Cortus processor IP manufactured by Russian foundry

Cortus processor IP manufactured by Russian foundry

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By Peter Clarke

JSC Angstrem (Moscow, Russia) is one of the most sophisticated of Russia’s limited set of semiconductor manufacturers and in 2007 it imported 200mm wafer equipment and a 130nm CMOS process thought to be from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. It also decided to divide the company into two tparts, one for foundry and one for design; Angstrem-T and Angstrem-M respectively.

Angstrem-T now also has a 90nm CMOS with plans to move to 65nm.

Cortus, generally known for having small transistor count, power efficient cores, nonetheless provides modern features such as out-of-order execution and high-level language compilation. Typical applications for Cortus-based ASICs are the Internet of Things (IoT), smart cards, smart sensors & industrial control.

The core used was an APS3s 32-bit core used in a production design for a security application. The design was implemented in Angstrem-T’s 90nm CMOS, a spokesperson for Cortus said.

“Our small cores with excellent performance are ideal for embedded SoC projects using Angstrem-T’s silicon technology,” said Micheal Chapman, CEO of Cortus, in a statement. “Collaboration with Cortus has allowed us to offer a power- and silicon-efficient IC with security features,” said Anatoly Sukhoparov CEO of Angstrem-T, in the same statement.

To date well over 900 million devices have been manufactured containing Cortus processor cores.

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