Moortec Semiconductor Limited (www.moortec.com), provider of on chip monitoring and optimization IP for advanced node CMOS technologies, has become a PRiME Programme Associate (www.prime-project.org). The PRiME Associate membership is designed for companies who operate in fields with a clear synergy to the research areas being pursued by PRiME.
PRiME is a £5.6m EPSRC funded five year program (2013-2018) which brings together four universities (University of Southampton, Imperial College London, University of Manchester, University of Newcastle) with world-leading expertise in the complementary research areas of; low-power, highly-parallel, reconfigurable and dependable computing and verified software design. Working in collaboration with industrial partners (ARM, Imagination Technologies, Altera, Microsoft Research, Freescale) and international visiting experts, PRiME’s objective is to tackle the challenge of developing the theory and practice of future high-performance embedded systems, which utilize many-core processors, to enable processor core scaling with sustainable energy consumption and reliability.
Moortec Semiconductor have been tackling the issue presented by complex, multi-core processor System on Chip (SoC) designs, which although enabling a marketplace of compelling electronic products attractive to the consumer, do however come with some very real challenges. Developers of advanced node devices, on technologies such as 28-nm and FinFET, are becoming increasingly aware of the issues of heat, voltage supply and variations within the manufacturing process. To tackle these issues, Moortec provide process, voltage and temperature (PVT) monitoring IP solutions that are embedded within SoC designs. The on-chip monitors allow for dynamic performance optimization, 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.
See www.moortec.com/PVT-IP for more information on Moortec’s Embedded PVT Monitoring solutions.