HP Imaging and Printing Designs Rely on Denali for DDR Memory

8/28/2003 - Denali Software, Inc., the leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (SIP) and electronic design automation (EDA) tools for chip interface design and verification, announced an agreement with HP to provide configurable memory controller cores and memory modeling solutions for the design and verification of chips used in HP’s imaging and printing products.

Denali now provides HP design teams with DatabahnTM memory controller cores, which are used in HP designed chips to interface with double-data-rate (DDR) memory devices. The cores are configurable and programmable to deliver optimal memory data transfers to match the requirements for various end product designs from HP. The deal also provides HP with Denali’s MMAVTM product for modeling and simulating the interactions between the HP chips and external memory devices for design verification and performance analysis.

"Denali has demonstrated expertise in their ability to deliver high-quality IP and EDA tools for memory system development," said Jim Nottingham, section manager, HP Imaging and Printing group. "We’ve gone to silicon with a number of chips that use the Databahn memory controllers for interfacing with DDR memory devices. These solutions from Denali speed our development efforts and allow us to focus on innovative designs for imaging and printing products."

"HP is the commanding leader in a very competitive market—their ability to consistently deliver the right mix of technology and value is very impressive," said Mark Gogolewski, CTO, Denali Software, Inc. "Memory systems play a critical role in these applications. We’ve supported HP with memory controllers and memory modeling products for several years. Working with HP in this broader scope underscores our commitment to delivering the highest quality solutions for memory system design and verification."

About Databahn Memory Controller Cores
Licensed by over 35 leading semiconductor and system companies, Databahn is the industry leading memory controller IP solution. Databahn memory controller cores are configurable for a wide range of performance and power requirements, as well as ASIC interfaces. To ensure compatibility with all the latest high-speed memory technologies, the configuration process is tightly integrated with Denali's database of memory component specifications, including all the latest DDRII-SDRAM, DDR-SDRAM, FCRAM, RLDRAM, and DDR/QDR-SRAM devices. Deliverables include: RTL and synthesis scripts, verification testbench, static timing analysis (STA) scripts, programmable register settings, and documentation. The silicon-proven Databahn IP is library independent and covers solutions from .18-micron to .08-micron technologies, and DRAM device frequencies from 100-400MHz (200-800MHz data rate). Databahn memory controller cores are available for customer evaluation at: www.denali.com/databahn

About Denali Software, Inc.
Denali Software Inc. is the world's leading provider of EDA tools and Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) solutions for chip interface design, integration, and verification. PureSpec is the industry leading solution for verifying compliance and interoperability for PCI Express designs. Denali's Databahn memory controller cores are licensed for use in over 80 chips and provide designers with the highest quality solution for interfacing with all new and emerging high-performance memory technologies. Denali's MMAV 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 Denali's online infrastructure at eMemory.com. More than 400 companies worldwide use Denali's tools, technology, and services to design and verify complex chip interfaces for communication, consumer, and computer products. For more information, please visit Denali at www.denali.com or contact Denali directly at: 650-461-7200, or email: info@denali.com

Denali, the Denali logo, Databahn, eMemory, MMAV, and PureSpec are trademarks of Denali Software, Inc., all rights reserved. PCI Express is a trademark of PCI-SIG.

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