Mentor Graphics, Philips Partner on USB Technology

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Wilsonville, Ore. — Mentor Graphics Corp. and Royal Philips Electronics have formed a technology collaboration to help their mutual customers implement Hi-Speed Universal Serial Bus (USB) in embedded applications.

With close cooperation and testing upfront, Philips semiconductor division and Mentor are working jointly to create USB 2.0-compliant combinations of transceivers and intellectual property (IP). Proven interoperability will help customers by reducing risk, shortening development times, and lowering overall system development costs. Representing the first results of this collaboration, Philips used the Mentor Graphics proven USB IP Reference Platform to achieve compliance certification of the Philips UTMI Transceiver, the ISP1503.

Mentor Graphics offers a wide range of USB products covering USB low, full and Hi-Speed function controllers, USB On-The-Go controllers, host controllers, and transceivers. The USB products provide an efficient implementation in both gate count and system performance, coded to high standards and thoroughly verified by simulation and hardware prototypes. Mentor's USB products are closely supported by a team of knowledgeable designers with many years of combined experience in IP development for USB. The company offers extensive knowledge of USB implementation, system integration, application development and compliance testing, providing a considerable talent pool to help partners with their own designs.

Philips offers a broad USB semiconductor portfolio comprising more than 70 products, including transceivers, devices and hosts for USB 1.1, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed and USB On-The-Go.

Royal Philips Electronics is one of the world's biggest electronics companies and Europe's largest, with sales of US $30.1 billion in 2002. For more information, visit

Mentor Graphics Corp. is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. For more information, visit



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