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Fulcrum taps Artisan analog/mixed-signal IP

Posted: 08 Jun 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:fulcrum microsystems? artisan components? capstone? analog/mixed-signal ip? pivotpoint?

Fulcrum Microsystems Inc. has used Artisan Components Inc.'s Capstone analog/mixed-signal IP in its high-speed PivotPoint switch chips.

PivotPoint contains 30 million asynchronous transistors connected to other chips by six synchronous SPI-4.2 ports that are composed of nearly 100 pairs of LVDS interfaces, based on Artisan IP and each capable of operating up to 450MHz. The result is a device that has the low power, low latency, and high-performance benefits of asynchronous technology but that integrates onto a board using industry-standard synchronous interfaces, according to Artisan.

"Working with providers that enable us to reduce time to market and silicon risks is paramount to our continued success," said Mike Zeile, VP of marketing for Fulcrum Microsystems. "Artisan's high quality, process-optimized IP easily integrated into our complex asynchronous designs in less time than expected and we achieved first-pass silicon to meet time to market requirements," Zeile added.

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