SiSoft Rolls Out Low-Cost Signal Integrity Analysis Kit for the Intel IXP2800 Network Processor

9/16/2003

SiSoft Rolls Out Low-Cost Signal Integrity Analysis Kit for the Intel IXP2800 Network Processor

Intel Developer Forum, San Jose, CA - September 16, 2003 - Signal Integrity Software, Inc. (SiSoft), an EDA software and consulting services company, announces shipment of its new SiAuditor™ IXDP2800 development platform analysis kit. The analysis kit can shave months off of the development cycle by providing customers with a complete pre-layout analysis and post-layout verification environment for the Intel® IXDP2800 development platform.

SiSoft's analysis kit targets customers who are using the Intel IXP2800 network processors to develop their new products. It provides customers with everything they need to analyze the IXP2800 QDR, SPI-4, LVTTL, and Slow Port interfaces for signal integrity, crosstalk, and timing. In addition to the interface topologies, the analysis kit includes IBIS and timing models, which allow customers to quickly explore and analyze alternate design configurations.

SiSoft's President and CTO, Barry Katz said, "Many companies are beginning to realize that traditional signal integrity tools and methodologies are no longer sufficient to deal with today's high-speed ASIC and interface technologies. The composite effects of signal integrity and timing must be accurately modeled to predict system-level noise and timing margins. SiAuditor provides the industry's first fully integrated signal integrity and timing analysis environment, which provides unparalleled accuracy in predicting system-level noise and timing margins."

"Higher operating frequencies and fast edge-rates can seriously degrade system noise and timing margins," said Katz. "To combat these issues, companies are often forced to over design their hardware or reduce system performance to ensure that system-level margins are met. SiSoft's low cost analysis kit addresses these critical high-speed and timing issues for customers using Intel's IXP2800 network processors."

"SiSoft's analysis kit can provide our customers with an efficient way to effectively analyze new board designs when using our high performance IXP2800 network processor," said Doug Davis, general manager, Intel Network Processor Division. "SiSoft's SiAuditor product provides an environment for analyzing the integrated effects of signal integrity, timing, and crosstalk on system performance."

Barry Katz stated, "SiSoft has been providing Quick Turn Signal Integrity (QTSI) analysis services to a number of Intel's IXP2800 customers since June, 2003. The IXDP2800 analysis kit is the next logical step in supporting Intel's IXP2800 network processors. It leverages all of the analysis work that SiSoft performed on Intel's IXDP2800 development system. SiSoft is committed to providing Intel's IXP2800 customers with the most advanced system-level signal integrity and timing solution available."

About Signal Integrity Software, Inc.
Signal Integrity Software, Inc. is a leading provider of signal integrity products and expert consulting services for high-speed system-level interconnect design and analysis. SiSoft's industry leading signal integrity and timing analysis product, SiAuditor, provides rigorous core-to-core signal integrity and timing analysis that allows the effects of I/O buffers, packages, and boards to be accurately modeled. SiAuditor includes the industry's most rigorous waveform and eye diagram processing available with a common environment for pre-/post-layout analysis. SiAuditor provides unprecedented accuracy in predicting system-level noise and timing margins. SiSoft's consultants specialize in signal integrity design and analysis of IC interfaces and electronic interconnects, including model development, I/O buffer characterization, package design and analysis, and single/multi-board system-level interconnect analysis. For more information about availability and pricing, contact sales@sisoft.com.  

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