Interlaken IP Achieves Key ASIC Market Milestone
MILPITAS, Calif. – May 24, 2011: Open-Silicon, Inc., a leading semiconductor design and manufacturing company and founding member of the Interlaken Alliance, announced today it has received its 20th ASIC license for the Open-Silicon Interlaken IP core. In addition, the IP has been taped out in 28nm technology and is now silicon proven at 40nm.
“This achievement comes on the heels of a recent competitive Interlaken IP provider acquisition by an FPGA company. We want to highlight the capability of our Interlaken IP, as well as reassure our current and future ASIC customers that we will continue to provide a high quality core and product support,” said Jason Pecor, senior product manager at Open-Silicon. “Open-Silicon is presently in development of the next generation IP core in our Interlaken roadmap.”
In March 2011, Open-Silicon announced recent updates to the Interlaken IP core, including fully-configurable SerDes lane mapping between the logical and physical SerDes lanes. As Interlaken interfaces are routinely targeting SerDes rates greater than 10Gbps, custom mapping of the logical and physical SerDes lanes provides the flexibility necessary to ease board-level design complexities for very high-speed chip-to-chip serial interfaces.
About the ASIC Interlaken IP Core
Combining the advantages of popular SPI4.2 and XAUI interfaces, the Interlaken protocol builds on the channelization and per channel flow control features of SPI4.2, while reducing the number of chip I/O pins by using high-speed SerDes technology. Open-Silicon’s Interlaken IP can scale from 10Gbps to over 300Gbps of bandwidth through the combination of SerDes speed (3.125Gbps to 12.5Gbps) and a variable number of SerDes lanes (1 to 24). This scalability makes Interlaken ideal for multiple generations of future network switches, routers and storage equipment.
The Interlaken protocol is an integral part of today’s leading edge data networking products, enabling fast, low latency chip-to-chip communication for switching, routing, and deep packet processing applications. Architected to be easily synthesizable into many ASIC technologies, Open-Silicon’s Interlaken IP core is uniquely built to work with off-the-shelf SerDes from leading technology vendors. This support for multiple industry-leading SerDes PHYs allows Open-Silicon’s customers to quickly integrate the core into their technology of choice.
Additional details regarding Open-Silicon’s Interlaken IP can be found at http://www.open-silicon.com/capabilities/ip.
About Open-Silicon, Inc.
Open-Silicon is a leading semiconductor company focused on SoC realization for traditional ASIC, develop-to-spec, and derivative ICs. In support of the industry trend towards collaborative engineering and design-lite, Open-Silicon offers SoC architecture, system design, physical design, low-level software, and high-quality semiconductor manufacturing services with one of the world’s broadest partner ecosystems for IC development. For more information, visit Open-Silicon’s website at www.open-silicon.com or call 408-240-5700.