Rambus and Denali Sign License Agreement; Denali Integrates Rambus' Memory Controller IP into Databahn Denali to provide first commercial tool for generating custom RDRAM memory subsystems
Palo Alto, CA -- April 16, 2001 --Denali Software, Inc. today announced an agreement with Rambus, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMBS). Under the terms of the agreement, Denali will integrate Rambus' RDRAM memory controller intellectual property (IP) into Databahn, an online tool for generating high-performance memory subsystems. Denali will also maintain, extend, and deliver the controller IP to RDRAM customers.
"With this agreement, we're giving system designers a time to market advantage for integrating RDRAM memory subsystems," said Steve Chen, vice president of Rambus. "With their commitment to memory subsystem design and verification, Denali is a perfect partner for Rambus."
The availability of a configurable RDRAM memory controller will simplify the design-in process for system designers. For the first time, designers can use an online interface to specify their memory subsystem requirements and instantly generate the optimal memory controller IP for their system. While online, designers use Databahn to configure many features of their RDRAM memory subsystem, including command queue depth, address mapping, memory bank management, and automatic initialization. Databahn links to Denali's memory component database at www.eMemory.com to ensure compatibility with actual RDRAM memory devices.
"The industry desperately needs a way to design-in new high-performance memory technology," said Sanjay Srivastava, president and CEO of Denali. "With this agreement, we deliver exactly that an infrastructure that speeds the adoption of Rambus RDRAM."
"This is a great step forward for the industry," said Tom Quinn, vice president of marketing at Samsung Semiconductor in San Jose, Calif. "The relationship between Denali and Rambus will simplify life for the design engineer, greatly speeding the penetration of RDRAM into the marketplace. Everyone will benefit."
With Denali delivering a configurable, intelligent RDRAM controller, system designers gain a significant time-to-market advantage in implementing RDRAM memory subsystems. Databahn optimizes the data access to and from RDRAM memory, so designers can quickly achieve the performance benefits offered by the RDRAM memory technology. Databahn ultimately speeds the process for creating and implementing high-performance RDRAM memory subsystems.
"As a long-time customer of both Rambus and Denali, I think this is a fantastic partnership for both companies," said Scott Taylor, a senior engineer for Compaq's Alpha processor verification group. "Rambus gains a widely accepted interface to its memory technology through Denali's modeling and design tools. Denali gains the advantage of a close working relationship with an industry leader in next-generation memory design. The customer can't lose with this arrangement!"
Databahn is a tool for generating high-performance memory subsystem IP. Databahn speeds SoC design by providing designers with a web-based interface for specifying system requirements and selecting memory subsystem options. Using this information, Databahn automatically configures synthesizable RTL for the memory controller, along with synthesis scripts, a performance analysis, and sample test benches. Databahn is targeted at high-performance memory controller design, and currently supports RDRAM, DDR-SDRAM, and FCRAM, memory technologies.
Denali Software, Inc. is the world's leading provider of comprehensive solutions for memory subsystem modeling, design and verification. Denali delivers its extensive database of memory models, powerful design verification software and memory system IP through its dedicated platform, eMemory.com. Over 3000 designers worldwide use Denali's tools, technology and services to efficiently integrate new memory technologies into complex system designs for communication, consumer, and computer products. Denali is located at 644 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA. For more information, contact Denali at www.denalisoft.com or call 650 325-7241.
For Release April 16, 2001
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