Hsinchu, Taiwan -- February 18th, 2014 -- M31 Technology, the global boutique Intellectual Property (IP) provider announced that the company’s USB 3.0 PHY, developed for TSMC’s 55 nanometer (nm) low power process, has successfully completed validation and testing through the TSMC IP Validation Center Program. This IP has been broadly adopted by Taiwanese IC design houses and is expected to accelerate their time to market with low risk IP integration.
M31 Technology provides high-speed interface IPs and fundamental IPs including the MIPI M-PHY IP that completed TSMC’s IP Validation Center Program in September 2013. The IP validation covers testing of electrical characteristics and power consumption in a full range of USB 3.0 PHY specifications including SuperSpeed, HighSpeed and FullSpeed. With the completion of the TSMC IP verification, M31 demonstrates its high level of technical expertise and strength in multiple types of IP development technologies. TSMC customers can view the result by logging onto TSMC Online.
M31’s USB 3.0 PHY integrates high-speed mixed signal circuitry that supports 5Gbps ultra high-speed transmission rates. It is backward compatible with USB 2.0 & USB 1.1. It is also optimized in both chip size and low power consumption. M31 continues to collaborate with TSMC to develop and validate the USB 3.0 PHY for TSMC 110nm, 55nm, 40nm and 28nm process technologies. The USB2.0 and USB3.0 PHY products have been USB-IF Certified since 2012.
“High-quality IP is an important component of the TSMC design ecosystem to enable customer designs,” said Suk Lee, Senior Director, TSMC Design Infrastructure Marketing Division. “These validation results demonstrate the versatility and usefulness of M31’s USB IP and we are pleased with their ongoing support and commitment to technical excellence.”
Hsiao-Ping Lin, the Chairman of M31, stated: “We will continue to verify various IPs in TSMC’s IP Validation Center Program to increase customers’ confidence in our IP. This is to ensure M31’s customers stand atop the marketplace through IP technology and quality control.”
Since 2012, M31 Technology has been a member of the TSMC IP Alliance Program. It has closely engaged with TSMC from mature to advanced process technologies. In 2013, M31 Technology received TSMC’s “New Emerging IP Provider” award for its dedicated efforts and successful results in providing boutique IPs for the electronics industry.
ABOUT M31 TECHNOLOGY
Founded in 2011, M31 technology is a professional silicon Intellectual Property (IP) provider headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan. M31 has strong R&D and service team with extensive practical experience in IP, IC design and design automation fields. Our products focus on high-speed Interface IPs such as USB, SATA, PCIe and MIPI, as well as fundamental IPs like standard cell library and memory design. M31's vision is to be the most trustworthy IP Company in the semiconductor industry.
For more information please visit the company’s web site at http://www.m31tech.com
USB = Universal Serial Bus
SATA = Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
PCIe = Peripheral Component Interconnect Express
MIPI = Mobile Industry Processor Interface