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TALITY DEBUTS SUITE FOR RAPID BLUETOOTH SYSTEM DESIGN.

Tality Corporation, San Jose, Calif., a subsidiary of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CDN), has introduced a complete suite of licensable Bluetooth application profiles. The profiles have been ported to Tality's upper protocol stack to form a comprehensive Bluetooth software design solution. In addition, Tality announced availability of a software debug and test environment for their Bluetooth upper protocol stack. The combination of the application profiles and upper stack, supported by the debug environment, significantly reduces the time to develop and deliver a Bluetooth system.

Bluetooth application profiles - specified by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group - define a subset of the Bluetooth protocol for particular services and use-cases. The interoperability of two Bluetooth systems is guaranteed if each conforms to the same profile specification. The application profiles enable designers with no expertise in the operation of the Bluetooth protocol to develop applications software for Bluetooth systems. Prior to the availability of application profiles, a greater custom software development and porting effort was required, adding as much as six months to design time. Consequently, application profiles speed not only system design, but also the proliferation of the Bluetooth standard itself.

The application profiles immediately available from Tality include Generic Access Profile, Service Discovery Application Profile, Intercom Profile, Serial Port Profile, Generic Object Exchange Profile, Object Push Profile, File Transfer Profile, Dial-Up Networking Profile and Headset Profile. Tality expects to release over the coming months the Synchronization Profile, the Cordless Telephony Profile, Fax Profile, and LAN Access Profile. Deliverables include software architecture and design documentation, API definition, full source code, test purposes and test scripts, among others.

"The development of our application profiles draws heavily on the design expertise that we have accumulated in over 30 Bluetooth-enabled system and chip designs and on our expertise in demonstrating interoperability at Bluetooth SIG UnPlugFests," said Simon Jones, Director of Tality's Bluetooth Business Group. "They also leverage our broader design expertise in systems such as cellular handsets, information appliances and cordless telephony, to name but a few. These application profiles thus encapsulate our Bluetooth and broader design expertise in the form of licensable software, affording our customers a major time to market advantage."

Tality's PC-hosted Bluetooth debug and test environment speeds the debug of system designs that utilize Tality's upper protocol stack and any available extensions, such as application profiles. The environment monitors stack activity - in both free-running and single-step modes - and traces responses back to their command line stimuli, with associated parameters. Moreover, multiple external applications may simultaneously use the debug environment as a service provider, utilizing the environment's simple interfaces for commands and data.

TALITY AND BLUETOOTH

Tality is a market leader in providing engineering services to companies developing systems with the emerging Bluetooth technology. Tality also develops intellectual property for use in customer designs, and licenses it to customers designing Bluetooth systems themselves. Tality has been a member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group since 1998. It is one of only five adopter members invited by the promoters to join the Radio1 Improvement Subgroup, which is chartered with making significant enhancements to the Bluetooth 1.x specification.

ABOUT TALITY

Tality Corporation, formerly the Electronic Design Services group of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CDN), was launched as a separate company in October 2000. With more than 1,100 engineers located in 14 design sites worldwide, Tality is the world's largest independent provider of engineering services and intellectual property for the design of complex electronic systems and integrated circuits. Tality is headquartered at 555 River Oaks Parkway, Building #3, San Jose, California, 95134.

For more information, visit http://www.tality.com or call 408/944-7955.
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