FDSOI 28-nm memory compiler offers 50 percent dynamic power savings

FDSOI 28-nm memory compiler offers 50 percent dynamic power savings

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By eeNews Europe

The compiler supports the company’s low power, Single Port SRAM IP and Dual Port SRAM IP for 28 nm FDSOI process technology which offers capacities up to 1 Mbit with word lengths up to 288 bits and supports 4, 8 and 16 Mux factors.

The sureCore Single Port SRAM IP supports a wide operating voltage range of 0.6-1.2 V and boasts dynamic power savings exceeding 50% of current commercial offerings.  

The IP also cuts static power by up to 35% with only a modest less than 10% area penalty.

The sureCore compiler allows designers to make trade-offs between various SRAM sizes in terms of number of words, word length and multiplex factor.  The compiler
automatically generates datasheets, simulation (Verilog), layout (LEF) and timing/power (Liberty) models to enhance and speed the design process.

"The availability of this new compiler marks a key milestone for sureCore and demonstrates that the power saving technologies we developed are now available to the SoC design community," said sureCore’s Chairman, Guillaume d’Eyssautier.  "This marks the start of a new era for low power electronics."

sureCore’s  silicon-proven, 28 nm FDSOI IP targets IoT and other applications that demand long battery life with minimal operating and stand-by power performance.  The IP also provides considerable value in the networking space where power and heat dissipation are critical.

sureCore will follow the 28 nm FDSOI compiler with a 40 nm Ultra-Low power compiler in March of 2016 that targets the leading foundry process.  The company’s product roadmap also includes the introduction of a 40 nm CMOS Ultra Low Power SRAM later next year. 


"There is still considerable innovation happening at relatively mature production nodes," said sureCore’s CEO, Paul Wells.  "With the growing IoT market, mature nodes such as 40 nm are 28 nm are taking on an extended life.  Their cost performance is ideal for the IoT technical and business challenges."

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