SiSoft’s Quantum Channel Designer Named DesignCon 2009 DesignVision Award Finalist


SiSoft’s Quantum Channel Designer Named
DesignCon 2009 DesignVision Award Finalist

Maynard, MA – January 15, 2009 - Signal Integrity Software, Inc. (SiSoft™) today announced that Quantum Channel Designer ™ (QCD), their latest serial link analysis product for system-level design and analysis of serial links up to 20 Gbps, has been selected as a finalist for a Design Vision Award at DesignCon 2009. Quantum Channel Designer made the shortlist for the award in the area of System Modeling and Simulation Tools. The finalists were selected by the DesignCon 2009 Technical Program Committee, consisting of industry experts in the semiconductor and electronic design engineering community. The IEC will announce winners on Tuesday, February 3 at 11:50, in the Main Theater at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

"The interest surrounding the DesignVision Awards and DesignCon conveys the importance of electronic design innovations today. We are extremely proud to honor the individuals and companies committed to advancing the electronic design and semiconductor industry,” stated IEC President John Janowiak. “We must also thank the judges for analyzing the exemplary submissions received this year.”

“We’re honored to be nominated for this award”, said Barry Katz, President and CTO of SiSoft, “Multi-Gigabit serial links present new requirements for simulation capacity and accuracy that traditional simulation tools can’t meet. Quantum Channel Designer combines advanced simulation techniques with a graphic user interface and superior automation to place advanced analysis in the hands of the System Designer. Quantum Channel Designer is the first dedicated serial link analysis tool that can be used by both System Designers and dedicated Signal Integrity Specialists.”

SiSoft representatives will be demonstrating Quantum Channel Designer on the show floor at DesignCon in Santa Clara. Exhibition hours are from 12:30PM to 6:30PM on both Tuesday and Wednesday, February 3-4. If you are unable to attend DesignCon 2009 and would like additional information, please email or call me at (978) 461-0449, x15.
About SiSoft™
SiSoft™ is the leading provider of integrated signal integrity and timing solutions for high-speed digital system design. SiSoft's latest product, Quantum Channel Designer™ (QCD), is a dedicated, system-level design and analysis environment for serial links up to 20 Gbps. QCD incorporates the latest frequency-domain, time-domain and statistical techniques to simulate the combined behavior of the passive channel and SerDes IP. Designers capture designs graphically, and then experiment with different physical layout and equalization strategies to predict how design tradeoffs affect operating margins and link Bit Error Rate (BER). Standards-based (IBIS-AMI) SerDes IP models provide the accuracy and performance required to meet the needs of serial link design.

SiSoft’s Quantum-SI™ products allow users to rapidly determine interface operating margins and achieve High-Speed Timing Closure™, providing unprecedented accuracy in predicting system-level noise and timing margins. Quantum-SI Interface Analysis Kits are pre-configured analysis setups for popular interface standards, such as DDR2 and DDR3, which encapsulate both interface architectures and design requirements to accelerate the high-speed design process.

SiSoft’s consulting services organization uses Quantum Channel Designer and Quantum-SI tools to provide advanced high-speed consulting services including IBIS model development, package design/analysis and system-level interconnect analysis -- ensuring that SiSoft’s signal integrity tools remain at the forefront of high-speed design.

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