Virage Logic's DDR Memory Controller Interface Provides High Performance Data Transfer at Higher Efficiency and Lower Power

FREMONT, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 22, 2008— Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL), the semiconductor industry's trusted IP partner and pioneer in Silicon Aware IP, today announced that the Intelli Double Data Rate (DDR) memory controller interface can provide up to a 20 percent efficiency gain for high-performance applications, while still maintaining low-power. Architected from the ground up to provide a combination of low-latency, high-performance and low-power options, the Intelli DDR solution incorporates intelligent scheduling algorithms for superior system bandwidth.

High efficiency gains deliver significant benefits for both high-performance and low-power customers. As an example, a customer with high-performance requirements can benefit from a 20 percent efficiency gain resulting in up to a 20 percent greater data throughput at the same frequency. A low-power solution delivering a 20 percent efficiency gain means that customers can expect to realize up to a 20 percent reduction in clock frequency at the same data rate, leading up to a 20 percent reduction in dynamic power. In certain low-power applications where packaging cost limitations prevent extremely high-frequency operations, customers can achieve desired results with higher efficiency DDR protocols.

Virage Logics Intelli DDR solution provides the maximum performance at the minimum clock frequency making it an ideal choice for a broad spectrum of market segments ranging from networking to consumer-based mobile solutions," said Kamalesh Ruparel, vice president and general manager of application specific IP (ASIP) solutions and silicon technology at Virage Logic. "Compared to other commercially available solutions benchmarked across several market segments, Virage Logics Intelli DDR solution consistently delivered higher data throughput efficiency ratings."

System-on-Chip (SoC) designers interested in increasing their data throughput efficiency can email Email Contact for an optimization analysis of their current traffic patterns or visit to learn more about the benefits of Virage Logics complete line of Intelli DDR memory controller interface solutions.

About Virage Logics Application Specific IP (ASIP) Solutions

Virage Logics ASIP product portfolio is designed to meet the highest quality and performance standards for functional IP and contains application-specific functional IP targeted to a variety of market requirements for high performance, low power, low gate count and small die size. The ASIP products are commonly based on Virage Logic's proprietary and patented logic libraries, routing methodology, and cell architecture.

Virage Logics Intelli DDR memory controller interface solution includes a memory controller and the related PHY and DLL, with advanced features, to deliver high-performance in a minimum die area and with low power dissipation. The solution is architected to enable optimal size while providing customers with the ability to achieve the maximum performance and minimal power targets with the added flexibility of advanced feature selection. The Intelli DDR solution is implemented at several SDR and DDR protocols, including MobileSDR and MobileDDR, as well as DDR1, DDR2 and DDR3 and at several foundries on a variety of processes nodes ranging from 130-nanometer (nm) to 65nm.

About Virage Logic

Founded in 1996, Virage Logic rapidly established itself as a technology and market leader in providing advanced embedded memory intellectual property (IP) for the design of complex integrated circuits. Today, as the semiconductor industry's trusted IP partner, the company's Silicon Aware IP offering (embedded memories, logic libraries and I/Os) includes silicon behavior knowledge for increased predictability and manufacturability. Through its recent acquisition of Ingot Systems, the company has expanded its product offering to include Application Specific IP (ASIP) solutions such as Double Data Rate (DDR) Memory Controllers and design services. Virage Logic's highly differentiated product portfolio provides higher performance, lower power, higher density and optimal yield to foundries, integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and fabless customers who develop products for the consumer, communications and networking, hand-held and portable, computer and graphics, automotive, and defense markets. The company uses its FirstPass-Silicon Characterization Lab for certain products to help ensure high quality, reliable IP across a wide range of foundries and process technologies. The company also prides itself on providing superior customer support and was named the 2006 Customer Service Leader of the Year in the Semiconductor IP Market by Frost & Sullivan. Headquartered in Fremont, California, Virage Logic has R&D, sales and support offices worldwide. For more information, visit

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