Hsinchu, Taiwan and Sunnyvale, California -- December 19, 2006 -- Faraday Technology Corporation (TAIEX: 3035), a leading ASIC and Silicon IP provider, today announced the availability of its licensable 10 /100/1000 Ethernet controller and 10/100 fast Ethernet PHY cores for UMC's 90nm, 0.13µm , and 0.18µm ,processes. With thorough considerations for easy-integration, reusability, scalability, and interoperability, Faraday's silicon-proven Ethernet solutions fulfill the increasing SoC integration demand from system companies and IC design houses to develop a wide range of Ethernet-enabled devices with less efforts and shorter lead time.
Faraday's Ethernet MAC digital IP provides AHB master capability and full compliance with IEEE802.3z specification for 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet. With a DMA engine, this controller can reduce the CPU loading, maximize the system performance, and minimize the FIFO size. Furthermore, Faraday's 10/100 Fast Ethernet PHYs , with licensed Auto-MDIX technology, offer superior performance of immunity to noise and inter-symbol interference, featuring low power dissipation and small core size.
“As the market demand for Ethernet-enabled applications growing very quickly, we noticed that many customers have encountered issues that the existing stand-alone Ethernet chips can't solve. IC designers need to integrate the Ethernet function into one SoC device and get it manufactured in advanced process technologies,” said Hsin Wang, Associate VP of IP Business and Technology at Faraday. “Faraday's Ethernet IP solutions not only designed exactly for customers' need for integration, but also have got production proven in multiple projects, assisting customers to save tremendous R&D resources, thus helping customers to concentrate on their specific product developments.”
Faraday's 0.18µm ,and 0.13µm ,Fast Ethernet PHYs and the 10/100/1000 MAC digital IP cores have been production-proven and can be licensed immediately with design kits; the test chip of 90 nm PHY is expected to be available in February, 2007.
About Faraday Ethernet solutions
- FTGMAC100_S: A high-quality Ethernet controller with DMA function, including AHB wrapper, DMA engine, on-chip memories, MAC, and MII/GMII/RMII interface.
- FXEDP 112HA 0A ( 0.18µm) and FXEDP110HC 0A ( 0.13µm): 10/100 Base-TX (twisted-pair cable)Fast Ethernet DSP-based PHYs. Fully compliant with the 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet standards such as IEEE802.3/802.3u and ANSI X3.263-1995 ( FDDI-TP-PMD), the highly integrated transceiver modules provide high performance that can be integrated into a wide variety of Ethernet applications.
- FXEDP110HD 0A : A 90 nm Ethernet PHY and will be available in Feb. 2007.
About Faraday Technology Corporation
Faraday Technology Corporation is a leading silicon IP and fabless ASIC vendor. The company's broad SIP portfolio includes 32-bit RISC CPUs, DSPs, MPEG4, H.264, PHYs/Controllers for USB 2.0, 10/100 Ethernet, Serial ATA, PCI Express, Cell Library and Memory Compiler. With more than 650 employees and 2005 revenue of US$175 million, Faraday is one of the largest fabless ASIC companies in the Asia-Pacific region, and it also has a significant presence in other world-wide markets. Headquartered in Taiwan , Faraday has service and support offices around the world, including the U.S. , Japan , Europe, and China . For more information, please visit : www.faraday-tech.com