Optimized for general clocking and high-speed interface applications
LOS ALTOS, California, December 1, 2010 - True Circuits, Inc. (TCI), a
leading provider of analog and mixed-signal intellectual property (IP) for
the semiconductor, systems and electronics industries announced today the
immediate availability of a new line of silicon-proven Multi Phase
Delay-Locked Loop (DLL) hard macros that are well suited for general
clocking and high-speed interface applications. The Multi Phase DLL is
available in a variety of advanced processes technologies. It is designed
to provide multiple clock phases that precisely subdivide the reference
clock period with optimal jitter performance over a wide frequency
"This hard macro is intended as an alternative to our DDR DLL hard macro
for DDR like interface applications", remarks John Maneatis, True Circuits,
President. "The hard macro can be used to provide optimal data sampling
clocks for many data lanes from a centralized clock source. The hard macro
can also be used to adjust the timing of blocks within an ASIC."
About True Circuits PLLs and DLLs
True Circuits offers a complete family of standardized and silicon-proven
general purpose, clock generator, deskew, low bandwidth and spread spectrum
PLLs and DDR DLLs that spans nearly all performance points and features
typically requested by ASIC, FPGA and SoC designers. These high quality,
low-jitter PLL and DLL hard macros are suited to a wide variety of interface
standards and chip applications. They are pin-programmable, highly process
tolerant and reusable. They are also easy to integrate and are fully
supported, so customers can reduce both design and silicon risks.
True Circuits PLLs are available in a range of frequencies, multiplication
factors (1-4096), sizes and functions over which they deliver optimal
performance, avoiding the cost and complexity of licensing multiple
point-solution PLLs from foundries or other vendors. TCI's DLLs are available
in mutli-slave and multi-phase versions and delay a set of signals by
precise and adjustable fractions of a reference clock cycle independent of
voltage and temperature, are ideal for high-speed DDR interface applications
and are available in different sizes and form factors. Customized PLL and
DLL solutions are also available for specialized chip applications.
For more information about True Circuits IP products, visit
Price and Availability
True Circuits PLLs and DLLs are available for immediate customer delivery in
TSMC, GlobalFoundries, UMC and Common Platform processes from 180nm to 28nm.
The hard macros are available for a per use license fee with reuse options
and no royalty fees. The license fee includes integration support from TCI
to ensure a successful customer tape out. The deliverables include GDSII and
LVS Spice netlists, behavioral and synthesis models, Library Exchange Format
(LEF) files and extensive user documentation.
About True Circuits
True Circuits develops and markets a broad range of industry leading 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 close association with the world's
leading fabs, IDMs, and design services companies allow the company to
quickly and reliably create new and innovative designs in a variety of
advanced process technologies. Over the last 12 years, True Circuits has
distinguished itself as the technology leader in the timing IP space, and its
PLLs and DLLs are used extensively around the world in its customers'
products with production volumes now in the billions.
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.
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