Rambus has signed an agreement to acquire AnalogX, a provider of low power multi-standard connectivity SerDes IP solutions.

SerDes is a functional block that Serializes and Deserializes digital data used in high-speed chip-to-chip communication.

The transaction is expected to close in the third calendar quarter of 2021.

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“As data centers move to a disaggregated model, high-speed connectivity will be instrumental to unleashing the performance of data-intensive computing platforms,” said Luc Seraphin, president and CEO of Rambus.

“The industry-leading PHYs and DSP design expertise from AnalogX will feed our roadmap for data center interconnect chips and expand our reach to new applications across data center, AI/ML and 5G.”

The acquisition will accelerate Rambus roadmap for PCIe 6.0 and CXL 3.0 solutions, the company said.

This month, AnalogX partnered with high-speed interconnect silicon IP company PLDA to integrate the AnalogX 32G-MR PHY with the PLDA CXL 2.0 controller.