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Netronome's Network Flow Processor Utilizes Denali's Suite of PCI Express 2.0 Products for Virtualized Servers and Network Equipment

High-Quality PCI Express 2.0 Controller IP Core and Verification IP Speeds Netronome's High-Performance, Power Efficient, Network Processor Time-to-Market

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Denali Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP), today announced that Netronome Systems has deployed Denali Databahn(TM) PCI Express (PCIe) design cores, MMAV(TM) and PureSpec(TM) verification IP, which support the latest PCIe I/O virtualization (IOV) specifications from the PCI-SIG, in designing their new, high-performance Network Flow Processor NFP-3240, targeting unified computing architectures. Netronome's architects and engineers used Denali's Databahn IP cores, MMAV and PureSpec verification IP products to accelerate the design and verification of this processor, and speed overall deployment of PCI Express technology.

"To scale network performance to 10Gbps and beyond, the NFP-3240 offers a fully compliant PCIe v2.0 implementation including SR-IOV with 256 queues for network I/O co-processing in heterogeneous IA/x86 designs. When faced with the important decision as to which IP vendor has the most reputable and silicon-proven PCI Express IP, Denali Software was the preferred vendor that met our critical high throughput and feature requirements," states Jim Finnegan, senior vice-president of silicon engineering at Netronome. "We rely on Denali's high-quality, interoperable design and verification IP solutions and excellent customer support to meet the PCIe 2.0 and IOV specifications, our product development timeframes, and achieve a competitive advantage."

Netronome's NFP-3240 provides intelligent packet processing in a power-efficient design, and is targeted for designers of communications equipment whose network processing requirements extend beyond simple forwarding. The high-performance NFP is powered by 40 multi-threaded programmable networking cores, and runs at 1.4 GHz to deliver over 56 billion instructions per second and 320 hardware threads that optimize memory utilization, allowing for 1800 instructions per packet at 30 million packets per second. This enables 20Gbps of L2-L7 deep packet processing with line-rate security and I/O virtualization for millions of simultaneous flows. The NFP is also power efficient, operating at only 15 to 35 watts, and delivering over 1.84 BIPS, more than double the efficiency of any similar products.

"As the leading provider of IP solutions for PCIe and IOV technology, we continually strive to provide high-quality and configurable PCIe interface IP solutions for our customers, such as Netronome, to reduce their design risk and enable them to develop complex chips on schedule," remarks David Lin, vice president of Marketing for Denali Software. "We value Netronome's confidence in Denali and are pleased that our design and verification IP products sped their design time and that their performance goals were met."

About Databahn PCI Express Solutions

Denali's Databahn PCIe cores and PureSpec verification IP software for PCI Express provide full support of the Address Translation Service specification, Single-Root I/OV, including physical and virtual function (VF) configuration spaces, VF Alternate Routing-ID, and Functional Level Reset (FLR) capabilities. For more info about Databahn and PureSpec, visit www.denali.com/products/.

Denali Software

Denali Software, Inc. is a world-leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP) for system-on-chip (SoC) design and verification. Denali delivers the industry's most trusted solutions for deploying USB, PCI Express, NAND Flash and DDR DRAM subsystems. Developers use Denali's EDA, IP and services to reduce risk and speed time-to-market for electronic system and chip design. Denali is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and has offices around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about Denali, its products and services is available at www.denali.com.

Denali and Denali Software are registered trademarks of Denali Software, Inc. Databahn, MMAV, and PureSpec are trademarks of Denali Software, Inc. All other trademarks are of their respective owners.

    Editorial contact:

    Pierre Golde
    Denali Software, Inc.
    (408) 743-4262
    [email protected]

SOURCE Denali Software, Inc.

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