Licensed IP for TSMC 40G Includes DDR3/2 Combo PHY and Multi-Protocol SerDesSANTA CLARA, CA -- April 21, 2009
-- Prism Circuits, Inc., The Interconnect IP Company, today announced that Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. has licensed Prism's multi-protocol SerDes (Serial/Deserializer) and DDR3/2 PHY solutions for its ASICs. Prism's IP provides Mindspeed with a high-performance and low-power interconnect solution for implementation on TSMC's 40G process technology.
"The SerDes requirements for our ASICs are demanding and cover many protocols," said Anil Mankar, Mindspeed's Senior Vice President of VLSI Engineering. "Prism's DDR3/2 PHY and multi-protocol SerDes are top in class. They give us a flexible IP solution that simplifies the design process without compromising performance, power or silicon die area."
Prism's multi-protocol SerDes solution is a macro that leverages a scalable silicon proven architecture that offers datarates from 1.25 Gbps to 10.3125 Gbps. The protocols include, but are not limited to, SGMII, SRIO, PCI Express, USB 3.0, XAUI, SATA and 10G KR.
Prism's DDR3/2 Combo PHY solution is available in both wirebond and flipchip configurations. Offering a choice of 1.8V or 2.5V IO FETs, the DFI Compliant DDR PHYs support datarates up to 2133Mbps.
"Our customers are faced with design challenges that call for both high performance and low power in order to meet their application requirements," said Sundari Mitra, Prism's CEO. "Mindspeed is renowned for its cutting-edge chip designs, and we are pleased to provide our innovative Interconnect IP for its chip designs."
Prism's SerDes and DDR3/2 solutions are available for licensing in 65nm and 45nm processes at Fujitsu and TSMC. Availability at other process nodes and foundries will be announced shortly.About Prism Circuits, Inc.
Prism Circuits, a privately held company, is a leading supplier of high quality parallel and serial interconnect IP. Prism's silicon proven portfolio includes DDR3/2 Combo PHYs as well as SerDes IP that support datarates from SGMII (1.25Gbps) to 10G KR. These also include XAUI (3.125Gbps and 6.25Gbps), USB 3.0 (5Gbps), PCI Express Gen1 (2.5Gbps) and Gen2 (5.0Gbps), SATA I, II, and III. For more information please see http://www.prismcircuits.com