eSilicon Partners with ARM, Northwest Logic and True Circuits for Optimized
SUNNYVALE, California - eSilicon Corporation, a leading supplier of custom
integrated circuits (ICs), today announced it is offering complete,
customized Double-Data Rate 2 (DDR2) SDRAM memory interfaces as part of its
portfolio of semiconductor development solutions. The optimized 90nm DDR2
memory interface solutions enable data rates in excess of 1 Gbps-per-pin,
making them ideal for custom chip developers seeking to implement high-speed
interfaces to off-chip memory devices.
As speed and complexity requirements for custom chips increase, developers
need proven solutions they can trust. DDR2 interfaces are typically one of
the most difficult technologies to get right the first time, due to the
large number of signals, extremely tight timing and complex architectural
"While the individual components required to build a DDR2 memory interface
are available, a complete solution requires significant system-level
knowledge of DDR2 SDRAM operation as well as an understanding of package
design considerations and signal integrity," said Prasad Subramaniam, vice
president of Design Technology, eSilicon. "With our optimized 90nm DDR2
solutions, our customers are leveraging our design expertise as well as our
portfolio of best-in-class, third-party IP to more easily and
cost-effectively deliver their high-performance products."
eSilicon will offer a portfolio of DDR2 interfaces which integrate the
company's proven Physical Interface (PHY) technology with solutions from its
wide range of intellectual property (IP) partners, enabling end-to-end DDR2
memory interfaces that are optimized for specific applications. The first
eSiliconR DDR2 interface to be offered targets high-performance computing
applications and includes a DDR2 controller from Northwest Logic, DDR2 I/O
technology from ARM, and Delay-Locked Loop (DLL) IP from True Circuits, Inc.
The eSilicon PHY includes the timing-critical circuitry necessary to meet
the precise requirements of a DDR2 SDRAM, including the capture logic,
precision write logic, I/O buffers, I/O buffer calibration logic, and
multiple settings for termination impedance and output driver impedance.
Extensive DFT is included to fully support unit level production test;
package design and simulation services are also available.
The eSilicon PHY provides a seamless interface to the Northwest Logic DDR2
SDRAM controller, one of the industry's smallest SDRAM solutions. This
integration provides high data throughput and clock rates and full
programmability of required timing. The controller, in combination with the
PHY, provides many additional timing parameters not typically found in other
controllers, to further ease integration. ARMR ArtisanR DDR2 I/O technology
enables a reliable, high-performance interface for signal integrity and
noise reduction, and the DLL IP from True Circuits, Inc. enables high
precision, low jitter clocking of the interface.
Optimized 90nm DDR2 interface solutions are available now from eSilicon. For
more information about these products, or other solutions in the company's
portfolio of semiconductor development solutions, contact a local eSilicon
sales office or visit www.esilicon.com.
eSilicon designs and manufactures custom integrated circuits for leading
electronics companies. The company serves both system OEMs and fabless
semiconductor companies who apply custom silicon to create innovative new
products. eSilicon designs and ships custom chips for a wide variety of
markets and applications, including high-volume MP3 players, home gateways,
complex storage networks and high-speed communications devices.
Established in 2000 and led by a team of industry veterans, eSilicon is a
pioneer and award-winning market leader, widely recognized for innovation
and operational excellence. The company combines in-house design and
manufacturing expertise to provide customers with a low-cost and lower-risk,
path to best-in-class technology. eSilicon is headquartered in Sunnyvale,
CA, with offices in Allentown, PA; Murray Hill, NJ; Shin Yokohama, Japan;
and Bucharest, Romania. For more information, please visit
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
True Circuits is headquartered at 4300 El Camino Real, Suite 200, Los
Altos, California 94022 and can be found on the web at
www.truecircuits.com. Product inquiries
can be made by calling the company directly at (650) 949-3400 or via
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.