DUBLIN – April 16th, 2013 – S3 Group, a global independent Professional Services and Mixed-Signal IP supplier of Analog, Mixed-Signal, RF, Power Management and professional System on Chip (SoC) services to OEMs, system vendors and semiconductor companies, today announced an industry first, the availability of silicon proven Power Management IP on 28nm process technology. S3 Group is now sampling 28nm DCDC and Power on Reset IP cores.
The products that S3 Group has available include S3DCC31XT28L which is a TSMC 28nm DCDC Controller and S3PORT28L which is a TSMC 28nm Power on Reset. The S3DCC31XT28L is a high performance flexible DCDC controller which supports both external and internal power switches, and supports a single supply from 1.7V to 3.45V with programmable output voltage from 0.81V to 1.20V, delivering up to 3A. Also provided are optional internal supply regulators and oscillator, which can be removed to lower die area even further from a quoted 0.45 mm2. These products offer an optimal and robust solution to the market, by integrating over-current protection and in-rush current limitation, enabling programmable fine step adjustment and programmable switching frequency to optimize efficiency in conjunction with chosen external components.
“Once again S3 Group is demonstrating its leadership by being first to market with our 28nm Power Management cores. These products provide a high degree of flexibility and programmability, fast start up times <3ms and the lowest die area anywhere <0.45mm2. At full scale, efficiency levels of up to 90% can be achieved. I am particularly proud of our world-class engineering team who have worked tirelessly to deliver these solutions to the market and who continue to innovate at the lower process technology nodes. Based on the demand we see for integrating power management functions in SOCs we are confident that these IP blocks will be in volume production with several customers before too long” said Dermot Barry, VP Silicon, S3 Group.
About S3 Group:
S3 Group delivers IP and professional services to OEMs, system vendors and semiconductor companies. The company is the longest serving independent service provider in the industry, building a wealth of experience and engineering expertise over the last 25 years. In addition to design services the company has a comprehensive portfolio of RF and mixed-signal IP. The IP portfolio includes high performance ADC and DAC converters, PLLs, Analog Front Ends (AFEs), Power Management, RF Transceivers and other miscellaneous circuits which have been silicon proven at a number of silicon foundries (TSMC, GlobalFoundries, UMC, SMIC, IBM, Tower) at nodes ranging from 180nm to 40nm and below. Global end markets served by S3 Group clients include Wireless and Wireline Communications, Digital Broadcasting, Imaging, Solar, Green Energy and Industrial. Founded in 1986, S3 Group has offices in Ireland, North America, Poland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Singapore with representatives and support for Latin America, South East Asia and South Africa. For further information please visit www.s3group.com/silicon and www.twitter.com/S3Group_Silicon