|Cypress Expands IP Oasis Program by Partnering with Eureka Technology
Eureka Technology IP Cores Will Be Optimized for Use With Warp Design Tool
SAN JOSE, California...November 20, 2000 - Cypress Semiconductor (NYSE: CY)
and Eureka Technology today announced an agreement that would make Eureka
Technology intellectual property (IP) cores available for licensing
as optimized netlists for use in the Cypress Delta39K family of complex
programmable logic devices (CPLDs). Optimized Eureka netlists for Cypress
Delta39K programmable devices will further simplify the integration
of the CPLDs into system designs and dramatically accelerate time-to-market
for applications in the high-growth data communications, telecommunications,
computation and consumer markets.
Providing flexibility and time-to-market advantages, programmable logic devices
(PLDs) have emerged as viable, cost-effective alternatives to FPGAs.
The complexity, integration and functionality of today's PLDs allow
designers to place entire digital subsystems on a single device. In
addition, designers can make key system changes late in the development
cycle, avoiding costly and time-consuming silicon re-spins.
The Eureka IP cores targeted to Cypress CPLDs, with corresponding netlists,
will be optimized for use in Cypress's HDL based Warp design
tool. Warp is a design solution that integrates graphical capture,
simulation, synthesis, and management, replacing the traditional multi-vendor,
multi-tool approach to programmable logic device design.
"Developing partnerships with IP vendors like Eureka Technology allows our customers
to take full advantage of the Delta39K architecture in a short amount
of time, enabling them to meet the narrow market windows in the communications
arena," said Geoff Charubin, Cypress director of marketing. "The Delta39K
family is the first CPLD to offer IP, and the Eureka netlists will move
us further along in our strategy to provide our customers with a total
"This partnership with Cypress Semiconductor reinforces our strategy to support
programmable devices with silicon-proven and production-proven IP cores,"
said Simon Lau, president of Eureka Technology. "Eureka's IP cores will
add to the growing library of pre-qualified offerings for the Delta39K
devices, freeing designers to focus on broader design issues."
The IP Oasis site was designed to be the primary portal for IP cores targeted
at Cypress's Delta39K CPLDs. The cores will be available as optimized
netlists. Located at http://www.cypress.com/pld/ipoasis,
IP Oasis allows users to view and select prequalified intellectual property
cores and directs visitors to the IP Vendor's site for license and download.
This collaboration results in a complete CPLD solution.
Cypress Delta39K Family of CPLDs
Cypress's new Delta39K CPLDs offer up to 350,000 usable gates, approximately ten
times the size of today's largest CPLD. The family offers more embedded
memory - 240 Kbits for the 100,000-gate Delta39K100 - than any other
programmable logic device, including even the largest field-programmable
gate arrays (FPGAs). Delta39K is also the first programmable logic device
to embed First-In First-Out (FIFO) control and dual-port memory arbitration
logic into each specialty memory block. This significantly reduces the
logic required, increases the system performance, and speeds the design
cycle of any application utilizing FIFO or dual-port memory.
Licensing and Availability
Eureka IP cores for Cypress's line of high-performance CPLDs are available
for licensing directly from Eureka Technology. The netlists of the available
cores are validated and can be used in the Warp design tool.
The first two cores will be available by the end of 2000:
EP520 SDRAM Controller - Designed to tranfer data between industry-standard
SDRAMs or PC100/133 SDRAM DIMMs of various sizes, this controller performs
SDRAM read and write accesses based on user requests. It links multiple
SDRAM subsystems with a user interface.
EP525 Pipeline SDRAM Controller - A high-performance controller
designed to transfer data between industry-standard SDRAMs and user
interface at very high data rate. Its pipeline feature allows the user
to overlap address phase with data phase of different transfers. Multiple
rows in the SDRAM can be opened to eliminate Row-to-Column access delay.
Other cores are scheduled to be introduced in 2001, including a DMA controller,
PCI host bridge, PCI bus arbiter, PCI master/target, PCI target, PowerPC
bus master, PowerPC bus slave, PowerPC to PCI host bridge, and PowerPC
bus arbiter. For more information on the Eureka core portfolio, please
call (650)960-3800 or visit the Eureka Technology Web site (http://www.eurekatech.com)
or Cypress's IP Oasis Web site (http://www.cypress.com/pld/ipoasis).
For more information on Cypress CPLDs, customers can call (800)858-1810
in the U.S. or (408)943-2600, or visit http://www.cypress.com.
Cypress Semiconductor is "Driving the Communications Revolution" by providing
high-performance integrated circuit solutions to fast-growing markets,
including data communications, telecommunications, computation, consumer
products, and industrial control. With a focus on emerging communications
applications, Cypress's product portfolios include networking-optimized
and micropower static RAMs; high-bandwidth multi-port and FIFO memories;
high-density programmable logic devices; timing technology for PCs and
other digital systems; and controllers for Universal Serial Bus (USB).
Its shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
CY. More information about Cypress is accessible electronically on the
company's worldwide Web site at http://www.cypress.com
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About Eureka Technology
Eureka Technology is a leading intellectual property (IP) provider for PLD
and ASIC designers. The company offers a wide range of silicon-proved
system core logic functions and peripheral functions for systems based
on PCI bus, PowerPC, ARM, or SH2-4 CPUs. These IP cores are designed
to improve the design time-to-market delay, eliminate design risks,
and reduce development costs. Founded in 1993, the company has a strong
customer base in the United States, Japan and Europe. For more information
about the company, please visit the Web site at http://www.eurekatech.com
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