Oct 18, 2013

Dolphin Integration offers first standard cell library to enable a leakage reduction of 1/350 at 65 and 55 nm

Dolphin Integration, the innovator of Virtual Components for density and power optimized subsystems, announces the SESAME BIV standard cell library as a major innovation for ultra low leakage always-on logic block.

SESAME BIV standard cell library extends the RCSL offer (Reduced Cell Stem Libraries) by delivering a leakage reduction of 1/350 for a silicon footprint up to 7x denser for a 5,000-gate block implemented with a usual HVT standard cell combined with its dedicated low quiescent linear regulator.

SESAME BIV is ideal for always-on clock islets such as real-time clocks (RTC) as well as RF or voice awakening devices.

SESAME BIV incorporates the key features needed for such always-on logic islets:

  • A patented Flip Flop to reliably sustain operating voltage range from 1.2 V up to 3.3 V, eliminating the need for a voltage regulator
  • A design based on 2.5 V transistors with overdriven thick gates and 10-track cells to get a higher density
  • Data retention guaranteed at very low voltage (e.g. 0.5 V at 65 nm) for ultimate power savings

“Decreasing power is a global requirement requiring diverse solutions where SESAME BIV illustrates Dolphin Integration’s commitment to go beyond a standard offering for low leakage. SESAME BIV enables an innovative but safe, energy efficient, and dense implementation of critical logic”, announces Elsa BERNARD-MOULIN, Library Marketing Manager. “We are glad to announce that Customers of major foundries such as TSMC and Global Foundries have already selected this SESAME BIV”.

or more information on the key benefits and performances of SESAME BIV standard cell library, have a quick look on our catalog.

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