GDA, California Micro Devices to Develop CM5100 for Mobile Handset

GDA Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of Electronics Design Services (EDS), and Silicon Intellectual Property (IP), announced its collaboration with California Micro Devices (Nasdaq: CAMD) to develop the CM5100, an MDDI compliant serial interface display controller and embedded memory for today’s most advanced mobile handset designs.

“When looking for a partner to provide ASIC design services, California Micro Devices chose GDA Technologies,” declared Juergen Lutz, VP Engineering, California Micro Devices. “The decision was based on GDA’s expertise in both IC design methodology and system level design services. For CMD, GDA provided a one-stop design service, doing the back end IC Design and in addition designing the HW/SW validation and reference platforms for our product. The dedication and emphasis on quality and thoroughness from the GDA design team was outstanding during the complete development period. As a result we had a fully functional device at first silicon. GDA’s US-based design team, complemented by their offshore team, helped CMD achieve a very tight schedule. We expect to continue to partner with GDA for future designs and projects.”

The leading-edge dual-display and audio controller for wireless handsets incorporates the VESA Standard Mobile Display Digital Interface (MDDI) link, which is fully compatible with QUALCOMM’s Mobile Station Modem (MSM(TM)) chipset solution. The new CM5100 features a fully compliant, MDDI based serial client, an integrated display controller with embedded memory that supports primary thin film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal displays (LCDs) with resolutions up to QVGA (320×240) and secondary displays with up to QCIF+ (176×220) resolution. The CM5100′s unique architecture is optimized for use with today’s most advanced TFT LCD modules that feature drivers integrated directly on the display glass and also allows the use of low-cost, RAM-less drivers for non-integrated display modules. In both cases, CM5100-based implementations result in a significantly smaller footprint and lower solution cost than competitive solutions.

“GDA’s optimized design methodology for low power designs made it possible to complete the design in record time,” noted Ravi Thummarukudy, VP and General Manager of IC and IP division at GDA. “Our experienced engineering team, with best in class Program management expertise and comprehensive in-house back-end tools, were the success factors in making it possible for completing the design on time and within budget.”

About California Micro Devices Corporation
California Micro Devices Corporation is a leading supplier of application specific analog and mixed signal semiconductor products for the mobile handset, digital consumer electronics and personal computer markets. Key products include protection devices for mobile handsets, digital consumer electronics products such as digital TVs and personal computers as well as analog and mixed signal ICs for mobile handset displays.

About GDA Technologies
GDA Technologies is a leading Electronic Design Services (EDS) and Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) solution provider for the Embedded, Networking, and Consumer Electronics Market. GDA is part of the L&T Infotech Product Engineering Services (PES) offerings, which aims to provide end-to-end product design capability to its customers. GDA is headquartered in San Jose, CA, with satellite design centers in Boston, Sacramento, Chennai, Kochi, and Bangalore.

GDA has developed many high-performance IP cores for computer and networking interfaces including HyperTransport, 10 Gigabit Ethernet MAC, and SPI4.2. Additionally, GDA designs systems, boards, SoCs, ASICs, and FPGA’s from concept to product levels. The company has successfully developed IPs and products in the areas of high-speed handheld embedded solutions, digital video applications, Internet appliances, voice and data networking applications, and non-form factor PC architectures.