Ideal for a variety of future mobile innovations
Hsinchu, Taiwan, Jan. 29 2013- Global Unichip Corp. (GUC), the Flexible ASIC Leader , achieves test chip validation results for a complete 28nm System-on-chip that combines CPUs and GPUs on single technology platform.
The test chip, using foundry partner TSMC's 28nm process technology, includes LPDDR2, DDR2/3, Video DAC and peripheral circuits to simulate all of the fundamental functions of an SoC to validate GUC 28nm design flow.
The 28nm test chip architecture includes an ARM Cortex-A9 dual core and Mali-400 quad core. The test chip validates a DDR3, rating its capability at 2,133Mbps, while collecting silicon data for process correlation analysis.
The new platform will prove ideal for prototyping a wide range of proprietary SoCs targeting mobile applications.
"This is a huge step forward for the ASIC community because it provides them with a proven platform to design both graphic and CPU devices that represent the next generation of innovation," according to Jim Lai, President of GUC.
With more than 30 million gates, this test chip is the first "big" 28nm device. This breakthrough represents the first 28nm platform SoC that combines CPU, GPU, DDR, Ethernet, and video output functions.
GLOBAL UNICHIP CORP. (GUC), is the Flexible ASIC Leader who provides the semiconductor industry with leading IC implementation and SoC manufacturing services. Based in Hsin-chu Taiwan, GUC has developed a global reputation with a presence in China, Europe, Japan, Korea, and North America. GUC is publicly traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the symbol 3443. For more information, visit www.guc-asic.com.