Beceem Communications Selects Databahn DDR Memory Controller

Denali Software, Inc.,a world-leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP), announced that Beceem Communications has incorporated its Databahn[TM] DDR memory controller into the first commercially available terminal chipset for the latest Mobile WiMAX standard. Denali’s Databahn[TM] DDR controller IP enabled Beceem engineers to achieve optimal system-level performance for its DRAM systems in the design of the 802.16-2005 mobile wireless BCS200 chipset.

Flash have become a primary storage medium for various consumer electronic devices, including personal media players, high-end cell phones, navigation devices, and Solid State Drives. Today’s system developers require a comprehensive hardware and software solution that addresses all of the performance and reliability requirements for future flash devices utilizing smaller geometries and bit cells.

“System manufacturers face a huge challenge to integrate various NAND chips into their systems,” states Nam Hyung Kim, director and principal analyst at iSuppli Corporation. “Therefore, flexible solutions and technologies, developed to speed up OEM?s time-to-market and to save BOM costs effectively, represent a large market opportunity.”

The new technology is an innovative layer built on top of a Bose, Ray-Chaudhuri, Hocquenghem (BCH) algorithm. As Flash has been utilized for the last few years, controller manufacturers have realized that the cost-related benefits of moving to multi-bit cells have come with inherent quality issues. To address these issues, Denali has teamed with several leading flash manufacturers to provide this superior technology.

A comprehensive overview of this new NAND flash solution will be presented by Robert Pierce, senior director of Flash Products at Denali Software during the 2:00pm presentation, “Hardware/Software Solutions for NAND Applications” at MemCon San Jose. MemCon San Jose, July 17-19, is the world’s largest industry conference addressing business, market applications, and technology standards for semiconductor memory and storage.

“With this new technology, Denali is addressing not only the silicon resource cost and performance needs of hardware designers developing mobile and consumer electronics,” said Robert Pierce. “This solution is well suited for applications that need high-density memory, direct NAND boot with enhanced performance, superior quality and high reliability. We are providing a newly optimized Databahn NAND system solution which enables direct boot from SLC/MLC without having to complicate the boot process.”

About Databahn Flash Controller IP
Databahn Flash controller IP is the optimal solution for developing NAND solutions. The architecture is fully configurable to address a wide range of requirements for silicon area, performance, power and device architectures. The Denali Flash memory controller is developed for ease-of-integration, performance and quality and for use in ASIC and FPGA platforms. The controller provides compiler options that allow for maximum flexibility such as bit widths, chip selects, buffering etc. The controller supports several power down options depending on system and chip-level requirements.

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.

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