Mezoe Joins Forces with Synopsys to Deliver Complete and Easy-to-Integrate Qualified Bluetooth

9/17/2002 - Mezoe announced that it has collaborated with Synopsys, the technology leader for integrated circuit design, as part of the DesignWare® Star IP Program to provide a complete BluetoothTM hardware and software solution. Mezoe will provide the software development environment and source code for the upper layers of its pre-qualified BlueStack®: protocol software, its profile software, and application development toolkit called Interface ExpressTM. The Mezoe software, combined with the Synopsys DesignWare BlueIQ Core and Bluetooth Development Kit, provides designers with complete interoperability and ease of integration for Bluetooth applications.

The introduction to the Star IP Program follows close collaboration between Mezoe and Synopsys to deliver the recently qualified Synopsys DesignWare BlueIQ Core. The DesignWare BlueIQ Core enables customers to incorporate a Bluetooth baseband controller and link manager as an intelligent integrated subsystem into new or existing silicon designs. To enable this, Mezoe has licensed to Synopsys its Link Manager software that is already used in the majority of qualified Bluetooth designs. Working in close cooperation with the Synopsys design team, Mezoe developed the integrated control software for the baseband controller in just eight months. "Mezoe’s Bluetooth software combined with our DesignWare BlueIQ Core and Bluetooth Development Kit provides developers with a qualified, easy-to-use solution to cost-effectively add Bluetooth connectivity into their products," said Phil Dworsky, director of marketing and applications, IP & Systems Group at Synopsys. "Mezoe is the first company to offer software through our Star IP Program, which currently includes processor cores from leading players such as Infineon, MIPS, and NEC that can be used to host Mezoe’s Bluetooth software."

Paul Williams, Operations Manager at Mezoe, commented, "The combination of the Synopsys BlueIQ Core and Mezoe’s higher layer software provides a complete and fast-to-market solution for customers wanting to incorporate Bluetooth into new or existing designs. Our software is now available to developers who want to make their own silicon rather than rely on commercial chip sets. We see this as enabling a whole new era of Bluetooth market growth."

About Synopsys
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), headquartered in Mountain View, California, creates leading EDA tools for the global electronics market. The company delivers advanced design technologies and solutions to developers of complex integrated circuits, electronic systems and systems on a chip. Synopsys also provides consulting and support services to simplify the overall IC design process and accelerate time to market for its customers.

About Mezoe
Mezoe provides the development tools that let companies bring the benefits of wireless technologies to their products and subsequently to their customers in a cost-effective way. Its management and engineering teams offer significant experience in the wireless communications arena, averaging 21 years in both software development and product engineering. This knowledge helps them to reduce time-to-market, risk and cost for those seeking the benefits of wireless communications.

Mezoe's product range includes protocol stacks, reference designs, development tools and the knowledge transfer necessary to make it as easy as possible to use today’s and tomorrow’s wireless technologies. Initial products are clustered around Bluetooth, the short-range wireless communications technology that supports both voice and data connections. Mezoe’s approach allows companies to develop better product, quicker, cheaper and with reduced risk. Mezoe is a division of Cambridge Consultants Limited (CCL), who are an associate member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).

Synopsys and DesignWare are registered trademarks of Synopsys, Inc. Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. USA and used by Cambridge Consultants Limited Synopsys under license.

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