The Standard Cell offering from GigOptix combines the well-proved deep submicron processes (0.13um to 40nm) with a rich portfolio of silicon-proven processors, memory structures, mixed-signal PHYs, I/O, digital IP, and advanced packaging technology, to provide industry-leading performance. Standard Cell can be optimized for each individual design resulting in optimal performance and die size. Prototypes can be manufactured, assembled, tested, and shipped in as few as 10 weeks.
GigOptix can offer built-in, silicon-proven PHYs such as USB 2.0 OTG or PCI Express, high speed SERDES, as well as data converters, all in combination with synthesizable processors and controllers, to form a complete subsystem capable of achieving compliance with the relevant standards body, such as USB-IF or PCI-SIG. The Standard Cell offering delivers an ideal solution that has high performance, low power, and appropriate for high volume production.
Easily and seamlessly convert Structured ASIC to Standard Cell when your volumes increase. The GigOptix XPath methodology allows you to have the best of both worlds - start in a Structured ASIC (SA) and benefit from fast time to market and easy, low cost silicon changes - then convert to Standard Cell for optimal economy. XPath offers continuity in production, full reuse of previous design efforts, and significant simplification of design flow. Only one sign off is required from the customer.
GigOptix spends considerable development effort to ensure that taping out an ASIC design is straight forward, predicable, and low risk. GigOptix utilizes industry standard tools from Cadence, Synopsys, Magma (now Synopsys,) Syntest, and Mentor Graphics and follows silicon-proven reference flows from foundries.
Standard Cell solutions require the best engineering talent to ensure success every time. All engineering disciplines need to be strongly represented, so all aspects of a specific design can be taken into consideration, be it efficient digital or analog design, solid modeling and verification, or optimal package design. The GigOptix customer support team has taped out more than 1500 Structured ASICs, and more than 400 Standard Cell products. Millions of GigOptix Standard Cell products have shipped over the past decade. As an ISO9001 certified company, GigOptix adheres to strict quality control standards.
Intellectual Property (IP)
Standard Cell developments can be large and complex, including the selection and negotiation for many different blocks of IP. GigOptix makes it easy with a wide portfolio of over 250 blocks of synthesizable and analog IP. Silicon-proven, fully verified and well documented, the IP used by GigOptix dramatically lowers the efforts required to select and integrate. Where required, GigOptix can also offer full integration and even software services through tis extensive partner network, offering local support to customers worldwide.
IP includes 32-bit synthesizable processors, 8-bit processors, USB(Controller and PHY), PCI, Ethernet, Processor peripherals, ADC, DAC, PLL, encryption/decryption, MPEG4, H-264, Powerline communications, MIL-STD-1553, DDR subsystem, and more.