Update: Cadence Completes Acquisition of Cosmic Circuits (May 23, 2013)
The platform of compact & low-power mixed-signal IP cores proven on TSMC test-chips is set to benefit System-on-Chips for Wireless applications such as LTE, WiMax and WLAN
Bangalore, INDIA and Campbell, California --May 31, 2010: Cosmic Circuits, a leading provider of differentiated Analog and Mixed-Signal IP cores, today announced the availability of a silicon-proven platform of mixed-signal IP cores in TSMC 40nm for wireless communications applications, resulting from its collaboration with TSMC.
Cosmic Circuits is a company offering a broad portfolio of nanometer Analog IP cores covering Data-Converters, Analog-Front-End platforms for Wireless and Audio, Power-Management, Clocking and MIPI Interfaces.
Cosmic and TSMC entered into a technology collaboration to make available differentiated and silicon-proven mixed-signal IP cores in the advanced 40nm process node for Wireless applications such as MIMO LTE, WiMax and WLAN. The collaboration has successfully resulted in several mixed-signal IP cores comprising of a dual matched analog-to-digital converter, dual matched digital-to-analog converter, a monitoring a/d converter, a control d/a converter, a low-jitter PLL, and a voltage regulator, being proven successfully on 40nm silicon test-chip.
TSMC’s Deputy Director of IP Portfolio Marketing, Dan Kochpatcharin, commented, “We have always believed in ensuring early availability of proven IP cores that our customers can leverage while adopting the advanced technology node.” He added, “Cosmic Circuits’ experience and strong capability in analog IP led us to collaborate with them. The 40nm test-chip was fully functional with the first silicon.”
The CEO of Cosmic Circuits, Ganapathy Subramaniam, commented, “We value TSMC’s strong adherence to quality standards and processes. With our emphasis on providing analog IP cores that bring certainty to our customers, collaborating with the leading foundry known for its proven path to success was natural”. He added, “We are happy to offer silicon-proven Wireless Analog cores in 40nm. And the first-time right silicon in a complex test-chip in 40nm with differentiated analog IP, is a testimony to the success of our technology collaboration with TSMC and our emphasis on bringing certainty to analog”
Cosmic Circuits constantly endeavors to bring differentiated and silicon-proven Analog and Mixed-Signal IP cores to the design-community for integration on system-on-Chips. A majority of the nanometer cores available from Cosmic are suited for portable and fixed consumer, wireless, and convergence applications, among others, that have benefited from using Cosmic’s silicon IP.
Cosmic’s WiMo platform of mixed-signal IP cores for wireless applications is silicon-proven in TSMC 40nm and available today for integration into system-on-chips. Cosmic undertakes customization of the cores for MIMO configurations and other application requirements. Contact email@example.com for more information.
About Cosmic Circuits: Cosmic Circuits is a leading provider of differentiated Analog and Mixed-Signal silicon IP cores. Cosmic offers a strong portfolio of 200+ cores in nanometer process nodes of leading foundries. By leveraging its silicon-proven cores spanning data-converters, wireless analog, audio, MIPI, power-management, Clocking, LVDS and Auxiliary functions, Cosmic provides single-stop access to customized IP solutions, bringing certainty in time-to-market with mixed-signal SOCs. A large team of expert designers continually keep pace with technology nodes, standards and applications, bringing certainty to customer product continuity and differentiation. Adherence to Design-For-Manufacturing, Design-For-Test, a customer-centric approach to support that includes silicon-validation of Cosmic IP in customer SOC, backed by the experience of successfully catering to 50+ world-wide customers, brings certainty to volume production.
A winner of the 2007 Red-Herring Asia top-100 award, and the 2010 ISA Top-2 Startup to Watch award, the company’s mission is to bring ‘Customer success through all round Certainty’. More information about Cosmic Circuits can be found at www.cosmiccircuits.com.