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Media Alert: Cadence to Showcase Signal Integrity Solutions for System-Level, Power-Aware Multi-Gigabit Interface Compliance at DesignCon 2016
Demos to include latest PCIe 4.0 multi-link and multi-protocol PHY addressing requirements of datacenter, server and storage markets

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced plans to exhibit its latest Sigrity™ signal analysis and power integrity technologies for system-level, power-aware multi-gigabit interface compliance during this year's DesignCon at booth 515 from January 19 to 21, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif.

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Cadence also plans to demonstrate the latest multi-link and multi-protocol PHY for PCI Express® (PCIe®) 4.0 to address the requirements of the datacenter, server and storage markets. This next-generation PHY provides the flexibility of mixing networking protocols with a single macro and offers long reach and high-power efficiency for green datacenters.

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The following demonstrations are scheduled for the show:

  • Constraint-driven power integrity design and analysis featuring decoupling capacitor (decap) placement guidance and design rule check (DRC) markers located where IR drop is not within pre-defined specifications
  • Power-aware memory interface design and analysis of the latest DDR and LPDDR interfaces
  • Multi-gigabit serial link design and analysis featuring compliance tests for PCIe, MIPI and USB
  • PCIe 4.0 multi-link and multi-protocol PHY to address requirements of the datacenter, server and storage markets

In addition, experts from Cadence are scheduled to deliver several speaking sessions to discuss new developments in these technologies and how they can help solve today's signal integrity challenges. The Cadence® speaking sessions planned are:

  • Panel: Reducing Noise in Power Distribution Networks on Time and in Budget: Tuesday, January 19, 4:45pm6:00pm, Sam Chitwood, product engineer
  • Access to 3D Electromagnetic (EM) Simulation—For Those Who Care and Those Who Couldn't Care Less: Wednesday, January 20, 1:45pm2:25pm, Brad Brim, product engineering architect
  • Learn How to Turn Simulation into Reality for PAM4 Analysis: Wednesday, January 20, 2:50pm3:30pm, Ken Willis, product engineering director
  • Panel: Needs and Capabilities for Modeling of Capacitor Derating: Wednesday, January 20, 3:45pm5:00pm, Sam Chitwood, product engineer and Brad Brim, product engineering architect
  • Novel Power Integrity (PI) Flow Driven Using Powertree for Easier Data Visualization and Automation: Thursday, January 21, 10:15am10:55am, Mike Kang, senior staff engineer; Sam Chitwood, product engineer; Dennis Nagle, product engineering architect; Jingping Zhang, engineering R&D group director; and Dingru Xiao, product engineer
    Block-Level Modeling-Based Power and Signal Integrity Performance Optimization of Integrated Core and Memory System: Thursday, January 21, 11:05am11:45am, Zhen Mu, principal engineer
  • Panel: Target Impedance and Rogue Waves: Thursday, January 21, 3:45pm5:00pm, Brad Brim, product engineering architect

January 19 – 21, 2016

Booth 515 at DesignCon 2016
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara

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