BroadLight Selects Databahn DDR Memory Controller IP

Denali Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP), announced that BroadLight, a leading supplier of GPON semiconductors and software, has successfully used Databahn(TM) DDR memory controller IP for use in a wide range of end product designs, including high-speed networking applications.

Denali’s Databahn solutions aid BroadLight’s developers to quickly design and verify DDR memory systems that meet or exceed OEM high-speed PON design requirements and time-to-market windows.

“Memory bandwidth is a significant bottleneck in today’s high-performance networking applications,” Igor Elkanovich, VP of VLSI at BroadLight. “Denali’s expertise in memory system design and verification has been instrumental to our market leadership and has allowed our designers to rapidly address customer design requirements and networking applications, achieving over 40 GPON worldwide design wins and delivery of several GPON products to our customers.”

The Databahn product provides a comprehensive IP solution with configurability 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. “Our Databahn DDR controller is a market-proven solution that offers a range of programmability and configurability to address application specific performance. We are pleased to work with BroadLight 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 BroadLight
BroadLight delivers the industry’s only end-to-end (E2E) solution (from the customer premises to the central office) for equipment vendors designing ITU-T compliant passive optical network (PON) systems. The company’s completely integrated product line consists of standards-based communication semiconductors and software solutions that enable its customers to deliver BPON and GPON equipment to carriers and services providers worldwide. This E2E solution provides customers with a lower risk development cycle and enables them to significantly speed time-to-market. As a result, BroadLight technology has been adopted by leading manufacturers who are currently providing equipment for the some of the world’s largest fiber PON roll-outs.

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.

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