The Silicon Creations Multi-Protocol SERDES PMA was a key building block for Microchip Technology’s PolarFire® FPGA lineup. The SERDES is used on hundreds of FPGA design wins and counting. This enables PCIe, 10GbE, DisplayPort and JESD204B amongst other protocols to be supported by the PolarFire FPGA.
Suresh Menon, Vice President
Silicon Creations have provided Picocom with excellent support for our integration of their IP into our 5G small cell SoC. They have been highly responsive, and importantly are skilled enough to express a reasoned opinion about difficult design problems as they arise.
Will Robbins, VP Silicon
As the leading fabless ASIC company, Alchip values our partnership with Silicon Creations as the provider of PLL and LVDS IP that are critical to the first-time silicon success we’re achieving at TSMC's leading edge process nodes. Their attention to detail and their dedication to delivering outstanding quality are crucial to our 5nm and 3nm IP platform solutions.
Peter Teng, VP Operations
Cadence’s DDR PHYs support customers in the industry’s most advanced nodes, helping to bring down the power of computation. Silicon Creations has been an innovative and reliable collaborator in this effort, providing PLLs and clocking solutions for these DDR systems.
Marc Greenberg, Product Marketing Group Director
Silicon Creations have provided us with excellent support and supplied the PLL for several of our test chips across a range of process technologies. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with the team in future.
Steve Labram, Principal Portfolio Manager
OpenFive has been delighted to build custom ASICs and differentiated SoC IPs in advanced nodes using PLL and SerDes IPs from Silicon Creations. They consistently go beyond the call of duty and proactively help us resolve complex challenges with our customers seeking solutions that benefit all parties. We see a great partner in Silicon Creations team and we are always very comfortable when their IP is chosen in a solution whether it is a testchip or a mass production ASIC.
Mohit Gupta, VP:SOC IP
When seeking third party IP suppliers for our new Synergy IoT platform silicon at Renesas we spoke to a number of IP vendors. We found Silicon Creations’ honesty refreshing and their proposed PLL IP offerings met our needs well. After a year of chip design we’ve found them the single best IP vendor to work with, clearly beating over 10 other vendors. They have delivered on all of their promises and delighted our design team with their candid and efficient support and error-free design kits. I will be happy to work with them again.
Andreas Papaliolios, Director, IoT Silicon Technology, Architecture, and Design
Silicon Creations was diligent in providing high quality verified PHY intellectual property on schedule, and provided critical signal integrity and integration support enabling Microsemi to deliver PolarFire [FPGA] silicon that met or exceeded target specifications on performance and power consumption.
Lyle Smith, Vice President of Product Development Engineering
Microsemi SoC BU
Silicon Creations' IP gave us the highest level of satisfaction in terms of schedule, price and performance. In particular, the technical support and discussions through direct visits to our office were impressive. In conclusion, we were able to develop excellent performance products using the Silicon Creations' Fractional-PLL IP. We highly recommend using Silicon Creations' IPs for your successful project.
Kwang-hee LEE, Marketing Senior Manager
ABOV Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
I highly recommend Silicon Creations PLL’s for SoC designs. Here at ARM our process coverage is second to none and we make close to 30 test chips per year at all of the major fabs and process nodes. When a Silicon Creations PLL is available we have successfully used it for 40nm to 16nm nodes and at multiple fabs. The quality of Silicon Creations deliverables is excellent and when we need it, their support is prompt and spot on. Thanks to Silicon Creations we have many successful test chips and we will continue using their PLL’s in our future test chips.
Dan Hillman, Director Engineering, Physical IP
We licensed a Core-Voltage Fractional-N PLL and Spread Spectrum modulator circuit from Silicon Creations in 2013. Although our V-by-One® HS, which has the dominant share of the worldwide 4K television market, is a low EMI interface in principal, it was improved by using Silicon Creations' IP. Throughout our project, Silicon Creations provided excellent support to ensure the PLL was properly integrated into our design to ensure first silicon success.
Kazuhisa Sasaki, General Manager, Development Department
THine Electronics, Inc.
Silicon Creations supplied Ceragon Networks with a XAUI transceiver and system PLL that achieved first pass success in the Ceragon system, beating the standards with high margins. The project went according to plan, from the beginning of project through delivery of IP views, integration, and testing. We found Silicon Creations to be very responsive and eager to support and educate us about their IP in a very open way. Silicon Creations designs robust low-jitter SERDES and PLLs along with providing excellent support.
Roy Sofer, VP Digital Solution
At KDPOF we had a project that required both a PLL and a Serdes block. Silicon Creations provided both IP in the process we needed within the time scales that we required. Silicon Creations has also given very good support throughout the design process including design reviews at different stages of the design. We will use them again and can highly recommend them to others.
Carlos Pardo, CEO
We selected Silicon Creations to provide us with a SerDes for the Associative Memory chip we plan to use in the next generation detector in the Large Hadron Collider in CERN. Silicon Creations support was prompt and their IP works as claimed. The link in our chip has proven robust – our Bit Error Rate testing implies an error rate better than 10E-21 at 2Gbps, easily sufficient for our purposes (Next generation associative memory devices for the FTK tracking processor of the ATLAS experiment).
Alberto Annovi, Project Leader
CERN Fast Tracker Processor
Tehuti selected Silicon Creations to supply a compact, ultra-low jitter PLL to replace an off-chip precision clock source. Silicon Creations worked with us to ensure their IP was safely integrated and the PLL has met our requirements on first silicon. The PLL’s excellent performance will enable us to save significant system costs. We are very happy with Silicon Creations as an IP partner and look forward to working with them again.
Nir Sever, COO
Marseille Networks engaged with Silicon Creations in 2011 to design a 300MHz LVDS IO. The cost was right and the technology was better. The product worked first time in silicon. The true value comes through their understanding of the technical aspects and delivery process of the right IP the first time and on schedule. As a result, we are a repeat customer for a much larger and more complex IP such as SERDES and PLLs.
Yousef Al-Shehabi, VP of Operations
Marseille Networks, Inc.
Silicon Creations supplied Aptina a 1GHz PLL with a spread spectrum capability and balanced bit clocks. They modified their standard offering to meet our requirements and even supplied a dedicated divider block when our product needed more dividers. In addition, they worked with us to help us develop our simulation flow for pre-tapeout validation. I have found Silicon Creations responsive, flexible and able to supply our requirements in short timeframes.
Sion Quinlan , Circuit IP Director
Aptina (UK), Ltd.
Silicon Creations implemented a JESD204A Serdes block for us, and I can say without hesitation that we were very happy with their work. We found them very easy to work with – they quickly grasped our requirements and produced the IP within quoted timescales. We were particularly impressed with their rigorous approach to (pre tape-out) design verification. We have not encountered any problems with the IP Silicon Creations developed.
Gerard Wimpenny, CTO
Silicon Creations has performed mixed-signal design work for Foveon. We have been very pleased with the work they have done for us. Their designs have functioned in first silicon in all cases. Silicon Creations works well with our internal design team, has consistently delivered on schedule, and always stands behind their work. With their skill set and sense of commitment I will have no hesitation to continue to outsource work to them.
Andrew Cole, VP Sensor Development
Silicon Creations has been instrumental in our development of innovative solutions incorporating CDRs and various analog circuits. They have demonstrated outstanding knowledge and commitment to helping my design team to succeed in our design solutions.
Mike Robinson, IC Design Manager