Dolphin Integration offers IP portfolio for 28 nm multimedia SoC projects

August 04, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Dolphin Integration has released its 28 nm offering for TSMC's HPM process, with a broad range of products to address the pending challenges of multimedia SoC.

Aimed at supporting leading fabless companies to reach stringent objectives of very low power consumption, small silicon area and low bill-of-material, the offering includes critical virtual components that have been developed to address two principal markets:

1. Ultra Low-Power applications (Mobile multimedia)

Products

Main characteristics

Standard-cell library

SESAME-uLP-BTF

Reach up to 40 % gain in power consumption thanks to ultra low power design (L = 50 nm) compared to alternative 7-track library

Audio converter

Voice detection

Mic. insert detection

AGC

Wind noise filter

Embedded low noise regulator

Reduced Power Kit Library

Library of optimized regulators

qLR regulators for ultra low quiescent current

Retention Alternative Regulators (RAR) for retention mode

Composite Logic Islet Construction Kit

Islet Construction Kit with its unique Transition Ramp Cell to prevent IR Drop issues and reduce the power consumption by more than half!

Memories

spRAM ORION

Single Port RAM optimised for ultra low power consumption

2. Cost-sensitive applications (Home multimedia)

Products

Main characteristics

Standard-cell library

SESAME-uHD-BTF

5 to 15 % denser after P&R than standard 7-track library (L = 30 nm)

Audio converter

High density thanks to SESAME-uHD-BTF

Voice detection feature

High Dynamic range ADC

Embedded low noise regulator

Reduced Power Kit Library

Library of optimized regulators

Low BoM regulators: iLR-Capless

Over-Voltage Protection Modules (OPM) for direct connection to the battery

Memories

spRAM VENUS

Large range of ultra High density memories to reach up to 15% gain in density

Dolphin Integration; www.dolphin-ip.com

Dolphin Integration aims to contribute to "enabling mixed signal Systems-on-Chip". Its focus is to supply fault-free, high-yield and reliable kits of CMOS Virtual Components of Silicon IP, based on innovative libraries of standard cells, flexible registers and low-power memories. It provides high-resolution converters for audio and measurement, regulators for efficient power supply networks, and application-optimised micro-controllers.
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