Moortec Semiconductor, specialists in Process, Voltage and Temperature (PVT) sensors, announce the availability of their Embedded Temperature Sensor on TSMC’s 16nm FF+ and FFC processes.

This latest addition to the temperature sensor range extends Moortec’s position as the leading provider of embedded thermal sensors and on-chip monitoring IP to semiconductor customers worldwide. The new TSMC 16FFC/FF+ Embedded Temperature Sensor is a high precision low power junction temperature sensor that has been developed to be embedded into ASIC designs.


Moortec believe that in-chip monitoring has become a vital factor in the design and performance optimisation of small-geometry designs. Since 2010 Moortec have specialised in the development and delivery of highly featured embedded Process, Voltage and Temperature (PVT) sensors for or use in-chip within advanced node CMOS technologies such as 28nm and 16nm.

Using such monitors embedded within SoC (System on Chip) designs allows for greater dynamic performance optimization and device reliability as sensing die temperature, detecting logic speed and monitoring voltage supply levels can be used intelligently to vary system clock frequencies and the voltage levels of supply domains.

“There is now a critical need for reliable and accurate in-chip thermal monitoring for semiconductor geometries of 16nm and below”, said Managing Director Stephen Crosher. “Embedded PVT monitoring is an emerging market and we are pleased to be supporting TSMC’s customers with our innovative thermal sensing circuit technology.”

With the launch last year of the Moortec embedded Voltage Monitor and Process Monitor, the addition of this new temperature sensor now completes Moortec’s PVT sensing solution on TSMC 16FFC & FF+. Moortec have also extended their IP offering within the embedded monitoring space by providing PVT control subsystems, extra digital interfacing options (eg. AMBA APB) and enhanced support for Dynamic Voltage Frequency Scaling (DVFS) sub-systems.

About Moortec

Established in 2005, Moortec provide in-chip monitors and sensors, such as embedded Process Monitors (P), Voltage Monitors (V) and Temperature Sensors (T). Moortec’s PVT monitoring IP products enhance the performance and reliability of today’s Integrated Circuit (silicon chip) designs. Having a track record of delivery to tier-1 semiconductor and product companies, Moortec provide a quick and efficient path to market for customer products and innovations.

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