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1T-OTP macros, targeting the Smart Connected Universe, meet all of GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ qualifications for 28nm-HPP and 28nm-SLP Processes
Ottawa, Canada – March 26, 2015- Sidense Corp., a leading developer of non-volatile memory OTP IP cores, today announced that the Company’s SHF 1T-OTP macros for GLOBALFOUNDRIES 28nm HPP and SLP processes have met all of GLOBALFOUNDRIES qualification requirements. Applications for Sidense SHF memory IP include code storage, ROM replacement, secure encryption key storage, configuration, fuse replacement, trimming and calibration in networking, mobile computing and communications, IoT, automotive and industrial applications.
“We are seeing rapid growth in customer adoption of the 28nm process node that, when tied to our SHF product family, offers designers enhanced functionality, lower power and reduced cost when compared with prior process generations,” said Jim Roche, Sidense COO. “We are therefore extremely excited to be able to offer customers our 1T-OTP SHF memory macros in GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 28nm HPP and SLP processes.”
Optimized for high-performance and a wide range of bit densities, Sidense SHF macros are available up to 1.28Mbits for standard CMOS processes. There are no requirements for any additional masks or processing steps. Within the semiconductor industry, 28nm is considered to have a longer life and is a sweet spot for many applications.
Sidense SHF memory IP is a complete, non-volatile memory (NVM) subsystem providing interfaces and features to support a range of embedded integrated circuit applications. SHF macros feature high security, very low power, fast programming speed, field-programmability, low read voltage and several read modes to optimize read performance and macro area. The SHF module integrates the OTP memory array and Integrated Power Supply (IPS) hard macro blocks along with program control, programming and test interface, error correction and Built-In Self-Test (BIST) supplied in RTL.
“GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 28nm SLP and HPP process platforms offer significant power, performance and size advantages for low-power designs at the 28-nm node,” said Subramani Kengeri, vice president of Global Design Solutions at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. “Our mutual customers can use Sidense’s low-cost, secure and reliable non-volatile memory IP for a variety of data and code storage applications in their leading-edge communications and computing devices.”
GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 28nm-HPP (High Performance Plus) process targets high-performance networking and wired communication applications. The technology supports low, standard, and high Vt options with an operating voltage of 0.85V. The lower operating voltage is selected for the lowest possible active power, critical for networking and server products. The I/O choices include 1.8V (with an under-drive option to 1.5V) to meet different product specifications.
28nm-SLP (Super Low Power) targets low-power applications including cellular baseband, application processors, portable consumer and wireless connectivity devices.
The process supports four Vt options - super low, low, standard, and high Vt with a Vdd nominal voltage of 1.0V. The I/O devices support 1.8V (with an under-drive option to 1.5V) to meet different product specifications. 28nm-SLP is an ideal process platform for the next generation of system-on-chip (SoC) wireless connectivity designs supporting multiple communication protocols.
About Sidense Corp.
Sidense Corp. provides very dense, highly reliable and secure non-volatile one-time programmable (OTP) Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP for use in standard-logic CMOS processes. The Company, with over 120 patents granted or pending, licenses OTP memory IP based on its innovative one-transistor 1T-Fuse™ bit cell, which does not require extra masks or process steps to manufacture. Sidense 1T-OTP macros provide a better field-programmable, reliable and cost-effective solution than flash, mask ROM, eFuse and other embedded and off-chip NVM technologies for many code storage, encryption key, analog trimming and device configuration uses.
Over 130 companies, including many of the top fabless semiconductor manufacturers and IDMs, have adopted Sidense 1T-OTP as their NVM solution for more than 400 designs. Customers are realizing outstanding savings in solution cost and power consumption along with better security and reliability for applications ranging from mobile and consumer devices to high-temperature, high-reliability automotive and industrial electronics. The IP is offered at and supported by all top-tier semiconductor foundries and selected IDMs. Sidense is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with sales offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sidense.com.