Silverback Selects Denali Databahn Memory Controller Core

4/7/2004 - Denali Software Inc.'s popular DatabahnTM memory controller intellectual property (IP) has been implemented in the newest member of Silverback Systems' storage network access processor family, the iSNAP 2110. Databahn IP has also been used in an earlier design by Silverback Systems.

iSNAP allows networking storage equipment vendors to offer their customers increased value through lower power dissipation, higher performance and reduced design-in cost.

"This is our second product using Denali's Databahn memory controller IP. We are quite pleased with the quality, performance and verification expertise of the company and its products. When you factor in the reduced risk of going with silicon-proven IP and the increased ability to hit market windows, it makes their solution even more compelling," said Ari Cohen, vice president of hardware engineering and operations.

"Silverback Systems' iSNAP products are recognized for their high-performance, low-power, cost-effective advantages compared to all other competing alternatives," added Kevin Silver, Denali's vice president of marketing. "The company has been a key customer since the early days of Databahn."

Denali's Databahn memory controller core supports DDR1 (which is used by Silverback Systems), DDR2 and dual-mode DDR1&2 operation, and is licensed by more than 40 leading semiconductor and system companies for use in commercial chip designs. Databahn cores are library independent and cover solutions from .18-micron to .08-micron technologies, and support DRAM device frequencies from 100-400MHz (200-800MHz data rate).

About Denali Software, Inc.
Denali Software Inc. is the world's leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) solutions for chip interface design, integration, and verification. 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. Corporate headquarters are located at: 1850B Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, Calif. 94303. For more information, visit Denali at Or, contact Denali by phone at: (650) 461-7200, or email:

About Silverback Systems
Silverback Systems, Inc. designs, develops and markets iSNAPTM, storage network access processor product family, accelerating the adoption of IP storage networking. The company was founded in July 2000 and is based in Campbell, Calif., with a design center in Rochester, MN. Current investors are China Development Industrial Bank (CDIB), Excelsior Venture Partners III LLC, a private equity fund managed by U.S. Trust, Gemini Israel Fund, JP Morgan Partners, Newbury Ventures, and Pitango Venture Capital. More information can be found at

The Denali logo, Databahn, eMemory, MMAV, and PureSpec are trademarks of Denali Software Inc. iSNAP is a trademark of Silverback Systems, Inc.

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