Energy management is at the heart of the new generation of systems-on-chips (SoCs) targeting battery-powered applications. More complex power architectures are required to enable devices to run on the same battery for years rather than months. These new architectures often result in new noise challenges.
To deal with the complex tasks of defining and implementing the power regulation and the activity control networks, SoC architects and designers had to rely on custom-made designs, and limited in terms characterization of noise transfer functions, with all inherent time-to-market, area, risk and cost issues.
Dolphin has joined the GlobalFoundries FDXcelerator™ ecosystem with its breakthrough SoC Fabric IP, compliant with Dolphin Integration’s “DELTA” rules, to streamline and speed-up the design of cost-effective low-power SoC in 22FDX®.
“Our comprehensive and robust library of voltage regulators, power gating cells and logic modules, enables to deal cost-effectively and securely with power distribution, power gating, power monitoring and power control of any SoC design in 22FDX” said Michel Depeyrot, Dolphin Integration’s Chairman. “As connected devices sleep most of their time, users of 22FDX also benefit from our ultra-low power and accurate oscillators to design an always-on RTC which consumes as little as 60 nA.”
“22FDX is gaining momentum as the platform of choice for IoT, mobile, and wireless applications, and with more than 20 partners in our Partner Program, we now have the largest FD-SOI IP and services community that is committed to deliver FDX technology,” said Alain Mutricy, senior vice president of Product Management at GF.
“By partnering with Dolphin Integration, we provide our 22FDX customers with a complete and well-structured library of voltage regulators, as silicon IP, together with the needed complement to control the change of power modes and the SoC start-up”.
GF’s FDXcelerator Program brings together selected partners to integrate their products or services into validated, plug-and-play design solutions, giving customers access to a broad set of quality offerings specific to 22FDX technology. The program’s open framework enables members to minimize development time and cost while simultaneously leveraging the inherent power and performance advantages of FDX technology.
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