Update: Cadence Completes Acquisition of Cosmic Circuits (May 23, 2013)
The platform of compact & low-power mixed-signal IP cores proven is set to benefit System-on-Chips for Wireless applications such as LTE, WiMax and WLAN
Bangalore, India and Campbell, California, 1st December 2010: Cosmic Circuits, a leading provider of differentiated Analog and Mixed-Signal IP cores, today announced that its next-generation IP cores for optimized wireless AFE are now silicon proven in the 65nm process node, and available for immediate integration in SoCs.
Cosmic Circuits offers a broad portfolio of differentiated Analog IP cores in nanometer technology nodes covering Data-Converters, Analog-Front-End platforms for Wireless and Audio, Power-Management, Clocking and MIPI Interfaces.
These differentiated and silicon-proven mixed-signal IP cores in the 65nm process node target Wireless applications such as WLAN, WiMAX and DAB. As customers begin to integrate the WIFI blocks inside the SoC, Cosmic Circuits has successfully been able to cater to this need by reducing the area by 50%, and power by 70% over their previous generation making it the most competitive wireless AFE available in the market today. In addition to the signal path components such as the IQADC and the IQDAC, the solution also integrates auxiliary converters, an ultra low-jitter PLL, a reference system and the test-configurability wrappers that ease production testing.
Cosmic also announced the availability of silicon proven monitoring ADC cores in the same process node. The monitoring ADC offers 12-bit of resolution and achieves excellent linearity at 12-bit resolution while achieving impressive gains in area and power over the previous generation of 10-bit monitoring ADCs.
Commenting on the solution, the Director of IP of Comic Circuits Sundararajan Krishnan said that ”We have noticed a lot of interest in the wireless AFE market, we are now ready to provide our customers with a solution that is the most competitive in this market segment. These ready-to-integrate, silicon-proven IPs combined with Cosmic’s industry-best support practices will enable our customers to achieve first-pass success on the SoC”
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.