ARM and Analog Bits collaborate to develop next-gen analog IP that is production qualified down to 32nm in Samsung's fab.
Mountain View, CA -- Nov. 9, 2010 -- Analog Bits, the market leader in low power, customizable analog IP, today announced a new range of production qualified analog IP resulting from a collaboration with ARM. To support ARM's customers designing with the ARM Cortex- A9 core, Analog Bits has been developing a series of IP products designed to reduce customer risk while enabling more differentiation for their SOCs.
The first of these products released is a new PLL, available immediately, optimized for use with the Cortex-A9 processor. This low-power IP has been ported, tested and qualified down to 32nm for use in advanced SOC designs. Additional IP products will include high-speed, high-bandwidth analog IP including 12.5 Gbit SerDes IP.
Collaboration with ARM
"Analog Bits' PLL technology has delivered a high-performance, low-power, application processing-grade solution that has been very effective in our test chip," said Dipesh Patel, vice president, ARM, physical IP division. "Providing Analog Bits' optimized analog IP for the Cortex-A9 will offer our mutual customers a factory qualified solution to accelerate their design cycle." Analog Bits has always supported multiple semiconductor manufacturers, across many generations of process technology. This new range of analog IP has already been ported and tested on Samsung's 32nm low power (LP) High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) process technology, making Analog Bits the first IP company to do so. Qualified down to 32nm
Analog Bits has always supported multiple semiconductor manufacturers, across many generations of process technology. This new range of analog IP has already been ported and tested on Samsung's 32nm low power (LP) High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) process technology, making Analog Bits the first IP company to do so.
"For over 15 years, Analog Bits has been focused on exceeding our customers' expectations," stated Mahesh Tirupattur, Executive VP of Analog Bits. "Our latest generation of IP continues that tradition by providing a silicon-proven PLL, ready for license for use with the ARM Cortex-A9 processor supporting a range of process nodes down to 32nm. Helping our SOC customers with differentiating IP is what Analog Bits is all about."
About Analog Bits
About Analog Bits: Founded in 1995, Analog Bits, Inc. is the leading supplier of low-power, customizable analog IP for easy and reliable integration into modern CMOS digital chips. Our products include precision clocking macros such as PLL's & DLL's, programmable interconnect solutions such as multi-protocol SERDES/PMA and programmable I/O's as well as specialized memories such as high-speed SRAMs and T-CAMs. With billions of uses of IP fabricated in customer silicon from 0.35-um to 28-nm processes, Analog Bits is the premier analog IP supplier with an outstanding heritage of "first time working silicon" at merchant foundries and IDMs.Website: http://www.analogbits.com