Plymouth, UK, 10th December 2018
Moortec, provider of complete In-Chip Monitoring PVT Subsystems announced today that Credo has utilised Moortec’s Temperature Sensor and Voltage Monitor IP to optimise performance and increase reliability in their latest generation of SerDes chips.
Credo offers high-performance, mixed-signal semiconductor solutions including advanced serializer-deserializer (SerDes) IP and interconnect solutions. The company’s products are used to scale bandwidth and deliver end-to-end signal integrity in next-generation platforms requiring single-lane rate 25G, 50G, and 100G connectivity.
As a global innovation leader in high performance, low power connectivity solutions for 100G, 200G, and 400G port enabled networks, Credo has consistently broken through perceived technical barriers, delivering industry-leading speed, power and equalization. Credo’s unique, patented mixed signal architecture is the foundation for its high performance, low power, connectivity chip solutions and robust SerDes IP offerings. Moortec’s PVT sensors are utilized in all Credo standard products which are being deployed on system OEM linecards and 100G per lambda optical modules which are enabling the next generation of datacenter, service provider, and enterprise networks.
“After a comprehensive investigation, we concluded that the PVT sensing fabric from Moortec was the best IP solution that can meet our wide range of high performance interconnect chip solutions and advanced process node IP requirements,” said Arshan Aga, Credo’s Vice President of Analog Design. “Moortec’s silicon-proven PVT sensors made for easy integration, which allows us to reduce time-to-market and project risk. Moortec’s technical support was also very prompt and effective.”
Moortec VP of Sales, Naseer Khan said “We are delighted to be able to support Credo’s advances in SerDes technology with our highly accurate, highly featured temperature sensing and voltage monitoring IP”. Thermal and supply management is crucial in these kind of high bandwidth Serdes architectures. Moortec’s monitoring IP is perfectly designed to address the sort of issues that can arise as a result of hotspots and drops in supply across the chip”.
Credo is a leading provider of high performance, mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the data center, enterprise networking and high-performance computing markets. Credo’s advanced Serializer-Deserializer (SerDes) technology delivers the bandwidth scalability and end-to-end signal integrity for next generation platforms requiring single-lane 25G, 50G, and 100G connectivity. Credo makes its SerDes available in the form of Intellectual Property (IP) licensing on the most advanced process nodes and with complementary product families focused on extending reach and multiplexing to higher data rates. Credo has offices in San Jose, Taiwan, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Established in 2005, Moortec provides compelling embedded subsystem IP solutions for Process, Voltage & Temperature (PVT) monitoring, targeting advanced node CMOS technologies on 40nm, 28nm, 16nm, 12nm and 7nm. Moortec’s in-chip sensing solutions support the semiconductor design community’s demands for increased device reliability and enhanced performance optimisation, enabling schemes such as DVFS, AVS and power management control systems. Moortec provides excellent support for IP application, integration and device test during production. Moortec’s high-performance analog and mixed-signal IP designs are delivered to ASIC and System on Chip (SoC) technologies within the datacenter, consumer, automotive and IoT sectors.
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