16nm eFPGA Will Provide Reconfigurability for Networking, Base Stations, Data Centers, AI and Machine Vision
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 9, 2018 – Flex Logix Technologies, Inc., the leading supplier of embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP and software, today announced that the EFLX4K eFPGA IP core, both the Logic and DSP versions, have been fully validated on TSMC16FFC. Evaluation boards are available now that integrate the EFLX200K validation chip (a 7x7 array of EFLX 4K cores: 182K LUT4, 560 MACs, 1.4Mbit attached SRAM, PLL & PVT) for customers to test their RTL on real silicon.
“High-performance customers designing chips for networking, data centers, base stations, AI and machine vision find substantial advantages in using eFPGA, and this technology is now available in 16nm on the leading foundry, TSMC,” said Geoff Tate, CEO and co-founder of Flex Logix. “The validation chip was fabricated in TSMC 16FFC but the GDS is also compatible with TSMC 16FF+. The evaluation boards are available now for customers for short-term evaluation or for purchase: the boards come with documentation, examples, test benches and the EFLX Compiler.”
The EFLX4K validated on TSMC16FFC is based on the Gen 2 architecture, which includes 6-input-LUTs, an improved interconnect for large array performance, greater MAC pipelining, special logic for test acceleration, and configuration readback. The Gen 2 architecture is being implemented on processes from 180nm to 16nm and are all supported by the same EFLX Compiler software tool.
About Flex Logix
Flex Logix, founded in March 2014, provides solutions for reconfigurable RTL in chip and system designs using embedded FPGA IP cores and software. The company's technology platform delivers significant customer benefits by dramatically reducing design and manufacturing risks, accelerating technology roadmaps, and bringing greater flexibility to customers’ hardware. Flex Logix has secured approximately $13 million of venture backed capital, is headquartered in Mountain View, California and has sales rep offices in China, Europe, Israel, Japan, Taiwan and Texas. More information can be obtained at http://www.flex-logix.com.