Update: Cadence Completes Acquisition of Cosmic Circuits (May 23, 2013)
Bangalore, INDIA and Campbell, California, 04th July, 2011:-Cosmic Circuits, a leading provider of differentiated Analog and Mixed-Signal IP cores, today announced the immediate availability of its silicon-proven MIPI® Alliance M-PHYSM solution in 40nm.
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 M-PHY supports both the HS-G1 (1.5Gbps) and HS-G2 (3Gbps) modes and is ideally suited for usage in current and future applications such as DigRFSMv4, LLI and UniProSM (Unified Protocol that will form the basis for CSI-3 and UFS). The IP also supports both the SYS and PWM modes of low-speed operation making it a universal PHY. Given its anticipated wide-spread usage and the need for multiple configurations, the implementation of the IP has been kept modular. The transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX) blocks are modularized while the bandgap, PLL and regulators are integrated into a common block. Such a modular approach enables rapid customization for any configuration. Bearing in mind the data-width requirements of the controllers, the PPI (PHY Protocol Interface) interface of each sub-link (TX /RX) supports 40, 20 or 10-bit bus widths ensuring compatibility with the different controllers and applications.
“We are very happy that Cosmic Circuits has been able to validate their M-PHY on silicon and are extending their roadmap to several other process nodes”, said Joel Huloux, Chairman of the Board of MIPI Alliance.
The Director of IP of Cosmic Circuits, Sundararajan Krishnan, commented that “We are contributor members with MIPI Alliance and are committed to providing MIPI solutions in various technology nodes. We also work closely with our controller partners to provide our customers with a complete (PHY + controller) solution. Our MIPI solutions are getting integrated into the SoC’s of leading fabless companies around the world and we expect to see increased adoption of our solutions as we continue to expand our portfolio. Application boards with the Cosmic Circuits M-PHY test-chip and the controller on FPGA are available upon request to select customers.”
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 300+ 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.
About MIPI Alliance
MIPI Alliance is a global, collaborative organization comprised of companies that span the mobile ecosystem and are committed to defining and promoting interface specifications for mobile devices. MIPI Specifications establish standards for hardware and software interfaces which drive new technology and enable faster deployment of new features and services. For more information, go to www.mipi.org