Cadence Expands Sigrity 2015 Technology Portfolio with New Products, a Key Feature Update and Flexible Licensing Options

· New Sigrity Parallel Computing 4-pack enables efficient product creation with 3X speedup in signoff-accurate PCB extraction

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), today announced an expanded Cadence® Sigrity technology portfolio with the Sigrity Parallel Computing 4-pack and the Sigrity System Explorer, an updated power-aware system signal integrity (SI) feature, as well as flexible purchasing options for PCB and IC Package design and analysis. The Sigrity technology portfolio enables product creation efficiency by increasing signoff-level PCB extraction accuracy.  

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"The Sigrity 2015 portfolio release of implementation-linked analysis solutions targets critical design goals for higher-speed and lower-power electronic products, especially relevant for mobile and Internet of Things markets," said Vinod Kariat, vice president of R&D, Custom IC and PCB Group at Cadence. "Designers can utilize our new features to enable LPDDR4 sign-off along with simple yet cost-effective licensing for both distributed processing speed-up and multiple tool access by designers with a breadth of application needs."

New Products

  • Sigrity Parallel Computing 4-pack is a license that allows designers to run parallel computing tasks across four additional computers, thereby accelerating product creation time and tripling the speed of PCB extraction of signoff-accurate interconnect models.
  • Sigrity System Explorer features general purpose topology exploration, enabling power-aware signal integrity and transient power integrity (PI) analysis across multiple fabrics.

Updated Key Feature

  • The power-aware system signal integrity (SI) feature now supports LPDDR4 analysis with full JEDEC compliance checking, including bit error rate analysis with high capacity channel simulation for memory interface.

Licensing Options
Cadence is also announcing several new product bundles, which provide flexible licensing options for small analysis teams with big analysis requirements. These bundles include:

  • Combined license for Allegro® Sigrity SI and Allegro Sigrity PI base products, when a single user is responsible for both SI and PI tasks.
  • Combined System SI license for both Serial Link and Parallel Bus analysis, when a single user is responsible for both memory interfaces and SerDes interfaces.

"Our collaboration with Cadence has allowed both engineering teams to develop tools that can improve our joint customers' product creation process. Working together, Cadence tools support the prototyping stage for our customers and provide a smooth transition to the test and measurement stage of product development," said Brian Reich, VP Performance Oscilloscopes, Tektronix.  "For example, in mobile memory, the Sigrity solution efficiently enables LPDDR4 designs through the prototype stage; while we provide our oscilloscope-based solution for electrical validation. Together, we help our joint customers accelerate their time-to-market."

About Cadence
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today's integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products, and services is available at

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