Denali Announces World's Fastest ECC Solution for NAND Flash Systems

New Hardware Solution Boosts System Designer Productivity by Delivering Over 6x in Performance

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- MEMCON -- Denali Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP), today announced its next-generation high-speed BCH Error Correction Code (ECC) technology for NAND Flash memory, which delivers a significant order-of-magnitude performance improvement, while reducing silicon overhead and Bill of Materials (BoM) cost associated with NAND memory subsystems. The new technology, as part of Databahn(TM) memory controller IP product, is used by hardware engineers in deploying robust NAND Flash-based systems. The advanced solution addresses key issues associated with Single-Level Cell (SLC) and Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND and provides significant advantages for system boot applications.

Flash have become a primary storage medium for various consumer electronic devices, including personal media players, high-end cell phones, navigation devices, and Solid State Drives. Today's system developers require a comprehensive hardware and software solution that addresses all of the performance and reliability requirements for future flash devices utilizing smaller geometries and bit cells.

"System manufacturers face a huge challenge to integrate various NAND chips into their systems," states Nam Hyung Kim, director and principal analyst at iSuppli Corporation. "Therefore, flexible solutions and technologies, developed to speed up OEM's time-to-market and to save BOM costs effectively, represent a large market opportunity."

The new technology is an innovative layer built on top of a Bose, Ray-Chaudhuri, Hocquenghem (BCH) algorithm. As Flash has been utilized for the last few years, controller manufacturers have realized that the cost-related benefits of moving to multi-bit cells have come with inherent quality issues. To address these issues, Denali has teamed with several leading flash manufacturers to provide this superior technology.

A comprehensive overview of this new NAND flash solution will be presented by Robert Pierce, senior director of Flash Products at Denali Software during the 2:00pm presentation, "Hardware/Software Solutions for NAND Applications" at MemCon San Jose. MemCon San Jose, July 17-19, is the world's largest industry conference addressing business, market applications, and technology standards for semiconductor memory and storage. For more info about MemCon, the agenda and panels, visit

"With this new technology, Denali is addressing not only the silicon resource cost and performance needs of hardware designers developing mobile and consumer electronics," said Robert Pierce. "This solution is well suited for applications that need high-density memory, direct NAND boot with enhanced performance, superior quality and high reliability. We are providing a newly optimized Databahn NAND system solution which enables direct boot from SLC/MLC without having to complicate the boot process."

About Databahn Flash Controller IP

Databahn Flash controller IP is the optimal solution for developing NAND solutions. The architecture is fully configurable to address a wide range of requirements for silicon area, performance, power and device architectures. The Denali Flash memory controller is developed for ease-of-integration, performance and quality and for use in ASIC and FPGA platforms. The controller provides compiler options that allow for maximum flexibility such as bit widths, chip selects, buffering etc. The controller supports several power down options depending on system and chip-level requirements. For more information about Databahn NAND system solution, visit:

About 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 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 Palo Alto, California and has offices around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about Denali, its products and services is available at

Denali and Denali Software are registered trademarks of Denali Software, Inc. Databahn is a trademark of Denali Software, Inc. All other trademarks are of their respective owners.

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    Denali Software, Inc.
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