Models simplify integration of new SyncFlash memory technology for system designers
Palo Alto, CA – June 18, 2002 - Denali Software, Inc., the leader in memory system design and verification, today announced the availability of high-performance simulation models for recently announced second-generation SyncFlash® memory devices now shipping in sample quantity. These devices simplify and enhance the performance of low-power and embedded applications by allowing DRAM and Flash memory to reside on the same high-speed bus and execute from a single, standard SDRAM memory controller. The earlier availability of Denali simulation models enabled system engineers under NDA to design their applications to take advantage of the SyncFlash memory ahead of silicon. Newly public SyncFlash memory models are now available at http://www.eMemory.com/Micron-SyncFlash.
Silicon cost and time-to-market pressures make it critical for system design engineers to model the various elements of their system in software, then run extensive simulations to verify the design's correctness before committing to silicon production. To do so, designers need early access to highly accurate simulation models of the devices to be used in the system. To address anticipated designer interest, the SyncFlash memory models were developed with Denali's SOMA™ modeling technology and made available privately to select design teams months ago. These models are now available to the general public.
"Customers are always looking to reduce development cycle times," said Kevin Widmer, Micron Technology's Director of SyncFlash Marketing. "By working with Denali, we provide our customers advanced access to dependable models so they may quickly and accurately integrate our high-performance SyncFlash memory into their designs."
"Products for the highly competitive low-power consumer and embedded applications are increasingly dependent on the newest memory technologies," says David Lin, Vice President of Applications Engineering of Denali. "Our close work with companies such as Micron Technology means designers will have early access to new memory devices, like SyncFlash, and that the highest-quality simulation models are available. From early on, we've experienced strong interest in the SyncFlash device, and to date, we've had over 80 downloads of the SyncFlash models from our website."
Denali created the XML-based SOMA language in 1996 to capture all the unique characteristics--timing, features, and functionality--of any particular memory. Working with every major worldwide memory vendor, Denali has characterized all commercially available memory product offerings as well as unannounced products in SOMA files. Currently over 4000 SOMA models are made available on memory vendor websites and Denali's own www.ememory.com. Used in conjunction with Denali's de-facto industry standard MMAV (Memory Modeler, Advanced Verification) design tool, SOMA memory models are interoperable with over 20 electronic design automation (EDA) design and verification tools.
About Denali Software, Inc.
Denali Software Inc. is the world's largest provider of comprehensive solutions for memory system selection, design, integration, and verification. Denali enables memory selection and memory processor configuration through its dedicated online infrastructure at eMemory.com. More than 400 companies worldwide use Denali's tools, technology, and services to efficiently integrate new memory technologies into complex system designs for communication, consumer, and computer products. For more information, contact Denali at www.denali.com, or call (650) 461-7200.
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