Sequence Design announced Bandspeed, a leading developer of mass-market Wi-Fi solutions, has chosen PowerTheater to reduce power in the next generation of Bandspeed’s sophisticated 90nm AirMaestro SoC, thereby hitting aggressive power-management and package targets.
PowerTheater gives Bandspeed multiple tools for power analysis and reduction, including architectural analysis, clock-power reduction, modal analysis, and multi-Vt and voltage island support. Most importantly though, according to Bandspeed president and CEO Bill Eversole, Sequence’s RTL power analysis gives designers the right information at a high level so they can make appropriate power and packaging tradeoffs.
“Early estimates are key here,” Eversole said. “PowerTheater lets us make package decisions at a high level, leading to a superior product and faster time to market.”
Bandspeed is the leader in next-generation Wi-Fi management providing AP solutions that make possible mission-critical Wi-Fi voice, data and video applications for the mass market. Bandspeed AirMaestro is an 802.11 Wi-Fi AP platform consisting of the AirMaestro software and integrated circuits (IC). Bandspeed is privately held and headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information on Bandspeed, please contact the company at (512) 358-9000.
Sequence Design accelerates the ability of SoC designers to bring high-performance, power-aware ICs quickly to market. Sequence’s power and signal- integrity software solutions give customers the competitive advantage necessary to excel in aggressive technology markets, despite the demanding complexity and time-to-market issues of nanometer design. Sequence serves over 150 customers worldwide, in application segments such as consumer, wireless, mobile computing, multimedia, cell phones, digital cameras, network-on-chip processors, and other power-sensitive markets. Sequence has worldwide development and field-service operations and is privately held.