Kanagawa, Japan – June 3, 2013 – Ricoh Company Ltd., a global leader in imaging devices and industry products, today announced that they have entered a licensing agreement with Vayavya Labs Pvt. Ltd. for using DDGen to accelerate development of device drivers. DDGen generates device drivers for different operating systems from a formal specification of the peripheral’s programming specification. Ricoh will be using DDGen for different peripherals present in their products – including USB host/device controllers, network controller, flash memory devices, etc. The licensing engagement follows a positive recommendation from an earlier study by Ricoh that looked into various aspects of the DDGen methodology – including quality of the generated code. Naoya Morita, Embedded Platform Development Department at Ricoh Company, Ltd., said, “As a system provider, we would like to have every IP be ready to be incorporated into the systems. In order to establish such state, it is essential to have a tool like DDGen, which enables us to automatically generate device drivers based on data such as IP-XACT (with extensions), and to manage all IPs with IP-XACT. We have been searching some tools like DDGen to cut down cost, time and effort while meeting the time-to-market demands. We are encouraged by the early results shown by DDGen.” RK Patil, Vayavya Labs CEO said, “As programmable IPs in SoC design increase by numbers and complexity, the delivery of embedded software as part of the system becomes a bottleneck. With proliferation of multiple embedded operating systems, SoC firms face the challenge of delivery for device drivers and multiple BSPs. An automation tool like DDGen can help in bringing productivity improvements by 10x for device drivers and BSP. We are happy to see a major Embedded Platform vendor like Ricoh endorsing the tools benefits.”
About Ricoh Company Ltd.
Ricoh Company, Ltd., is a global leader in sophisticated office solution. Products include copiers, multifunctional and other printers, facsimiles, duplicators and related consumables and services, as well as digital cameras and advanced electronic devices. Ricoh is rapidly building a solid presence worldwide as a provider of comprehensive solutions that help customers enhance their office productivity and revolutionize their workflow. For more details about Ricoh and its products visit http://www.ricoh.co.jp/.
About Vayavya Labs Pvt Ltd.
Vayavya Labs Pvt. Ltd. a privately held and Indian Angel Network (IAN) venture funded Electronic System Designs Tools Company. The company re-defines the HardwareSoftware co-design methodology to drive down the TIME, EFFORT and COSTS involved in SoC/ASIC roll-out. Vayavya Labs delivers a high level formal set of design specifications and automation tools that help in bridging the Hardware-Software design flows. Founded in 2006, Vayavya Labs serves the global SoC and Embedded system design firms with its two development centers in India and sales offices in Japan and USA. For more details about the company and its products visit http://www.vayavyalabs.com/.