Global Unichip Deploys Databahn DDR Memory Controller IP

Denali Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP), announced that Global Unichip Corp. (Taiwan:3443) (GUC), a leading system-on-a-chip (SoC) design foundry, used its Databahn(TM) mobile DDR memory controller IP and PHY solution for use in a wide range of end product designs. Denali’s Databahn solutions help GUC’s developers quickly configure high-speed DDR2 and mobile DDR memory systems that meet or exceed customer design requirements in terms of bandwidth, latency and power reduction.

“In our first experience with Databahn IP, we were able to meet SoC design requirements in a very short turnaround time,” said Jim Lai, president and COO of GUC. “GUC works constantly with world leading IDM, system and fabless design houses. It is essential that GUC rapidly addresses the wide range of customer design requirements and applications. We look forward to serving our customers with this solid roadmap of DDR controller and PHY solutions extending beyond 400MHz.”

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

“Today’s SoCs require specialized DDR memory systems that must address power, performance, and time-to-market,” said Brian Gardner, vice president of IP products for Denali. “The Databahn DDR controller and PHY is a market-proven solution that offers a range of programmability and configurability to address application specific performance. We are pleased to work with GUC and participate in making their customers successful.”

About Databahn DDR Memory Solutions
With over 210 design wins and 83 chips in production silicon, Databahn is the industry leading IP solution for DDR memory systems. Databahn DDR controllers ensure interoperability 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. 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, and are silicon-proven in over 18 process nodes.

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 Flash and DDR 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.

About Global Unichip Corp.
Global Unichip Corp. (GUC), a dedicated full service SoC (System On Chip) Design Foundry based in Taiwan, was founded in 1998. GUC provides total solutions from silicon-proven IPs to complex time-to-market SoC turnkey services. GUC is committed to providing the most advanced and the best price-performance silicon solutions through close partnership with TSMC, GUC major shareholder, and other key packaging and testing power houses. With state of the art EDA tools, advanced methodologies, and experienced technical team, GUC ensures the highest quality and lowest risks to achieve first silicon success. GUC has established a global customer base throughout Greater China, Japan, Korea, North America, and Europe. Its track-record in complex SoC designs has brought benefits to customers in time to revenue at the lowest risk.

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