MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 25, 2007— Sonics Inc., a premier supplier of system-on-chip (SoC) SMART Interconnect solutions, and Denali Software, Inc, a leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP) for system-on-chip (SoC) design and verification, today announced a collaborative effort to address memory bandwidth optimization through the pairing of Sonics SMART Interconnect solutions and Denali Databahn DDR memory controllers. Companies using both Sonics SMART Interconnect solutions and Denali's Databahn are now able to quickly and efficiently deploy memory subsystems and on-chip interconnects to deliver optimal memory bandwidth utilization for multi-core SoC designs.
"The trend toward multi-core designs adds significant complexity
to the memory subsystem and interconnect design for today's SoCs,"
said Drew Wingard, chief technology officer, Sonics, Inc. "The SoC
designer must ensure that all the processing and input/output elements
in the system are served with the required levels of memory bandwidth
with acceptable latency while ensuring high efficiency access to
external DRAM. By teaming with Denali, we've ensured the on-chip
interconnect and memory controller IP interoperate so that our mutual
customers can offload much of the time and risk associated with
developing these memory subsystems."
This collaboration addresses the problems associated with
increasing external memory bandwidth requirements and a transition
from single processor architectures to multicore architectures. As new
SoC designs continue to absorb more system functionality, the need for
intelligent management of memory resources become even more critical.
"Developers of consumer electronics are challenged to design
complex, multi-core SoCs," said Brian Gardner, vice president of IP
products at Denali. "These customers need configurable, proven
solutions that can be rapidly deployed for memory subsystems and SoC
interconnects. With Sonics, we are able to combine the two
best-in-class solutions and meet these demanding needs."
Sonics Inc. is a premier supplier of SMART Interconnect solutions
that deliver high SoC design predictability and increased design
efficiency. Major semiconductor and systems companies including
Broadcom, Samsung, Texas Instruments and Toshiba have applied Sonics'
SMART Interconnect solutions in leading products in the wireless,
digital multimedia and communications markets. Sonics is a
privately-held company funded by Cadence Design Systems, Toshiba
Corporation, Samsung Ventures and venture capital firms Investar
Capital, Smart Technology Ventures, TL Ventures, Easton Hunt Capital,
JAFCO Ventures, and H&Q Asia-Pacific. For more information, see
Denali Software, Inc. is a world-leading provider of electronic
design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP) for
system-on-chip (SoC) design and verification. Denali delivers the
industry's most trusted solutions for deploying PCI Express, NAND and
DRAM subsystems. Developers use Denali's EDA, IP and services to
reduce risk and speed time-to-market for electronic system and chip
design. Denali is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and has
offices around the world to serve the global electronics industry.
More information about Denali, its products and services is available
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