Design and Verification IP Products Speed Deployment of Advanced Switching Designs
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 7, 2005 -- Denali Software and GDA Technologies, a leading Electronic Design Services (EDS) solution provider, today announced a cooperative effort to deliver a comprehensive intellectual property (IP) platform for chip developers implementing the Advanced Switching Interconnect (ASI) standard. Primary elements of the platform include Denali's PureSpec™ verification IP product for the ASI standard, and GDA's Advanced Switching IP core (GPEX-AS) product.
Leveraging strong foundations in PCI Express solutions, the companies now provide System-on-Chip (SoC ) designers high-quality IP solutions for developing and deploying ASI designs in silicon.
GDA's Advanced Switching IP core verification environment uses Denali PureSpec as one of the verification components that provides a complete verification framework with flexible stimulus generation. The environment is reusable for complete IP verification, system-level functional modeling, RTL bring-up and integration, and system performance modeling. Denali's fully functional backend model provides an executable specification for RTL integration with GDA's Advanced Switching IP core. Use of PureSpec for Backend supports use in Verilog only or any other supported high-level verification language (HVL) environments, including C, and is easily ported for custom user interfaces.
"With recent announcements by several silicon vendors, the industry support for ASI technology is growing as we move into an implementation phase marked by the availability of first silicon during the second half of the year," said ASI SIG President and Intel's Advanced Switching Initiatives Manager, Rajeev Kumar. "Design and verification products are a key part of this ecosystem. By providing these integrated IP solutions, Denali and GDA are helping enable designers to more efficiently deploy ASI designs that will help speed broad adoption of the standard."
"GDA is committed to providing the leading design IP solutions for Advanced Switching systems," said Ravi Thummarukudy, VP&GM of IC division at GDA. "Working with Denali underscores our commitment to technology leadership, and improves the quality of our IP products. Our combined solutions enables our customers to minimize design risk, and reduce time to market for high-performance Advanced Switching and PCI Express based products."
"High-quality IP solutions are critical for design and verification of today's SoC designs," says, Denali vice president David Lin. "Our customers rely on PureSpec as the most comprehensive verification IP solution for integrating and verifying standard interfaces. By teaming with GDA, customers now have access to proven IP products that dramatically streamline the effort for deploying, verifying, and optimizing ASI designs."
About The GDA Advanced Switching IP Core (GPEX-AS)
The GDA Advanced Switching IP core (GPEX-AS) is a highly flexible and configurable port controller design targeted for both PCI-Express and Advanced Switching technology implementations in compute and communication applications. GPEX-AS is part of GPEX family of IP solutions that includes End Point (GPEX-EP) and Root Complex (GPEX-RC) designs. GPEX-AS supports both PCI Express and AS protocols. The controller architecture is tailored to address the needs of different market segments with highly configurable system PIs and support for PI-8, SLS, SQ, SDT and software PIs.
About Denali PureSpec Verification IP for ASI
PureSpec for ASI is a comprehensive solution for verifying functionality, compliance, and interoperability of ASI and PCI Express designs at the pre-silicon stage of chip or IP core development. PureSpec verification IP includes a configurable bus functional model (BFM), protocol monitor, and complete assertion library for all components in the topology. The highly integrated nature of PureSpec's configurable model behavior and data monitoring engine provides a sophisticated approach to functional verification. This enables direct translation from test plan definition to implementation, greatly accelerating the verification task and your overall system-level verification productivity. PureSpec is available now for evaluation at: http://www.denali.com/purespec.
About GDA Technologies Inc.
GDA Technologies Inc. is a leading Electronic Design Services (EDS) and Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) solution provider for the embedded, networking, and consumer electronics markets. GDA specializes in designing ASICs, FPGAs, IPs, boards, SoCs, software and complete systems from concept to product. GDA has been the leading solution provider for fast interconnect technologies such as PCI Express, HyperTransport, RapidIO, Ethernet and Advanced Switching with many licenses sold in compute, networking and communication markets. GDA is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has satellite design centers in Boston, Sacramento, Singapore, Chennai and Bangalore, India. The GDA web site is www.gdatech.com.
Denali Software Inc. is the world's leading provider of EDA tools and Intellectual Property (IP) solutions for chip interface design, integration and verification. Its Databahn™ Design IP products offer fully configurable design cores for complex interfaces such as Serial ATA and DDR-based memory systems. Denali's PureSpec™ Verification IP product supports all complex interfaces, including PCI Express, Advanced Switching Interconnect (ASI), USB, Ethernet and Serial ATA. More than 400 companies worldwide use Denali's tools, technology, and services to design and verify complex chip interfaces for communication, consumer, and computer products. For more information, visit Denali at http://www.denali.com. Telephone: (650) 461-7200.
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