DENALI UNVEILS ONFI 2.0 MEMORY CONTROLLER/VERIFICATION SUITES.Denali, Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., a world-leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA (1) (Electronic Design Automation) Using the computer to design, lay out, verify and simulate the performance of electronic circuits on a chip or printed circuit board. ) software and intellectual property (IP), has announced that its Databahn(TM) memory controller IP and MMAV(TM) simulation models for design and verification, now include comprehensive support for Open NAND Flash See flash memory. Interface (ONFi) 2.0 device technology. Denali's FlashPoint(TM) product, an end-to-end chip design platform for implementing memory sub-systems, also supports ONFi 2.0 device technology for PCI Express A high-speed peripheral interconnect from Intel introduced in 2002. Note that although sometimes abbreviated "PCX," PCI Express is not the same as "PCI-X" (see PCI-SIG and PCI-X for comparison). As a result of the confusion, "PCI-E" or "PCIe" is the accepted abbreviation. (PCIe) based Cache, and SSD See solid state disk. applications.
"We are very pleased to announce support for the ONFi 2.0 device technology with memory controller designs and high-quality simulation models," states Kevin Silver, vice president of Business Development at Denali Software Denali Software, Inc. is an American software company, based in Palo Alto, California. The company produces electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP) design cores for memory and other standard interfaces. . "Early availability of device models and memory controller products is consistent with our goal to speed the adoption of new memory technologies, and ultimately enable more efficient and high-performance memory subsystem design. The Flashpoint platform is a good example of how Denali's taking this value proposition one step further by providing customers with a complete chip design, an end-to-end solution (jargon) end-to-end solution - (E2ES) A term that suggests that the supplier of an application program or system will provide all the hardware and/or software components and resouces to meet the customer's requirement and no other supplier need be involved.
Compare: turn-key solution. for PCIe-based flash memory systems, and as in this case, leverages all the features and functionality of ONFi 2.0 devices."
"We are very pleased with the success of moving the ONFi 2.0 NAND Flash specification towards industry-wide support," said Amber Huffman, Principal Engineer, Storage Technologies Group at Intel, and Technical Architect within the ONFi working group. "Enabling technologies, such as Denali's commercial design and verification products, help to speed industry adoption of ONFi 2.0 devices in next-generation NAND (Not AND) A Boolean logic operation that is true if any single input is false. Two-input NAND gates are often used as the sole logic element on gate array chips, because all Boolean operations can be created from NAND gates. See flash memory. Flash-based end applications."
About MMAV 2008
Denali's MMAV product is the industry's de-facto standard solution for modeling and simulating memory for functional verification. MMAV has been used in thousands of designs to ensure correct and optimal behavior and timing between the system design and off-chip memory devices. MMAV utilizes a powerful and effective approach to modeling memory. MMAV 2008 support for ONFi 2.0 is available immediately. Additional MMAV 2008 information, including evaluation licenses, can be requested at: http://www.denali.com/mmav.
About Databahn Solutions
Denali's Databahn DDR DRAM solutions ensure compatibility with all the latest high-speed memory technologies as the configuration process is tightly integrated with Denali's database of memory component specifications, including all the latest SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM) A type of dynamic RAM (DRAM) memory chip that has been widely used since the late 1990s. SDRAM chips eliminated wait states by dividing the chip into two cell blocks and interleaving data between them. , DDR (Double Data Rate) Refers to an SDRAM memory chip that increases performance by doubling the effective data rate of the frontside bus. For more details, see SDRAM.
DDR - Double Data Rate Random Access Memory 1, DDR2, DDR3, and LP-DDR devices from all major memory vendors and all vendor process nodes. Deliverables include: RTL (Register Transfer Level) A high-level hardware description language (HDL) for defining digital circuits. The circuits are described as a collection of registers, Boolean equations, control logic such as "if-then-else" statements as well as complex event sequences; and synthesis scripts, choice of silicon-independent DDR Soft PHY See physical layer and physical. or silicon- specific DDR Hardened PHY with all common views, verification test bench, static timing analysis (STA) scripts, programmable register settings, documentation, I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output pads and packaging. Databahn controllers are compliant with all the latest memory devices.
For more information about Databahn DDR DRAM solutions, visit http://www.denali.com/dram.
The FlashPoint platform is a complete system design, providing a PCI Express (PCIe) interface to high-performance NAND Flash memory. The platform uses a unique design configuration engine that enables the system to be tuned for optimal performance with differentiating features for a range of products, including PC cache modules, solid state drives (SSD), and ExpressCard(TM) devices.
More information about the FlashPoint platform and its performance features can be accessed at: https://www.denali.com/en/products/platform_pcie.jsp.
Denali Software, Inc., is a world-leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP) for system-on-chip (SoC) design and verification. Denali delivers the industry's most trusted solutions for deploying PCI Express, NAND Flash and DDR DRAM subsystems. Developers use Denali's EDA, IP and services to reduce risk and speed time-to- market for electronic system and chip design. Denali is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and has offices around the world to serve the global electronics industry.
For more information, http://www.denali.com or call 408/743-4262.