Cadence Announces Availability of Industry's First Design IP and Verification IP for Ethernet-Based Automotive Connectivity

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SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 27, 2012) - Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced the immediate availability of the industry's first Automotive Ethernet Design IP and Verification IP (VIP) for the latest Automotive Ethernet Controllers. The standards-based Design IP and VIP support the latest Automotive Ethernet extensions as defined by the OPEN Alliance Special Interest Group (SIG). Together, both IP help speed today's newest automotive requirements to market, including improvements to in-vehicle safety, comfort, and infotainment as well as reductions in network complexity and cabling costs. Implementation of these new capabilities is made faster and easier by the Cadence® Media Access Controller (MAC) Design IP and VIP for Ethernet-based automotive connectivity.

The automotive industry is trending towards Ethernet for in-vehicle networking based on IEEE standards driven by the OPEN Alliance SIG to develop a simpler and more powerful Automotive Electrical/Electronic Architecture. Ethernet for in-vehicle networking provides a cost effective cabling solution for the Automotive Industry with low-weight, unshielded twisted pair cable.

"Car manufacturers are starting to deploy Automotive Ethernet over unshielded twisted pair cabling inside the vehicles. Therefore it is important for the industry that companies like Cadence provide Design and Verification IP that will enable the ecosystem to develop Ethernet-based products for in-vehicle communication," said Ian Riches, Director Global Automotive Practice, at Strategy Analytics.

The Cadence MAC Design IP speeds development of automotive Ethernet-based integrated circuits. In addition, Cadence Ethernet VIP customers can automate complex conformance tests of the Automotive Ethernet protocol and take advantage of advanced verification methodologies. Cadence VIP significantly shortens the overall testbench development time resulting in increased verification productivity.

"The introduction of Ethernet for in-vehicle networking delivers revolutionary benefits to automotive connectivity relative to the costly, low performance and proprietary technology previously used," said Martin Lund, Senior Vice President, SOC Realization Group, Cadence. "With our new IP and VIP offering, customers can more easily implement the latest automotive requirements and create advanced Ethernet-based products for in-vehicle communication."

Cadence is a market leader in silicon-proven Ethernet IP solutions, with more than 12 years of expertise in delivering, and supporting high-quality Ethernet IP. Cadence Ethernet IP is UNH-tested and silicon-proven in many high-volume commercial products. Leveraging membership and participation in the OPEN Alliance SIG and IEEE 802.3 and 802.1 standards community, Cadence continues to upgrade its IP solution to give customers the highest confidence in their Ethernet solutions.

More details on Cadence Design IP here
http://staging2.cadence.com/solutions/dip/Pages/Default.aspx

More details on Cadence Design VIP here
http://www.cadence.com/products/fv/verification_ip/Pages/ethernet.aspx

Cadence is a member of the OPEN Alliance (One-Pair Ether-Net) Special Interest Group (SIG), established to drive wide-scale adoption of Ethernet-based automotive connectivity. www.opensig.org

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, automotive electronics 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 www.cadence.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Andrea Huse
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
ahuse@cadence.com
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