Ikanos Selects Cadence Incisive Palladium Accelerator-Emulator

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, announced that Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) has adopted the Cadence(R) Incisive(R) Palladium(R) series of accelerator/emulators for its advanced system-level verification needs. Ikanos Communications develops chipsets that enable carriers to offer Fiber Fast? bandwidth and high-speed networking processing for enhanced trip play solutions.

“As a leading global provider of high performance silicon for interactive broadband, Ikanos needs advanced development and debug tools that shorten our time to market. We evaluated several system validation solutions and selected Cadence emulation technology for its robust and full-featured debug environment,” said Dean Westman, vice president and general manager for Ikanos’ Gateway Products Group. “We used Palladium to verify our most recently developed advanced multiple processor product. Cadence’s emulation technology helped us reduce our time to market.”

The Palladium series of accelerator/emulators provides the industry’s highest throughput for verification and validation of complex hardware, software, and full systems in the wireless, graphics, networking, and consumer markets. In emulation mode or when regression testing with an embedded testbench the system delivers up to 10,000 times greater performance than the average simulator, while incorporating peripherals, embedded processors, multiple ASICs, embedded software, and real-world data. The system delivers superior debug, system-wide management and advanced verification-automation features that can bring up a new design to emulation in less than a week. The Palladium system incorporates powerful enterprise-wide multi-site usage capabilities, hardware/software verification, ease of bring-up and integration and a plug-and-play SpeedBridge portfolio.

“We continue to focus on delivering solutions that shrink time to market for our customers,” said Steve Glaser, corporate vice president, Marketing, Verification Division at Cadence. “We are pleased to see increasing demand from industry leaders such as Ikanos for emulation systems like the Palladium series to address their enterprise-wide hardware and software verification and system-validation needs.”

About Cadence
Cadence enables global electronic-design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today’s integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software and hardware, methodologies, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. Cadence reported 2006 revenues of approximately $1.5 billion, and has approximately 5,200 employees. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry.

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