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CSR taps Virage Logic's IP for next-gen Bluetooth devices

Posted: 30 Apr 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:IP? Bluetooth? Virage CSR?

CSR has picked Virage Logic Corp.'s semiconductor intellectual property (IP) to enable its next-generation Bluetooth solutions. CSR will use Virage Logic's Area, Speed and Power (ASAP) Memory, Self-Test and Repair (STAR) Memory and STAR Yield Accelerator products for design of its BlueCore and UniFi product lines.

"Our wireless IC designs demand efficiencies in power consumption, silicon area utilization and yield, and our commitment to product quality obligates the highest test and repair coverage available," said Nick Salter, vice president, IC Integration, CSR. "Virage Logic's silicon proven memory IP portfolio allows us the flexibility to perform tradeoffs between test time, area, and state-of-the-art diagnostics resulting in optimized product implementations. With Virage Logic, we avoid potential delays associated with memory functionality and yield, particularly on new silicon processes."

CSR has also adopted Virage Logic's yield enhancement and silicon debugging toolsSTAR Yield Acceleratorto effectively bridge the gap between design and manufacturing disciplines and maximize yield.

"We are very pleased to be selected as the trusted IP partner for a market-leading company like CSR, whose ICs are integrated into the majority of Bluetooth devices on the market today," said Brani Buric, vice president, product marketing and strategic foundry relationships, Virage Logic. "With this partnership, Virage Logic's IP solutions will provide CSR with critical design and manufacturing advantages as they extend their market dominance through a new generation of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi devices."

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