PALO ALTO, Calif., November 08, 2006 —Denali Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP), today announced that its Databahn™ DDR memory controller IP has been utilized for use in Hifn’s HIPP III security processors, 4450 for internet protocol network storage applications and 8450 for Gigabit Ethernet networking applications. Denali’s Databahn solution enabled Hifn’s chip developers to meet application-specific performance requirements while providing significant time-to-market advantages..
“The Denali DDR DRAM Controller enabled us to quickly and easily implement the DDR interface in our design,” said K.C. Buckenmaier, director of Hardware Engineering at Hifn, a security solutions provider. “This allowed our design team to focus on our core competencies in the design of our next generation processors.”
DDR memory systems continue to be in the critical path for chip designs in all electronic applications, from mobile phones and set-top boxes to networking routers and high-end servers. Designers are increasingly challenged with overcoming memory bandwidth bottlenecks to ensure that various on-chip processing units, such as cpu, dsp, and video processors have efficient access to data from off-chip DDR-DRAM memory. Denali's Databahn DDR memory controller IP provides a comprehensive solution to meet these needs.
Hifn’s HIPP III 4450 and 8450 processors include a memory controller supporting DDR2 200 MHz clock design with Error Correction Code (ECC) in 130-nm technology process. Hifn HIPP III 4450 and 8450 processors support two full-duplex Gigabit Ethernet ports and deliver 4 Gb/s simultaneous protocol processing for large packets and 1.2M packets per second for small packets. Hifn combines security, compression, content search, and flow classification technology into solutions for networking, security and storage suppliers. Hifn's solutions are deployed in virtually all market-leading networking and security products. For more information on Hifn solutions, please visit: http://www.hifn.com.
“It’s a real pleasure to supply our DDR memory controller to an industry leader like Hifn,” said Brian Gardner, vice president of IP products at Denali. “Denali was able to provide high-quality, proven DDR IP configured and tuned to Hifn’s high performance system, including a DDR PHY that was tuned to their memory subsystem.”
The DDR PHY solution included a digital delay line (DLL) provided by True Circuits, Inc. The DLL generates the accurately-shifted clocks that are necessary to communicate with a DDR memory device. “By integrating our proven delay line into the DDR solution, Hifn was saved valuable design effort,” said Stephen Maneatis, CEO of True Circuits, Inc. True Circuits develops and markets a broad range of award-winning PLLs, DLLs and other mixed-signal hard macros for ICs for the semiconductor, systems and electronics industries. More info about True Circuits can be found on the web at www.truecircuits.com.
About Denali Software, Inc. 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 and 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. More information about Denali, its products and services is available at http://www.denali.com.