Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) said it has announced that a production proven host controller intellectual property for USB 3.0 has been added to the Cadence IP offering.
The Cadence USB 3.0 xHCI host controller IP was originally developed by Fresco Logic, a global fabless semiconductor company that develops and markets advanced connectivity solutions. This design IP is used as part of a recommended peripheral development kit for compliance testing by the USB Implementers Forum.
Now licensed by Cadence, the USB 3.0 xHCI host controller is being offered as fully supported semiconductor IP as part of Cadence´s complete USB IP and VIP solution. Cadence also has an agreement with Fresco Logic to license the next generation of this host controller IP supporting the USB 3.1 protocol.
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.