Cadence Announces Complete, Silicon-Proven LPDDR5 IP Solution

Complete LPDDR5 IP Solution Includes Cadence PHY, Controller and
Verification IP

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced early
availability of the complete, silicon-proven Cadence® Denali®
Gen2 IP for LPDDR5/4/4X in TSMC’s 7nm FinFET process technology.
Offering up to 1.5X faster bandwidth than the fastest speed of LPDDR4
and LPDDR4X, the LPDDR5 standard enables high bandwidth with low power
consumption, making it well suited for mobile computing, AI, IoT,
cryptocurrency mining and automotive applications. The Cadence LPDDR5 IP
solution consists of PHY, controller and Verification IP (VIP). For more
information, please visit

Cadence’s first offering in the LPDDR5 design IP product line supports
the pre-release LPDDR5 standard and LPDDR4/4X devices to allow maximum
flexibility for end products with a range of performance/cost targets
and long production runs. Because it is a single-vendor solution, the
new Cadence LPDDR5 IP reduces integration challenges between the PHY,
controller and the rest of the SoC. Cadence deploys proven design
techniques that reuse technology from Cadence’s silicon-proven DDR
designs, lowering customers’ risk when implementing LPDDR5 IP. The
Cadence LPDDR5/4/4X controller is based on the industry-leading Denali
DDR controller, and customers benefit from a full set of popular
features for memory interfaces, such as support for Arm® AMBA®
AXI buses and reliability features like in-line error correcting codes.

“Cadence’s demonstration of LPDDR5 design IP that is silicon proven in
TSMC 7nm FinFET process technology enables many future chips that will
embrace the LPDDR5 technology,” said Suk Lee, senior director of Design
Infrastructure Management Division at TSMC. “TSMC’s 7nm process
technology continues to be the 7nm process of choice for advanced
designs, including mobile and automotive applications that LPDDR5
primarily focuses on.”

“Modern automotive and mobile applications require fast memory access to
keep up with the rapid pace of industry innovation,” said Francisco
Socal, senior product manager, Architecture and Technology Group at Arm.
“The announcement of LPDDR5 design IP supporting AMBA protocols
underscores our ongoing collaboration with Cadence and enables the
ecosystem to deliver next-generation Arm-based processors uniquely
designed for client and automotive applications.”

“Our LPDDR5 design IP in TSMC’s 7nm process technology is fully
operational with available LPDDR5 modules,” said Amjad Qureshi,
corporate vice president, R&D, design IP at Cadence. “Following our
first-to-market LPDDR4, LPDDR4X, DDR5 and GDDR6 announcements, Cadence
continues to execute on our strategy of being first to silicon with the
most advanced memory technology interface IP. Cadence’s collaboration
with leading DRAM providers enhances compatibility between customers’
SoCs and memory devices. Customers also benefit from Cadence’s
single-vendor solution and silicon-proven design techniques leveraged
through multiple generations of DDR/LPDDR designs, which together reduce
customers’ interoperability risk and accelerate chip integration time.”


Cadence LPDDR5 IP is available now for customer engagements. Design
files are ready for select customers to begin integration work with
confidence that the Cadence LPDDR5 IP will work as intended in its

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Design Enablement strategy helps customers develop differentiated
products—from chips to boards to systems—in mobile, consumer, cloud
datacenter, automotive, aerospace, IoT, industrial and other market
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