Grenoble, France -- October 19 2009 -- Dolphin Integration ("ALDOL" on NYSE-Alternext), a premier supplier of audio Virtual Components, today announce the flagship CODEC, 100 dB-proven audio DAC CD10ACN50 has been licensed by Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited, for integration into ICs to be manufactured in Fujitsu Microelectronics’ 90 nm process technology.
The CD10ACN50 of Dolphin Integration, whose Virtual Components of Silicon IP are known for their robustness upon SoC integration, has thus rapidly met the needs of the consumer markets.
"We provide a wide range of best-in-class silicon IP for designing competitive mixed-signal SoCs” explains Yoshio Kuniyasu, General Manager, IP Platform Solutions Division, Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited, responsible for the selection of silicon IP suppliers in the analog and mixed signal domain. “Dolphin’s audio CODEC offers robustness to withstand the different sources of noise in and around a SoC. We are pleased to provide our customers with the option of Dolphin’s IP implemented in Fujitsu Microelectronics’ high-reliability, low-power silicon processes.”
As a result, with its 100 dB performance, CD10ACN50 shows best-in-class sound as well as the richest set of features per mm2 of silicon in the 90 nm low-power fabrication process of Fujitsu Microelectronics. Users can enjoy both high performance and cost-effectiveness for their SoC products, together with a path towards 65 nm in the future.
"We clearly are facing a challenge,” comments Christophe GAILLARD, Manager of the mixed signal Virtual Component Business Unit at Dolphin, “that of helping our potential users see the difference between diverse competitors on this market. To date, companies still believe in relying on test chip and test board, while they intend to integrate a high-resolution delta-sigma converter into a noisy SoC environment. Some Fabless companies still have the habit of selecting a CODEC specified at 96 dB or even higher, while expecting a mere 85 dB or possibly 90 dB on Silicon at SoC level after integration. Fujitsu took care to appreciate the real robustness and completeness of our ViC deliverables, as well as the reasons why they enable lossless integration…"
For more information on the Dolphin Integration CD10ACN50, please visit our websites at: http://www.dolphin.fr/
About Dolphin Integration
Dolphin Integration (www.dolphin-integration.com) is up to their charter as the most adaptive creator in the Microelectronics Design Industry to "enable mixed signal Systems-on-Chip". It stars a quality management stimulating reactivity for innovation and Foundry independence. Their current mission is to supply worldwide customers with fault-free, high-yield and reliable sets of CMOS Virtual Components, resilient to noise and drastic for low power-consumption, together with engineering assistance and product evolutions customized to their needs.