Targets FDSOI 28nm foundry processes
Sheffield, England - May 28, 2015 - sureCore Ltd., the low power SRAM IP company, today announced the immediate commercial availability of its first, ultra-low power, embedded SRAM IP. The new, silicon proven, 28nm FDSOI production design targets applications demanding long battery life with minimal operating and stand-by power performance.
Supporting a wide operating voltage range of 0.7-1.2V, the Single Port SRAM boasts dynamic power savings exceeding 50% of current commercial offerings. The new IP also cuts static power by up to 35% with only a modest 10% area penalty.
"As the semiconductor industry addresses many diverse leading-edge applications ranging from Wearables to IoT to Cloud Computing, and even Automotive, the key challenges to the creation of both innovative and commercially competitive products are going to be power consumption, heat dissipation and battery life. sureCore is dedicated to minimizing both dynamic and static power to help bring the promise of these technologies to fruition," explained Paul Wells, sureCore CEO.
sureCore's 28nm, ultra-low power, FDSOI SRAM IP is the first product on a roadmap that includes the introduction of a 40nm, Bulk CMOS, Ultra Low-Power SRAM later this year. Work is also under way on a 28nm, Bulk CMOS solution.
"Because of migration costs, there is still considerable innovation happening at relatively mature production nodes," said sureCore's Chairman, Guillaume d'Eyssautier. "These nodes are predicted to have extended longevity and strategically we felt it important to provide groundbreaking solutions for these nodes so this is where we have focused our road map."
Embedded memory has become increasingly prevalent in modern SoC designs to support multiple processors running numerous software applications. Historically, however, SRAM has proven extremely power hungry. sureCore's ultra-low power SRAM dramatically cuts both dynamic and static power through its patented suite of advanced circuit design techniques.
sureCore's SRAM IP technology is particularly attractive for developers of wearable electronics and Internet of Things (IoT) applications where extending battery life is crucial. The IP also provides considerable value in the networking space where power and heat dissipation are critical considerations.
sureCore Limited is an SRAM IP company based in Sheffield, UK, developing low power memories for next generation silicon process technologies. Its award-winning, world-leading, low power SRAM design is process independent and variability tolerant, making it suitable for a wide range of technology nodes. This IP will help SoC developers meet both challenging power budgets and manufacturability constraints posed by leading edge process nodes.