True Circuits, Inc. (TCI), a leading provider of analog and mixed-signal
intellectual property (IP) for the semiconductor, systems and electronics
industries and member of the TSMC IP Alliance since 2004.
True Circuits will showcase its IoT PLLs that are specifically tailored to
the stringent power requirements and wide frequency operation range of the
rapidly-growing IoT market. Sipping only 45uW at 30MHz and running from
core power, the IoT PLL is designed for very low power. With multiplication
factors up to 8192, the PLL is able to run off of a small and inexpensive
32KHz crystal and still clock a 32-bit CPU at up to 250MHz. The IoT PLL is
ideal for applications like wearables and senor devices, where the
power-performance profile must be managed tightly, and possibly over a very
wide frequency range.
True Circuits will also showcase its high-performance Ultra PLLs that are
well suited for the most demanding chip applications, including high-speed
SerDes and ADC input clocks. The Ultra PLL employs a state-of-the-art
architecture and uses high-speed digital and analog circuits to achieve
exceptional performance, with many useful features. It has ultra- low
jitter (<500fs) for the most demanding SerDes and ADC input clocks. It has
ultra-wide frequency range with multiplication factors from 3 to over
250,000, supporting reference clocks as low as 32KHz. It also has precise
frequency control with a least 26 fractional bits (at least 10 precise) for
extremely high fractional-N resolution. It can even generate precise and
adjustable frequency spreading with programmable rate and depth to meet
tight FCC requirements. The Ultra PLL packs all these features into a
compact size that draws low power and, with full pin programmability, one
PLL can be used for all applications on a SoC.
True Circuits will also feature its complete line of standardized and
silicon-proven general purpose, clock generator, deskew, and spread spectrum
PLLs, and multi-slave and multi-phase DLLs that spans nearly all performance
points, features and foundry processes 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, reusable and available for
delivery in TSMC processes from 180nm to 16nm, including most half nodes.
With many 16nm FFP and FFC PLLs and DLLs now under license with customers
world-wide, volume production is expected to continue to build in 2017.
Don't miss your chance to learn more about our industry leading IP products
from the timing experts at the TSMC NA Technology Symposiums.
When and Where
TSMC NA Technology Symposiums
March 15, 2017: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA
March 22, 2017: Four Seasons Hotel, Austin, TX
About True Circuits
True Circuits develops and markets a broad range of industry leading PLLs,
DLLs and DDR PHY 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
foundries, 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 19 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 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
Press Contact: Kimberly Toan, True Circuits, Inc., (650) 949-3400, Ext.
The IoT PLL is a trademark of True Circuits, Inc.
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