IP3023 Processor in Volume Production with Multiple True Circuits PLL Hard Macros; Targets Streaming Media, Voice and Gaming Applications LOS ALTOS, California, March 16, 2004
-- True Circuits, Inc. (TCI), a leading provider of analog and mixed-signal intellectual property (IP) for the semiconductor, systems and electronics industries, announced today that Ubicom, Inc. of Mountain View, California has successfully implemented multiple True Circuits PLL hard macros in Ubicom’s IP3023™ wireless network processor using TSMC’s 130nm process technology.
The Ubicom processor is now in volume production and offers performance that is up to three times that of comparable SoCs used in wireless applications. The processor’s real-time architectural approach offers the highest quality streaming media and the fastest response times for voice and gaming applications. The processor was announced on April 15, 2003, to broad industry acclaim. (View the latest press release at www.ubicom.com/news/releases/2003/20040103_3023.html
“We needed a flexible, high-performance and proven timing solution to meet the low latency requirements of our wireless network processor,” said Darrell Burns, Vice President of Engineering at Ubicom. “True Circuits provided us with multi-phase clock generator PLLs that met all our performance requirements and are now enabling our customers to meet their own price and performance goals in the wireless infrastructure and peripheral equipment markets.”
“Our goal is to help our customers realize the performance potential of their advanced products in whatever CMOS process they select,” remarked Stephen G. Maneatis, CEO of True Circuits. “We are very pleased to have yet another customer achieve success with our low-jitter PLLs in high-performance wireless applications.”About Ubicom’s Wireless Network Processor
Now in volume production, the IP3023 has shown network address translation (NAT) routing performance of over 50 Mbps on typical Internet packet mixes and uses a patent-pending architecture designed for real-time tasks and low latency. These performance levels enable routing at full wireless and very high speed digital subscriber line (VDSL) speeds, better firewall functions, and the addition of key features like print serving, voice, and VPN functions to low-cost routers. As the wireless industry migrates to higher speed radio technologies, the IP3023 provides a seamless upgrade path.About True Circuits PLLs and DLLs
True Circuits offers a complete family of standardized clock generator, deskew, low-bandwidth and spread-spectrum PLLs and DDR DLLs that spans nearly all performance points and features typically requested by ASIC designers. These high-quality, low-jitter, silicon proven hard macros are available for immediate delivery in a range of frequencies, multiplication factors and functions in 0.25 to 0.09 micron CMOS processes from the world’s leading silicon fabrication vendors. True Circuits’ PLL hard macros have been recognized with a Wireless Systems Design 2004 Industry Award for their important contribution to the performance of today’s wireless products. For more information about True Circuits products, visit www.truecircuits.com/tci_technology.html
Ubicom, Inc. is making ubiquitous communications a reality, through wireless network processor and software platforms that enable all electronic devices to be connected to each other – securely, cost-effectively and transparently. With headquarters in Mountain View, California, Ubicom also has offices in Belgium, Taiwan and Hong Kong.About True Circuits
True Circuits develops and markets a broad range of award-winning PLLs, DLLs and other mixed-signal hard macros for ICs for the semiconductor, systems and electronics industries. TCI’s robust state-of-the-art circuits, methodical and proven design strategy and its close association with the world's leading silicon fabrication vendors, allow the company to quickly and reliably create new and innovative designs in a variety of advanced process technologies.
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