Update: Cadence Completes Acquisition of Cosmic Circuits (May 23, 2013)
Bangalore, INDIA and Campbell, California, 10th March 2011:- Cosmic Circuits, a leading provider of Analog and Mixed Signal ASICs today announced that ABIT, a Japanese fabless company that leverages signal control technology in the development of advanced LSI for communication technology developments and products, has licensed a fractional PLL from Cosmic Circuits.
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.
Cosmic Circuits offers a complete matrix of clocking solutions which include system PLLs, specialty PLLs, crystal oscillators and silicon oscillators and has already taped-out designs in 28nm. As part of its specialty PLL offering, Cosmic provides low-jitter and Sigma Delta Fractional-N PLLs.
Sundararajan Krishnan, Director of IP at Cosmic Circuits, commented that “We are very excited to engage with ABIT with our Fractional PLL. We have invested heavily in enlarging our PLL portfolio and given the range of applications and process nodes that our solutions cover, we expect to see many customers adopting our clocking solutions in the coming months.”
Takeo Hiyama, CEO of ABIT commented that “Our specifications for the PLL were stringent. After a thorough search, we zeroed-in on Cosmic Circuits who provided us with their test-chip validation module that allowed us to verify that the PLL would fit with our system requirements. We are delighted with the support we have received and plan to engage with Cosmic for our future needs”
About Cosmic Circuits
Cosmic Circuits is a leading provider of differentiated Analog, Mixed-Signal silicon IP cores and Analog ASICs. Cosmic offers a strong portfolio of 250+ 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 for mixed-signal SOCs and custom Analog ASIC solutions and brings certainty in time-to-market. A typical engagement with customer starts with a top level requirement document from customer based on which Cosmic Engineers define all the needed Analog IP and ASICs which will leads to an optimally partitioned analog sub-system. Cosmic Circuits has shipped many million units of ICs in production which are used in end equipment of leading brands. 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 solutions , backed by the experience of successfully catering to 50+ world-wide customers, brings certainty to volume production