TI Goes with Hi-Speed USB On-The-Go IP from Mentor Graphics

8/28/2003 - Mentor Graphics Corp. announced the adoption of its Hi-Speed USB On-The-Go (OTG) Intellectual Property (IP) by Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN), the world leader in digital signal processing and analog technologies. Mentor Graphics® is the fastest growing provider of USB IP and, with its Hi-Speed OTG solution, is enabling the highest bandwidth connectivity in power- and performance-limited portable devices.

"We selected Mentor Graphics as our OTG provider since they have a history of delivering high quality IP solutions and are committed to industry standards and certification," according to Dave Pahl, general manager, Digital Camera Products, Texas Instruments. "As a result, this reduces our risk in delivering quality products to our customers, knowing that the IP cores have been pre-tested and directly validated against the standard."

The OTG supplement to the USB 2.0 specification provides portable devices, such as mobile phones, PDAs, digital cameras and MP3 audio players with a cost-effective way of communicating without the need of a host PC. OTG-enabled devices can connect directly to each other in order to share data as well as to support the connection of traditional peripheral devices, such as keyboards, printers and even speakers.

A Proven Record of Certification
Mentor Graphics is a leader in USB IP, ensuring that the IP is compliant by creating reference designs that are validated against the standard just like any other USB product. Failure to provide pre-certified IP solutions, or relying on other customer designs to prove certification, could require weeks or months of extra effort in order to meet the proper level of compliance to the industry standard. Mentor Graphics, however, provides pre-tested, certified IP cores that ensure its customers of a smooth certification process for their designs.

"Our cores are widely used by many leading companies and we have a proven track record of successful silicon implementations. Our customers leverage our considerable engineering efforts in certification to reduce their risk of failure," said Michael Kaskowitz, general manager of the Intellectual Property Division of Mentor Graphics. "We will continue to lead the development of standards-compliant communication cores, with USB OTG as a critical focus."

The Mentor Graphics Inventra USB Hi-Speed Dual-Role Controller (MUSBHDRC)
The InventraTM MUSBHDRC is a synthesizable, dual-role USB controller macrocell that supports both host and peripheral functions in a single core. The major product features include:

The Inventra MUSBHDRC core is designed to respect the power requirements of portable devices. All Inventra USB cores are delivered to the highest quality standards and are available in Verilog and VHDL, with full testbench and documentation. For more information on Mentor Graphics IP cores, please visit: www.mentor.com/inventra.

About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and Analog technologies to meet our customers' real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company's businesses include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries. Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN. More information is located on the World Wide Web at www.ti.com

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 $650 million and employs approximately 3,500 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. World Wide Web site: www.mentor.com.

Mentor Graphics is a registered trademark and Inventra is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation.

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