Denali's Comprehensive DDR2/3 DRAM, Hardened PHY, and PCI Express Products Enable Netronome to Maximize Performance in Next-Generation Network Flow Processors
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- March 6, 2008 -- Denali Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP), today announced that Netronome Systems, Inc., has selected Denali's Databahn™ DDR memory controller IP, integrated DDR hard PHY, and PCI Express (PCIe) controller IP for their high-performance network processors. Netronome's next-generation high-end network flow processors enable manufacturers to accelerate application level processing in several Layer 2-7 markets including switching and routing, network security, broadband access, test and measurement and wireless markets. Denali's design controller IPs accelerate Netronome's designers' ability to design in DDR2/3 and PCIe, lower their integration risk, and speed their time-to-market for delivering their network processors in silicon.
"Working with a leading IP provider, such as Denali Software, who provides a comprehensive tailored data solution and verification environment, will helps us achieve our time-to-market goals in a cost-effective way," said Jim Finnegan, senior vice president of Engineering at Netronome Systems, Inc. "Our performance and configurability requirements were achievable with Denali's flexible DFI-compliant DDR2/3 controller, DDR2/3 PHY and PCIe 2.0 solutions. These subsystem components are important ingredients in our high-performance 65-nm Flow processor which provides unsurpassed L2-L7 processing capability for our customers."
The Databahn portfolio provides a comprehensive infrastructure for configuring, analyzing, and generating optimal controllers for any given application interface. The Databahn combination DDR3/DDR2 memory controllers and hardened PHY products achieve speeds up to 1600 Mbps. Together they offer a powerful, multi-port solution with configurable features and functionality to satisfy system performance requirements, significantly reducing integration and interoperability risks.
The Network Flow Processor (NFP) family is highly flexible and programmable with a high-performance parallel processing architecture for processing complex Layer 2-7 algorithms, deep packet inspection, encryption, PKI hardware acceleration, traffic management and forwarding at wire speed. The NFP multi-core architecture combines 40 multi-threaded microengines, each with 8 threads per microengine, optimized for packet processing.
"High-quality IP is essential to solving DDR2/3 memory system requirements and for incorporating PCIe 2.0 technology, especially when dealing with sophisticated and high-throughput applications," said Brian Gardner, vice president of IP products for Denali. "With our design IP products, which include support for the latest DDR2/3 and PCIe 2.0 specifications, we are providing customers with flexible, high-performance controller IP, reducing their design risks, and enabling seamless integration into their system environment. We also realize the importance of providing a complete IP solution that helps to ensure that Netronome will be able to meet aggressive schedules for their designs and we are pleased to be working with Netronome to achieve this."
About Databahn Solutions
Denali's Databahn DDR DRAM solutions ensure compatibility with all the latest high-speed memory technologies as the configuration process is tightly integrated with Denali's database of memory component specifications, including all the latest SDRAM, DDR1, DDR2, DDR3, GDDR3, GDDR4, GDDR5 and LP-DDR1/2 devices from all major memory vendors and all vendor process nodes. Deliverables include: RTL and synthesis scripts, choice of silicon-independent DDR Soft PHY or silicon-specific DDR Hardened PHY with all common views, verification testbench, static timing analysis (STA) scripts, programmable register settings, and documentation. Databahn controllers are compliant with all the latest memory devices. For more information about Databahn DDR DRAM solutions, visit: http://www.denali.com/products/dram/.
Denali's Databahn PCI Express is a high-quality design IP product that reduces risk and speeds time-to-market for deploying PCI Express interfaces in silicon. The Databahn PCIe core has been implemented in production silicon and successfully deployed in several leading OEM server products as well as extensively tested with all major chipsets and motherboards. The Databahn PCIe core supports the latest PCI-SIG 2.0 specifications and has many customer tape outs. Find out more about Databahn PCIe solutions at: http://www.denali.com/products/pcie/.
About Netronome Systems
Netronome Systems develops high-performance network flow processing, deep packet inspection and application acceleration solutions for networking, communications and security appliance manufacturers and the IT organizations that use them. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with North American offices in Santa Clara, California and Boston, Massachusetts, Netronome has international operations in Centurion, South Africa; Cambridge, United Kingdom; Shenzhen and Hong Kong, China; and Penang, Malaysia. To learn more about the company and its products, please visit www.netronome.com or call +1 877 NETRO A-Z (+1 877 638 7629).
About Denali Software
Denali Software, Inc. is a world-leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and semiconductor 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 Sunnvale, California and has offices around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about Denali, its products and services is available at www.denali.com.