Mentor Graphics Provides Critical USB IP Core for InfoStream Mobile Internet Platform from Parthus Technologies
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2001 - Mentor Graphics Corporation, leader in standards-based intellectual property (IP) solutions and services, today announced that it has licensed the Inventra[tm] USB Function Controller to Parthus® Technologies for use in the company's InfoStream mobile communications platform. The USB controller from Mentor Graphics® will be part of a highly integrated system-on-chip platform targeted for use in next-generation wireless Internet devices, including 3G smartphones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and mobile-multimedia devices.
"In developing our Infostream platform, we sought IP partners who could deliver best-in-class IP cores that have had demonstrated industry success," said Pat O'Connor, technical director for Parthus. "Mentor Graphics is recognized as a leading supplier of USB controllers and their IP core proved easy to integrate into our platform design. The company also provided the necessary engineering support to guarantee that the integration worked at first-pass."
"Companies are wary about turning to an unknown IP vendor for their critical system building blocks," said Dr. Susheel Chandra, general manager of the Mentor Graphics, Inventra Intellectual Property division. "Mentor Graphics is a proven silicon IP vendor with over one hundred customers who have successfully integrated our leading-edge cores. In the era of platform-based design where Parthus is forging ahead, the levels of IP core integration are unprecedented. It is of the utmost importance that companies be provided with the cores and support to ensure that their designs work with minimal integration issues."
The Mentor Graphics USB Controller Family
According to Gartner Dataquest, Mentor Graphics is rated the leading broad line supplier of reusable soft-core solutions and services. The Inventra USB cores perform packet encoding, decoding and error checking functions, shielding the user from the details of USB transfer operations. Inventra USB cores are delivered to the highest standards and are available in Verilog and VHDL, with full testbench and documentation. Firmware is also available for application developers. For more information, please visit www.mentor.com/inventra.
About Mentor Graphics Corporation
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of more than $600 million and employs approximately 2,975 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777; Silicon Valley headquarters are located at 1001 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, California 95131-2314. World Wide Web site: www.mentor.com.
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