|Eureka Delivers IP Cores for Cypress's Delta39K CPLDs
SDRAM Controller and PCI Cores Target High-Speed Communications
SAN JOSE, California...April 4, 2001 - Cypress Semiconductor (NYSE: CY)
and Eureka Technology today announced that Eureka has delivered to the
Cypress IP Oasis program two intellectual property (IP) cores for the
Cypress Delta39K family of complex programmable logic devices
(CPLDs). Optimized Eureka netlists for Cypress Delta39K programmable
devices will simplify the CPLDs' integration into system designs,
dramatically accelerating time-to-market for applications in the
high-growth data communications, telecommunications, computation
and consumer markets.
The EP520 SDRAM controller core and EC125 32-bit PCI Target core,
both available in netlist and RTL source code formats, are the first
cores delivered under a partnership agreement announced in the last
quarter of 2000. The cores are optimized for use in Cypress's HDL-based
Warp design tool, which integrates graphical capture,
synthesis, fitting, simulation, and advanced design analysis capabilities.
"Cypress's Delta39K is the first true high-density CPLD family to offer
IP, and the Eureka cores support our strategy to provide our customers
with a complete solution," said Geoff Charubin, Cypress director of
marketing. "Our customers in the communications arena usually have small
windows of opportunity to deliver systems, and robust support for the
Delta39K and its unique architecture minimizes design complexity and
"These cores are the first in a series that Eureka will bring to
Cypress's IP Oasis program, reinforcing our strategy to support programmable
devices with silicon-proven and production-proven IP cores," said Simon Lau,
president of Eureka Technology. "As Eureka continues to add to the growing
library of pre-qualified offerings for the Delta39K devices, designers can
shift their focus from tactical, gate-level issues to broader design issues."
The EP520 SDRAM controller core is a fully-programmable, zero-wait-state,
SDRAM control interface that supports multiple external memory banks for
standard SDRAM devices (PC100/133 SDRAM DIMM and discrete SDRAM chips) ranging
in density from 16 to 256 Mbits. The controller core supports programmable
access timing parameters, programmable burst length and automatic refresh
generation with user-defined refresh intervals.
The EC125 PCI Target core is a flexible, highly efficient, 32-bit PCI interface
to back-end user applications. It supports PCI-specification 2.1 and 2.2
protocols. Its flexible back-end bus simplifies integration with user logic.
The additional flexibility provided by zero-wait-state and user-inserted
wait-state burst-data transfers help maximize memory bandwidth. The core uses
a double data buffer design approach that minimizes design gate count while
achieving the highest possible data bandwidth.
The IP Oasis program was designed to be the primary portal for data
communications solutions built with IP/Cores and Cypress programmable logic
devices, such as the Delta39K family of CPLDs and the PSI family of
programmable PHYs. The IP/Cores are targeted at a variety of applications,
including backplanes, linecards, switches, routers, 3G basestations, VoIP
gateways, servers, mass storage equipment, interconnecting workstations,
and video-transmission equipment. The cores are available as netlists
optimized for use with Cypress's Warp development environment.
IP Oasis, located at http://www.cypress.com/pld/ipoasis,
allows users to view and select prequalified intellectual property
cores and directs visitors to the IP vendor's sites for licenses and
Cypress Delta39K Family of CPLDs
Cypress's 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 and 480 Kbits for the
200,000-gate Delta39K200 - 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
Licensing and Availability
The SDRAM controller and PCI Target cores for Cypress's line of
high-performance, Delta39K CPLDs are available for licensing directly through
Eureka Technology's Web site, located at http://www.eurekatech.com/partners/cypress.htm.
The PowerPC Suite of cores is scheduled to be introduced later this year,
including a PCI host bridge, PowerPC bus master, PowerPC bus slave, and
PowerPC bus arbiter. For more information on the Eureka cores portfolio,
please call (650)960-3800 or visit the Eureka Technology Web site
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/pld.
Cypress Semiconductor (NYSE: CY) 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).
More information about Cypress is accessible electronically on the company's
worldwide Web site at http://www.cypress.com
or by CD-ROM (call 1-800-858-1810).
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