SUWANEE, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Silicon Creations, a leading supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal intellectual property (IP), will showcase a number of technology advances in its industry-leading IP portfolios on TSMC process technologies. The developments, outlined at TSMC’s North American Technology Symposium being held May 1, 2018, are the latest in a long and successful collaboration between the world’s leading foundry and Silicon Creations that stretches back nearly a decade.
“We’re proud of the leading-edge solutions we’ve delivered to customers, thanks in part to our valuable, enduring partnership with TSMC,” said Andrew Cole, vice president, Silicon Creations. “We support companies around the world to leverage the latest in manufacturing process technology to achieve more performance with lower risk.”
Silicon Creations’ range of PLLs that have been silicon proven in 7nm FinFET (FF) were ported from PLLs in large volume production in 16nm FFC. These PLLs include:
Several of these PLLs have been re-verified in the 22nm process and are available for tapeout immediately. Silicon Creations’ recent activity in SerDes and additional analog IP include:
The company’s 16nm FFC mass production free-running oscillator used as a watchdog timer and core clock has been ported to 7nm. The Multiprotocol SerDes PMA designed for the award-winning Microsemi PolarFire FPGA to TSMC 40 LP supporting the same continuous speed range from 0.5Gbps to 12.7Gbps. This PMA supports well over 30 protocols and has a fast burst mode CDR. This TSMC 40 LP PMA IP has now been tested over PVT and shows even better jitter and equalization performance than the FPGA. The same IP is available now for design starts in TSMC 12nm FFC /16nm FFC where it will support up to PCIe4 (16Gbps).
As a TSMC IP Alliance member, Silicon Creations’ extensive portfolio of PLL and high-speed I/O IPs has been qualified through the TSMC IP9000 program for a number of processes ranging from 180nm to 7nm.
These IPs will be showcased at the upcoming TSMC Technology Symposium on May 1, 2018 held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. Visit Silicon Creations’ booth #604 for more information and demos.
Silicon Creations is a leading silicon IP developer with offices in the US and Poland. The company is focused on providing world-class silicon intellectual property (IP) for precision and general-purpose timing (PLLs), low power, high-performance SerDes and high-speed differential I/Os. Silicon Creations' IP is proven from 7 to 180-nanometer process technologiesBack to Top