Hsinchu, Taiwan - April 12, 2006
- Global Unichip Corp. (GUC), a leading SoC design foundry today released the 90 nanometer (nm) ARM926EJ hard-macro and test chip. This solution shortens development time for system prototyping by simplifying ARM hard-macro integration into TSMC’s 90nm Low Power (LP) process technology. It also accelerates time-to-tapeout and time-to-market for 90nm ARM core-based SoC designs, particularly in power-sensitive hand-held devices, audio/video encoding/decoding applications, and portable consumer products.
“As an ARM Approved Design Center Partner, we now offer the 90nm ARM926EJ test chip, the UTP0010A, as part of our ongoing commitment to provide core-embedded SoC design services for deep-submicron design,” stated Jim Lai, President and COO of Global Unichip Corp. “UTP0010A speeds system prototyping, which is crucial in the SoC product and system development.”
“Global Unichip Corporation’s rapid deployment of the ARM926EJ hard macro and UTP0010A test chip on TSMC technology speaks to our ability as partners to provide a broad ecosystem for low-power, high-performance design,” said Edward Wan, Senior Director of Design Services Marketing for TSMC.
UTP0010A features 1 AHB interface in a BGA388 package, with 16KBytes/16KBytes of instruction and data cache, 4KBytes/4KBytes of tightly coupled memory, and up to 250MHZ performance. By applying the 90nm 1P7M Low Power process technology of TSMC, UTP0010A’s functionality has been validated on the GPrimeTM Platform, a standard AMBA-based IP/SoC verification platform developed by GUC. Design Kit including test chip core module, datasheet, application note, and reference board schematics is now available.
A leading SoC design foundry, GUC provides total design and manufacturing solutions to OEMs and silicon vendors of ARM core-based systems. In addition to ARM test-chip-based service, GUC offers hardening services of ARM926EJ-S and ARM7TDMI-S derived from customers’ requirements. Other service deliverables include hard-macro integration services of ARM7TDMI, ARM922T, ARM926EJ, and ARM946E from 0.25um to 90nm process technologies.About GPrime Platform
GPrimeTM Platform is an AMBA-based IP/SoC verification platform which validates GUC’s proprietary IPs and third-party IPs. GPrime™ has integrated and verified reusable and expandable IPs—such as ARM testchip, JPEG, MPEG4, H.264, USB1.1/2.0 DC/OTG, Ethernet, TV Encoder, and AMBA Peripherals, on this robust platform running on Linux OS. Customer can easily use GPrimeTM as the fundamental SoC design platform for system prototyping.About Global Unichip Corp.
Global Unichip Corp. (GUC), a dedicated one-stop, full service SoC (System On Chip) Design Foundry, was founded in 1998 at Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan. GUC provides total solutions from silicon-proven IPs to complex time-to-market SoC design, production, and testing services. With state of the art EDA tools, advanced methodologies, and experienced technical team, GUC ensures the highest quality and lowest risks to achieve first silicon success. Besides, GUC delivers a one-stop turnkey solution via its partnerships with TSMC and world-class assembly and testing houses. Nowadays, GUC has established a global customer base throughout Greater China, Japan, Korea, North America, and Europe. Its track-record in complex SoC designs has brought benefits to customers in time to revenue at the lowest risk. In 2003, TSMC, the semiconductor foundry leader, became the primary shareholder. With the close partnership with TSMC, GUC is further committed to presenting the most advanced and the best price-performance solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.globalunichip.com