We saw the other day that Cadence was being aggressive with the memory controller IP from their Denali side. They’re actually trying to create a wider-scoped solution by providing a PCB package that ties in well with their DDR3 memory controller IP.
DDR memory timing is simply nuts, and board layout is critical. Everything matters. So the DDR3 Design-in kit contains the memory controller I/O and IC package model, timing/duration model, connector model, memory model, DIMM topology, and electrical constraints for the controller and memory.
While it ties in well with their DDR3 controller IP, it’s modular enough to detach that and still be of use with someone else’s controller IP.
More info in their Allegro press release…