Mountain View, CA, USA: Synopsys recently signed an agreement to acquire the semiconductor IP assets of MOSAID Technologies. The latter is a developer and licensor of semiconductor intellectual property. Synopsys plans to integrate MOSAID’s double-data-rate (DDR) memory controller and PHY semiconductor IP products into its DesignWare IP portfolio.
DDR DRAM is a key component in many electronic systems manufactured today, from set-top boxes, high-definition TVs, video cameras, and printers to computing, networking, and communications equipment. With DDR2 DRAMs achieving speed grades up to 1067 Mbps and DDR3 DRAMs approaching 1600 Mbps, high-performance DDR interfaces become a critical factor in system performance.