SANTA CLARA, CA -- November 20, 2006
- MOSAID Technologies, a Gartner-rated top-10 silicon IP (intellectual property) supplier, today expanded the award-winning MOSAID Mobilize(TM) product family with single port and dual port SRAM compilers for leading 90nm foundries. The compilers produce SRAMs with power consumption up to eight times lower than any generic CMOS semiconductor IP in the industry.
"Power is a major design concern not only for battery life in handheld consumer devices, but also for plug-in electronic devices that can overheat due to power issues," said Michael Kaskowitz, Senior Vice President, Semiconductor IP, MOSAID. "The MOSAID Mobilize low-power IP platform is the best product for reducing energy usage, and allows ICs to operate with active and standby power levels far below those achieved using alternative methods in any consumer electronic application."
In addition, the unique leakage reduction methods employed by MOSAID Mobilize keep the power lost due to temperature increase constant, unlike other methods that permit a doubling or even tripling of power loss as temperature exceeds typical levels. The MOSAID Mobilize family includes fast standard cells with greater than 100x leakage reduction, an integrated power island manager and the multi-standard programmable basic I/O. This complete IP platform enables the design of high-performance, low-power, ultra-low leakage ASICs and is now available for 90nm general purpose and low-power processes.
The MOSAID Mobilize low-power IP platform is the only comprehensive integrated solution addressing leakage at 90nm with all the critical elements and techniques required to address static and active power management. The standard cells are easily configured to form a power island with high clock rate performance that can voltage scale and frequency scale, and preserve state during sleep. A sophisticated mixed-signal controller, called the integrated power island manager, sequences the active and sleep phases of a power island reliably over PVT (process/voltage/temperature) while reducing leakage over 100x. To keep the total SoC power and leakage budget on track, the specially designed, multi-standard programmable basic I/O and ring kit are optimized for performance while keeping leakage power low.About MOSAID
MOSAID Technologies Incorporated makes semiconductors better through the development and licensing of intellectual property and the supply of memory test and analysis systems. MOSAID counts many of the world's largest semiconductor companies among its customers. Founded in 1975, MOSAID is based in Ottawa, Ontario, with offices in Santa Clara, California; Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K; and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit www.mosaid.com