Integration of DSP and memory controller cores already proven in silicon
IRVINE, Calif., September 25,2002 - 3DSP Corporation, the leader in configurable digital signal processor (DSP) architectures, announced that Denali Software, the leader in memory system design and verification, has joined its Masterpiece(tm) partnership program to provide customers extraordinary performance for their signal processing intensive applications. The partnership entails the configuration of Denali's Databahn memory controller cores with 3DSP's DSP cores. This integration has already been implemented in silicon with 3DSP's SP-5 core where it was configured for 32 or 64-bit access to DDR-SDRAM memory.
3DSP's cores, tools, application software and its DSP-Shuttle provide designers a comprehensive platform from which to quickly optimize DSP architecture for their target application. Denali's Databahn solution enables customers to configure a memory controller to match their exact application for the ASIC in order to achieve 100% bus utilization.
"Our relationship with Denali expands the benefits to our joint customers with proven IP and the extremely high data transfer rates that are needed for high-performance DSP applications," said Kan Lu, CTO at 3DSP. "The combination of Denali's memory controllers with 3DSP's DSP cores and DSP-Shuttle enables customers to design a very competitive, high-performance system solution."
3DSP's Masterpiece program is aimed at creating a network of complementary suppliers of DSP- or IP-related products and services to empower designers. The program aids in the development of leading edge system solutions with complete access to the latest and most thoroughly integrated technologies available on the market.
"Memory bandwidth is widely recognized as one of the primary performance bottlenecks for DSP applications," said Kevin Silver, vice-president of marketing for Denali. "We are very pleased to work with 3DSP to provide a memory solution that has been proven in silicon. Now, with solid experience in the 3DSP architecture, we look forward to assisting more joint customers in building high-performance, and highly differentiated memory systems."
Denali Software Inc. is the world's largest provider of comprehensive solutions for memory system selection, design, integration, and verification. Denali's Databahn(tm) product provides designers with the highest quality solution for producing memory controller cores for all of new and emerging DRAM memory technologies. Denali's MMAV(tm) product is the de facto industry standard for modeling and simulating memory during all phases of design and verification. Memory selection, memory controller configuration, and memory system performance analysis are supported through its 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 by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (650) 461-7200, or visit www.denali.com.
3DSP is a leader in implementing advanced digital signal processing solutions in silicon for embedded systems. The company offers the industry's only fully configurable DSP architecture, backed by a robust environment and application-based intellectual property to speed complex system-on-a-chip (SoC) implementations to silicon with first time success. 3DSP's capabilities are used by Internet, broadband, wireless and multimedia designers to implement next generation products.
For more information on the company and its products, visit www.3dsp.com or contact 3DSP headquarters at 16271 Laguna Canyon Rd., Irvine, CA 92618, phone: (949) 435-0600 fax: (949) 435-0700.
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