Update: Cadence Completes Acquisition of Cosmic Circuits (May 23, 2013)
Bangalore, INDIA and Campbell, California, 13th December, 2011:-Cosmic Circuits, a leading provider of differentiated Analog and Mixed-Signal IP cores, today announced that its M-PHY-DigRF v4 solution has been licensed by multiple customers in Asia.
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 DigRF v4 solution integrates an M-PHY that supports both the HS-G1 (1.5Gbps) and HS-G2 (3Gbps) modes along with the DigRF v4 controller. The solution includes the master controller for integration in the baseband modem SoC and the slave controller for integration in the RFIC. Cosmic Circuits has licensed both the master and the slave controller to its customers. Given its anticipated wide-spread usage and the need for multiple configurations, the implementation 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.
“We are pleased to see the continued success of MIPI’s M-PHY and DigRF specifications,” said Joel Huloux, Chairman of the Board of MIPI Alliance. “Asia is a key growth market for wireless devices and MIPI specifications, and we wish Cosmic Circuits continued success.”
The Director of IP of Cosmic Circuits, Sundararajan Krishnan, commented that “We are very happy that our MIPI DPHY and MPHY solutions are getting integrated into the SoCs of leading fabless companies around the world. With the controllers now included as part of our offering, we provide our customers with a complete solution. We have an exhaustive portfolio across applications and process technologies, and are starting to see significant increase in the adoption of our solutions. Application boards with the Cosmic Circuits MPHY 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