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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- October 03, 2006 -- ChipX, the Structured ASIC leader, today announced that the CX6200 family of Structured ASIC products has passed the stringent USB Implementers Forum compliance test, and is placed on the USB-IF Integrators list.
ChipX offers a complete Structured ASIC USB solution, consisting of built-in, silicon proven and USB‧IF compliant USB 2.0, Hi Speed On-the-Go PHY, and Evatronix SA USB controller IP. Customer can use the built-in USB PHY in Host, Device or On-the-Go mode, and implement the controller and any other logic in the efficient X-Cells™, memory and configurable IO.
The ChipX USB PHY is available to designers on an industry standard Transceiver and Macrocell Tester (T&MT) board, for testing with FPGA prototypes.
“With USB-IF USB 2.0 Hi Speed OTG compliance certification for CX6200 products, our customers benefit more than ever before from the unique integration benefit that ChipX offers to ASIC designers,” said Wouter Suverkropp, Director of Marketing at ChipX. “Designers can prototype with FPGA using our T&MT board, and then migrate their entire design to an efficient volume production Structured ASIC with built-in USB PHY, without having to re-verify the interface between controller and PHY. This increases design speed and removes a lot of integration effort and risk. If volume really takes off, we can even convert the whole design into Standard Cell, again without the need to re-verify.”
The CX6200 family of USB enabled Structured ASIC products offers from 140K to 1820K usable ASIC-equivalent logic gates, up to 1800Kb of memory, and up to 350 fully configurable IO. Products are available today with prices starting under $5 in volume. The Evatronix SA USB controller IP is available from CAST, Inc.
For more information, see www.chipx.com.
ChipX, Inc. is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of late-stage programmable application-specific integrated circuits, or Structured ASICs. The company's innovative, patented technology consolidates wafer production tooling, reduces time-to-market and minimizes the total cost to profit. ChipX Structured ASIC technology is widely used in consumer equipment, computing peripherals, communication systems, industrial control, medical equipment, instrumentation and military/aerospace systems. For more information about ChipX families of Structured ASICs, please visit www.chipx.com. Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, ChipX is a privately held corporation, founded in the U.S. in 1989. A subsidiary, ChipX (Israel) Ltd., performs Research & Development. Investors include Elron Electronic Industries, Ltd. (NASDQ:ELRN), VantagePoint Venture Partners, Wasserstein Venture Capital, Newlight Associates, Parker Price Venture Capital, UMC, Needham Capital Partners and Insite Capital.