiger320 very good


Hi, hahaha
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Postby pcm » Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:19 am

Hi, do you know where to get the tiger320 chip ? I can't seem to find any distributor ... Also how much does it usually cost ?
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Postby fpga4fun » Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:39 am

Try to contact TigerJet and ask them. and

Let us know what you find!
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Postby pcm » Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:21 am


Usually I don't like to email those companies if they don't have the prices right there waiting for me ...

I already received a response:

Units Price per unit
10 $8.49
660 $5.90
1320 $4.95
5280 $4.50
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