ARRIS Implements PDTi's Register Management Web Application Tool
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ARRIS Implements PDTi's Register Management Web Application Tool

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Jun 23, 2010 -- PDTi, an innovative provider of design automation products for hardware/software interface development, today announced that ARRIS, a global communications technology company, has selected and implemented PDTi's state-of-the-art register management and collaboration tool to streamline FPGA design for ARRIS advanced broadband network hardware products.

"The feature rich products which make ARRIS a leader in quad-play broadband products require a complex design flow. Creating a synchronized and collaborative methodology between our talented hardware and software teams is essential to provide high quality designs," said Kurt Hedlund, Director of Hardware Development at ARRIS. "We recognized some time ago the many benefits of register map automation and PDTi's SpectaReg tool provides us with new capabilities. SpectaReg was up and running quickly and it has been very easy for us to integrate it into our design flow."

SpectaReg is an essential web application that dramatically streamlines and improves the development of register maps. Every facet of hardware/software interface development, including documentation, is faster with a tool such as SpectaReg, and its use results in increased accuracy and reduced engineering workload. SpectaReg provides a single source for all register-related work and code generation.

The tool's web-application architecture provides easy access for every team member across projects and locations on any compute platform. New levels of productivity are achieved for RTL designers through a correct-by-construction GUI and auto-generation of VHDL and Verilog. Firmware schedules are shortened with accurate and consistent register abstractions in C/C++ for IP integration, driver design and testing. Hardware Verification is simplified with automatically generated system and block-level tests. SpectaReg is available onsite for companies who want complete in-house control and customization, or online to deliver the benefits of register management and SaaS (Software as a Service) to design teams of all sizes.

"We are excited to work with ARRIS. They are experienced register management tool users and went through a thorough evaluation of SpectaReg, making sure their requirements were met," said Jeremy Ralph, CEO of PDTi, "It's gratifying to see SpectaReg's combination of simplicity and advanced features, including items such as hierarchical register maps and interoperability with Altera Avalon and SOPC builder, recognized by a leading company like ARRIS."

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About PDTi
PDTi provides EDA products for Register Management, which dramatically improve chip design by accelerating development while reducing the risk of errors. The company is an innovator in simplifying and automating the critical hardware/software interface development process and a leader in bringing SaaS to EDA. The company has a diverse set of skills across front-end chip hardware and firmware design, uniquely combined with expertise in web application development. PDTi is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. For more information on PDTi visit

ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of technology supporting quad-play broadband services for residential and business customers around the world. The company supplies broadband operators with the tools and platforms they need to deliver carrier-grade telephony, demand-driven video, next-generation advertising, network and workforce management solutions, access and transport architectures and ultra high-speed data services. Headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Suwanee; Beaverton, Oregon; Chicago, Illinois; Kirkland, Washington; State College, Pennsylvania; Wallingford, Connecticut; Waltham, Massachusetts; Cork, Ireland; and Shenzhen, China, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at

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