Taifatech Uses Cadence RF Kit to Reduce Their Wireless Chip Development Time by 30 Percent
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Taifatech Uses Cadence RF Kit to Reduce Their Wireless Chip Development Time by 30 Percent

HSINCHU CITY, TAIWAN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Jul 24, 2007 -- Taifatech, a leading designer and developer of controllers that provide management and connectivity through LAN or WLAN, today announced they have achieved a 30 percent reduction in development time on their wireless Ultra-wideband (UWB) chip design cycle using the Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) RF (Radio Frequency) Design Methodology Kit. UWB wireless technology is used for transmitting information spread over a large bandwidth ( > 500 MHz) and its main applications are in the wireless, consumer electronics and personal-computer markets.

"The Cadence RF Design Methodology Kit with its associated reference design and proven methodologies reduced our Ultra-wideband chip development time by 30 percent," said John Chang, CTO, Taifatech. "The RF Kit has given our designers the benefit of a single solution from the front-end to the back-end of the entire chip design flow and has allowed us to adopt RF design flows across multiple engineering groups for maximum productivity and with minimal risk."

Architecture-design tradeoffs and component sizing for performance consideration can be evaluated and checked easily much earlier in the design process. The multi-domain and multi-level co-simulation design environment can enable designers to handle complicated system-on-chip (SOC) design more effectively, and bugs can be identified and fixed at the early stages.

"Customers such as Taifatech continue to meet the new and challenging market demands for wireless ICs at lower costs and within shorter timeframes," said Craig Johnson, corporate vice president for Marketing and Strategy at Cadence. "Our kits approach enables customers to be more efficient by increasing schedule predictability and focusing the application of Cadence technology to address customers' specific design challenges."

The RF Kit includes an 802.11 b/g WLAN transceiver reference design, a full suite of RF verification IP, test and simulation plans, and applicability consulting to map the RF design and analysis methodologies. The Kit focuses on front-to-back RFIC design addressing behavioral modeling, circuit simulation, layout, parasitic extraction and resimulation, noise analysis and inductor synthesis. It also incorporates methodologies for IC verification within a system context, leveraging system-level models and testbenches for use by designers in the IC environment. More information about the Cadence RF Design Methodology Kit is available at http://www.cadence.com/products/kits/.

Cadence Kits

Cadence Kits enable IC designers to accelerate technology-specific product development and address design challenges in EDA technology segments such as analog-mixed signal, system-in-package (SiP), coverage-driven functional verification, and radio-frequency integrated circuits (RFIC). By using these Cadence Kits, customers can focus more of their design resources on design differentiation rather than developing design infrastructure.

About Taifatech, Inc.

Taifatech is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in controllers that provide management and connectivity through LAN or WLAN. With its Web Server Controller, Taifatech has pioneered and is the leader in the Smart Switch controller market. To address the growing Digital Home market, Taifatech has also developed solutions that provide wireless connectivity for Digital TV broadcasts and digital video delivery systems. More information is available at www.taifatech.com.

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For more information, please contact:
John Chang
Taifatech Inc.
(886)3-516-3216 ext. 130

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Doron Aronson
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
408-428-4404

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