Denali DDR Memory Controller IP Records Over 200 Design Wins

Denali Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP), today announced that its Databahn(TM) DDR memory controller IP has been licensed for use in 210 designs, spanning consumer, computing, and communication markets. Denali’s Databahn solution enables chip developers to meet application-specific performance requirements while providing significant time-to-market advantages.

“We have achieved two, first-pass silicon successes with Denali’s Databahn memory controllers for our memory systems,” said Ramneek Real, Senior Staff Design Engineer at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., (TAEC). “TAEC used Databahn controllers in SDRAM-based and DDR1-based chips, which resulted in fast design turn-around time. During the RTL coding and integration phase, we found that Denali’s IP was easy-to-use and to integrate. Today’s design specifications necessitate quality-IP and we are satisfied with Denali’s solutions.”

DDR memory systems continue to be in the critical path for chip designs in all electronic applications, from mobile phones and set-top boxes to networking routers and high-end servers. Designers are increasingly challenged with overcoming memory bandwidth bottlenecks to ensure that various on-chip processing units, such as cpu, dsp, and video processors have efficient access to data from off-chip DDR-DRAM memory. Denali’s Databahn DDR memory controller IP provides a comprehensive solution to meet these needs.

“We continue to offer our customers high-quality IP solutions in our ASIC offerings, such as Denali’s Databahn memory controller, to meet their design requirements for complex SoCs,” said Tom Reeves, Vice President, Semiconductor and Technology Services at IBM.

“Denali continues to demonstrate expertise in their ability to deliver high-quality IP and EDA tools for memory system development,” said Jim Nottingham, Section Manager, Imaging and Printing group at HP. “By using Denali’s Databahn DDR solutions, we can be assured of high-quality and great customer service with our development efforts and allow us to focus on innovative designs for imaging and printing products.”

The Databahn product provides a comprehensive infrastructure for configuring, analyzing, and generating the optimal memory controller for any given customer application. Denali’s Databahn DDR memory controllers offer a powerful, multi-port solution with configurable features and functionality to satisfy a wide range of system performance requirements.

“Chip designers must have high-quality IP that can be tuned to their DDR memory system requirements,” said Brian Gardner, vice president of IP products at Denali. “Our customers demand reliable and flexible solutions for the complex problem of sharing the DDR memory subsystem, and Databahn delivers.”

About Databahn DDR Memory Solutions
Denali’s Databahn DDR Memory solutions ensure compatibility with all the latest high-speed memory technologies as the configuration process is tightly integrated with Denali’s database of memory component specifications, including all the latest SDRAM, DDR1, DDR2, GDDR3, and Mobile DDR devices from all major memory vendors and currently supports 18 different process nodes. Deliverables include: RTL and synthesis scripts, silicon-independent DDR PHY, verification testbench, static timing analysis (STA) scripts, programmable register settings, and documentation. Databahn controllers are compliant with all the latest memory devices.

About Denali Software
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.

Denali and Denali Software are registered trademarks of Denali Software, Inc. Databahn is a trademark of Denali Software, Inc.