LSI Logic Licenses Sand Microelectronics' IEEE-1394 Serial Bus Technology
MILPITAS, Calif., (July 28, 1997--PRNewswire) -- Continuing its successfulrelationship with Sand Microelectronics, today LSI Logic announced a secondlicensing relationship. Sand Microelectronics will provide LSI Logic with therights to use its IEEE-1394 Serial Bus intellectual property. LSI Logic willadd its analog/mixed-signal expertise to create a family of CoreWare(R)Library products for system-on-a-chip designs.
This license agreement enables LSI Logic to support the rapidly expandingmarket for highly integrated silicon designs supporting "The 1394 consumerfriendly" serial connectivity standard between computers and consumerelectronic appliances. Applications driving high performance IEEE 1394 SerialBus interface include personal computers, workstations, hard disk drives,digital cameras, set-top boxes, multifunction peripherals, DVD, networkcomputers, and digital satellite receivers.
Working with Sand Microelectronics, LSI Logic will provide, within itsCoreWare library, the fundamental building blocks of the IEEE 1394 Link Layerand mixed signal Physical Layer 400-Mbps technology. "We are very excitedabout this joint IP development with Sand as it enables LSI Logic to enter themarkets quickly with cores that meet the latest requirements of the IEEEstandard and Microsoft's Plug arid Play design specification for 1394," saidKaren O'Connell, director for interconnect technology of LSI Logic.
Anand Naidu, president of Sand Microelectronics, commented, "Sand'songoing relationship with LSI Logic, the world's leader and pioneer insystem-on-a-chip design, supports our strategy of helping ASIC designers meettheir time-to-market goals for products using popular connectivity standardcores. Combining our IEEE 1394-based serial bus cores with LSI Logic'sCoreWare methodology and mixed-signal capabilities, makes it easier and fasterfor LSI Logic's customers to bring these products to market."
The IEEE 1394 cores from LSI Logic will be created initially in theG11(TM), 0.18-micron CMOS process and these cores will be announced later thisyear. The LSI Logic CoreWare methodology program provides the complexbuilding blocks, proven design methodology and application support necessaryto build a complete system on a chip, uniquely optimized for the targetapplication. Late last year, LSI Logic and Sand Microelectronics announced alicense agreement covering the addition of Sand's Universal Serial Bus coresto the LSI Logic CoreWare libraries, and deliveries of these cores havealready started.
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