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Fujitsu adopts ARM's standard cells for 65nm platform

Posted: 13 Dec 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:ARM? Fujitsu? PCIe? PHY? Serial ATA?

ARM's Velocity PHY for PCIe Gen-2 and the Advantage v2.0 standard cell library has been adopted by Fujitsu Ltd on its CS200 HP 65nm platform. The agreement enables Fujitsu to offer foundry customers access to ARM physical IP, which provides an optimal design solution for advanced LSI development.

"Working with ARM, we are able to offer our 65nm customers, for the first time, access to the silicon-proven ARM Velocity PHY and Advantage standard cell library, which supports our goal of providing 'first shot full operation' silicon to customers," said Tatsuya Yamazaki, general manager of the foundry and ASIC marketing division, electronic devices business group, Fujitsu. "With the combination of our high-performance 65nm processes and ARM industry-leading physical IP, we can enable customers to shorten design time, minimize risk and accelerate time-to-market for their devices."

Mobile devices are increasingly demanding chips that minimize power and area, yet still run at high clock rates and include a high-speed interface. Combining Velocity PHY products' performance with very low-power operation and small size and Advantage standard cell library portfolio's capabilities for high-performance implementations can provide an optimal solution for the development of advanced chips for different applications.

"Implementing the combination of the ARM PHY and standard cell library on Fujitsu's advanced 65nm high-performance platform offers customers an optimal high-performance solution that can minimize area and reduce costs for LSI development at leading-edge silicon processes," said Brent Dichter, general manager, physical IP, ARM.

Velocity PHY products offer jitter performance, low-power consumption and extensive testability within a small physical size, thus enabling error-free data transfers over a range of operating conditions and environments, said the press release.

Meanwhile, the Advantage standard cell library provides high-speed and low-power performance for consumer, communications and networking applications. The product portfolio includes ARM's set of views and models providing integration with many EDA tools. These views provide functional, timing and power information for the Advantage products over a range of operating conditions, thus allowing designers to implement power-management systems that actively control dynamic and leakage power within their SoC.

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