Enverv chooses Dolphin Integration’s Library for their Smart metering applications

Oct 03, 2014

Enverv chooses Dolphin Integration’s Library for their Smart metering applications

Enverv and Dolphin Integration are proud to announce their partnership for the optimization of Enverv’s Smart metering applications, thanks to the low leakage of Dolphin Integration’s standard cell library.

Relying on 30 years of experience, the standard cell library SESAME BIV subsumes the know-how of Dolphin Integration and offers extra low leakage with direct battery connection.

“Dolphin Integration enable Enverv to reach requirements of Smart metering applications” said Dr. Farrokh Farrokhi, Vice President of Engineering at Enverv. “Thanks to the unique architecture of SESAME BIV TSMC 65nm LP and Dolphin Integration’s low leakage expertise, we can save battery life and reduce our die cost in this growing market of smartgrid and smarthome.”

  • The optimized standard cells for ultra-low-power enable to reduce the leakage by 1/350 compared to a conventional HVT library operating at 1.2 V.
  • Thanks to the direct battery connection (from 3.3 V +/-10% to 1.2 V +/-10%), SESAME BIV allows to avoid the use of a regulator and to earn a 7x gain in density, neatly reducing the die cost.

“We are eager to announce this first collaboration with Enverv and to partake in the success of their product in the Smart metering sector”, commented Nelly ALBERTINI, Library marketing manager at Dolphin Integration. ”This partnership highlights Dolphin Integration’s low-power expertise, which is becoming essential.”


About Enverv

EnVerv is a fabless semiconductor company in the United States with headquarters in Milpitas, California and SoC solutions enabling robust and high-speed communications over Low Voltage (LV) and Medium Voltage (MV) power lines and are applicable to various grid connectivity markets such as AMI, solar micro-inverters, transformer monitoring, substation communications, lighting networks, etc. Visit www.enverv.com

About Dolphin Integration

Dolphin Integration contribute to "enabling mixed signal Systems-on-Chip" for worldwide customers with IP components best at low-power consumption.
Their wide offering of silicon IP components is based on innovative libraries of standard cells, register files, memory generators and power regulators for flexible power supply networks. They provide power optimized micro-controllers from 8 to 32 bits, and high-resolution converters for audio and measurement applications.
Their 30 years of diverse experiences in the integration of IP components and providing services for ASIC/SoC design and fabrication, with their own solutions for missing EDA, make them a genuine one-stop shop covering all customers’ needs for specific requests.
Their drive to incessantly innovate for their customers’ success has led to two strong differentiators:

  • state-of-the-art “configured subsystems” for high-performance applications securing the most competitive SoC architectural solutions,
  • a team of Central and Field Application Engineers supporting each user’s need for optimal application schematics, demonstrated through EDA solutions enabling early performance assessments.



Farrokh Farrokhi, EVP Engineering
E-mail : farrokh@enverv.com

Dolphin Integration:
Nelly ALBERTINI, Library marketing manager
E-mail : libraries@dolphin-ip.com

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