SAN JOSE, Calif.-- Tality Corp., a design subsidiary of Cadence Design Systems Inc., here today announced plans to co-develop third-generation (3G) handsets and other products with intellectual-property (IP) core supplier Sirius Communications NV.
Under the agreement, Tality will incorporate Sirius' line of baseband chip cores into its 3G design services. The two companies aim to accelerate the design cycle for 3G wireless multimedia information devices, such as smart phones, PDAs, and other products.
Based in Rotselaar, Belgium, Sirius recently rolled out an IP core line designed for use in wideband code-division multiple access (W-CDMA) applications. Dubbed the CDMAx, the core is based on ARM Ltd.'s line of ARM7TDMI RISC processors.
"The emerging market for 3G devices is one of Tality's key focus areas," said Brent Hudson, vice president and general manager of Tality's Wireless and Multimedia Design Group. "CDMAx, in combination with our proprietary technology, design solutions and expertise enables us to offer customers leading-edge solutions in this critical market."
"Tality's strength in baseband and (radio-frequency) design will provide our customers with an accelerated path to market for their next-generation 3G products based on the CDMAx technology," stated Kristoffel Mulier, director of sales and marketing for Sirius Communications.