Mentor Graphics and Genesys Logic Deliver Integrated USB 2.0 Intellectual Property Solution

11/26/2002 - Mentor Graphics and Genesys Logic announced a technology collaboration for an integrated physical layer (PHY) and controller solution for Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0-compliant applications. This collaboration provides Mentor Graphics® customers with a silicon-proven solution that includes high-speed function-to-host connectivity, On-The-Go (OTG) support for function-to-function communication, with a fully integrated PHY.

"Our cores are already proven in silicon and have undergone full compliance testing, saving customers considerable time in coding and verification, as well as reducing the risk of failure due to incorrect interpretation of the standard," said Michael Kaskowitz, general manager of the Intellectual Property Division of Mentor Graphics. "Our roadmap is to continue to lead the development of standards-compliant cores that provide our customers with a significant time-to-market advantage."

The Mentor Graphics and Genesys Logic offering delivers an area-efficient solution that is well suited for the highly integrated chips used in consumer products such as digital cameras, MP3 players, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and storage devices. The USB solution complies with all the latest standards and Mentor Graphics is one of only a few intellectual property (IP) companies that test the compliance of their own cores. The knowledge base gained from this rigorous testing discipline -- software, hardware, integration, verification and compliance -- allows Mentor Graphics to provide unparalleled support to customers all the way through their design cycle.

"Genesys Logic was involved in designing USB 2.0 technologies before the specification was finalized," said Forster Shih, President and CEO from Genesys Logic. "This early work has paid dividends and our products are now in mass production, receiving favorable recognition from a number of systems developers. This collaboration with Mentor Graphics is a win for our customers as it provides them with a pre-verified, off-the-shelf solution that can easily and quickly integrate into future products."

The GL800 USB 2.0 physical layer transceiver from Genesys Logic integrates high-speed, mixed-signal circuitry to serve as the interface between the high performance USB controller and the 16-bit SIE bus. The USB 2.0 Transceiver Macrocell Interface (UTMI)-compliant transceiver handles the low level USB protocol and signaling, which includes features such as data serialization and de-serialization, bit stuffing, and clock recovery and synchronization. This combination of the Mentor Graphics controller with the Genesys PHY provides a powerful solution for cost-sensitive consumer products by integrating both functions into a single chip.

About Genesys Logic
Genesys Logic, Inc.(GLI) is a fabless semiconductor company serving the fast growing, high-speed wired communications market. The company develops some of the most complex DSP and mixed-signal technologies that allow computers and peripherals to talk to each other, and to connect across the globe.

About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation 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 about $600 million and employs approximately 3,700 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.

Mentor Graphics is a registered trademark of Mentor Graphics.

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