Flex Logix Technologies, Inc., the supplier of embedded FPGA IP and software, today announced that it has joined the TSMC IP Alliance Program included in TSMC’s Open Innovation Platform.
Flex Logix has worked closely with TSMC since Flex Logix was founded in 2014 and now has its EFLX Embedded FPGA IP and software tools available for TSMC 16FFC/FF+, TSMC 28HPM/HPC and TSMC 40ULP/LP. For each EFLX IP core in each process, Flex Logix has designed, fabricated and validated a validation chip to demonstrate full-speed, high utilization performance and power specs over the full temperature and voltage operating ranges. Flex Logix has worked with TSMC to ensure its documentation, design methodology, validation chip architecture and testing all meet TSMC’s rigorous standards to become an IP Alliance Member.
EFLX embedded FPGA arrays are available on these TSMC processes in a wide range of sizes from 100 LUTs to >100,000 LUTs with options for DSP/MAC and any type/size RAM. Flex Logix will implement EFLX embedded FPGA on any additional TSMC process node as TSMC customers request. Over time, Flex Logix expects EFLX to be available on every node from 180nm to 7nm.
“Flex Logix offers high density, high performance, scalable embedded FPGA,” said Suk Lee, TSMC Senior Director, Design Infrastructure Marketing Division. “We see good customer activity and interest in this emerging Semiconductor IP category and are pleased to have Flex Logix as an IP Alliance Member.”
Embedded FPGA is a new type of semiconductor IP enabling high-volume chip designers to incorporate reconfigurable logic to allow chips to be updated even in-system to adapt to new standards, new protocols, new algorithms and to customize chips for customers faster and more cost effectively than mask changes. Applications for embedded FPGA exist for networking, wireless base station, data center, deep learning, microcontroller, IoT, aerospace/defense and a range of other markets.
“We are proud to be joining the TSMC IP Alliance and appreciate TSMC’s support in helping us achieve membership,” said Geoff Tate, CEO of Flex Logix. “Our customers are in fab, in design, and in evaluation of EFLX embedded FPGA for a wide range of applications and our IP Alliance membership will enable us to support them even better going forward.”