SAN FRANCISCO Denali Software Inc. Monday (May 23) introduced a data-subsystem intellectual property (IP) product for DRAM, flash memory and hard disk drive interfaces.
The product, known as Dataplex, is designed to provide chip designers with access to a single IP solution that controls off-chip storage devices and optimizes the dataflow from these devices to systems-on-chip (SoC).
Denali (Palo Alto, Calif.) said Dataplex provides application-specific configurability, advanced features and proven performance. Dataplex supports several SoC bus interfaces and provides multi-port arbitration for optimal system-level data access, according to the company. Dataplex also uses Denali's Databahn IP technology to provide component-level configurability, which the company said effectively insulates SoC designers from fast-changing protocols and details associated with interfaces such as Serial ATA, flash and double data rate (DDR) memory.
In a statement, Brian Gardner, Denali's director of IP product marketing, said customers view this data-subsystem IP as a critical piece of the SoC design puzzle. "Until now, no one has been able to provide a configurable, high-quality solution that bridges the gap between off-chip data storage and the needs of the system design as a whole," he said. "By integrating the control of these various storage interfaces, we're able to offer value in data flow optimization, design quality, configurability and overall cost of ownership."