High-Quality, Configurable DDR PHY Deployed in Video Processing Chips For AV Receivers and Blu-ray Players
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 15,2009 -- Denali Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP), today announced that Anchor Bay, a leading supplier of video-processing semiconductors (ASICs) and systems, has successfully taped out its ABT2015 chip utilizing Denali's next-generation Databahn(TM) DDR PHY solution in 65-nanometer (nm) Common Platform(TM) process technology offered by IBM, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd., and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Denali's Databahn solution enabled Anchor Bay's developers to meet optimal performance design requirements in their high-volume SoCs for video processing semiconductor products that advancing the optimum home theater experience.
"The superior quality produced by our advanced video processing algorithms places high demands on the performance of the DDR interface," said Satish Iyengar, Director, Semiconductor Engineering at Anchor Bay. "Denali's Databahn DDR synthesizable PHY was configurable, high-quality and delivered what no other vendor could within our time-to-market constraints. Denali's demonstrated the industry's best expertise and customer support and their PHY solution helped address our performance and design requirements."
Anchor Bay's ABT2015 chip is ideally suited for video processing functions in A/V receivers, Blu-ray player recorders, and digital displays. The chip includes all of Anchor Bay's award winning Video Reference Series(TM) technologies, including PReP(TM) (Progressive ReProcessing), Precision Deinterlacing(TM) , Precision Video Scaling(TM), Mosquito Noise Reduction and Picture Enhancement. The ABT2015 supports HDMI 1.3 Deep Color and is pin-out compatible with the ABT2010.
Anchor Bay used Denali's DFI-compliant PHY with their own in-house memory controller, reducing the integration effort by using this industry standardized interface. Denali's Databahn DDR PHY product offers a powerful, feature-rich technology for creating and implementing DDR PHY without the need for custom layout services. The DDR-PHY provides a configurable platform for specifying the unique functional and physical PHY characteristics for a given customer application. This specification results in a custom synthesizable design and scripts for constraints and timing validation suitable for automated place and route implementation tools.
"Consumer SoCs require specialized DDR memory systems that must address performance, quality, and time-to-market," said Mike McKeon, director, PHY Technology for Denali. "The Databahn DDR PHY solution provides optimal configurability and quality while enabling flexible power management schemes for a variety of next-generation digital television and high-definition digital video applications. We are pleased to have been able to work with Anchor Bay and help them meet their aggressive time-to-market schedule."
About Databahn DDR PHY Solutions
Denali's Databahn DDR PHY is a complete solution ready to be integrated into SoCs and ASICs which interface with DDR memories. Each PHY is delivered to match the unique requirements of the customer's DDR application. The PHY is configurable for data width, ECC, low power, and many other options, and supports DDR1/2/3 and LP-DDR1/2 devices. For more info, visit: www.denali.com/dram.
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, USB, 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 Sunnyvale, 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.