11/17/2005 - Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) announced that Hitachi Communication Technologies, Ltd., a worldwide leader of information and communication system-related products, has adopted the Cadence® Palladium® II for emulation and acceleration. The company chose Palladium II over competitive offerings because it directly addressed Hitachi Communication Technologies' specific needs. The Palladium II enables Hitachi's verification engineers to meet schedule demands while verifying their most complex designs. A key component of the Cadence Incisive® Enterprise family of verification solutions, the Palladium II system offers the capacity, flexibility, turnaround time, and performance levels needed to verify Hitachi Communication Technologies' chip sets for next-generation network products.
"We looked at several solutions on the market to address the exponential growth in our designs and the underlying verification needs," said Hideya Sato, CAD department manager in the Carrier Network Systems Division at Hitachi Communication Technologies. "Palladium II provides better run-time performance and much faster compile time compared to our previous FPGA-based emulation system. It also allows multiple software programmers and design and verification engineers to access the system simultaneously. It was simply the best solution on the market. We have seen much more than our return on investment."
The Palladium II accelerator/emulator supports full system verification by incorporating peripherals, embedded processors, multiple ASICs, embedded software, and real-world data. The Palladium II system delivers up to 10,000 times above the average simulation performance in emulation mode or when regression testing with an embedded testbench. This level of performance with the ability to service up to 32 users at once was exactly the type of world-class solution Hitachi Communication Technologies required.
"We are honored to be so closely partnered with Hitachi Communication Technologies," said Moshe Gavrielov, executive vice president and general manager of the Cadence Verification Division. "Hitachi Communication Technologies is consistently innovating and introducing new products to the communication market that require tight scrutiny of the overall design process including verification. We are glad they have chosen Palladium II to help them address their overall product delivery goals."
Cadence enables global electronic-design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today's integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software and hardware, methodologies, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, printed circuit boards and systems used in consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. Cadence reported 2004 revenues of approximately $1.2 billion, and has approximately 5,000 employees. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry.
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