Plymouth, UK (30th May 2013) - Moortec Semiconductor Limited, provider of mixed-signal IP and chip solutions, announces the Moortec Embedded Voltage Monitor (MEVM) IP on 28-nanometer (nm) and 65-nm low-geometry CMOS technologies. The MEVM IP allows developers of large scale semiconductor devices to monitor up to nine digital supply domains dynamically on-chip, optimising system performance, allowing Dynamic Voltage Scaling (DVS) and enhancing the design flow of System on Chip (SoC) developments. Although the IP is predominantly analog in design, the digital interfacing and standard CMOS process compatibility makes it easy to integrate within any digital implementation flow. An AMBA APB interface to the IP is also available.
“It is apparent, for semiconductor geometries of 65nm, 40nm, 28nm and below, that there is a growing need for on-chip monitoring,” said Stephen Crosher, Managing Director of Moortec Semiconductor. “As transistor geometries shrink and the gate density of modern devices increase, designers are having to deal with IR Drop issues like never before. Our Voltage Monitor IP enables schemes such as Dynamic Voltage Scaling (DVS) to not only enhance device performance but also avoid issues of logic operating at critically low voltage levels. As an independent IP vendor, this IP together with our other die-monitoring solutions, provide to the wider development community choices in PVT monitoring, dynamic system optimization and the thermal protection of devices.”
Moortec, who have already delivered their Voltage Monitor IP to customers world-wide, have available a high-accuracy Temperature Sensor and a Process Detector in development, the latter being ready for delivery late 2013. With each block, optionally provided with an AMBA APB interface for customers using ARM-based architectures, their next step is to extend their range to include voltage glitch detection, provide integrated die-monitoring IP modules and make available their IP range on 20nm and 14nm technologies.
See www.moortec.com for more information on the METS IP range.
About Moortec Semiconductor
Moortec Semiconductor, established in 2005, provide high quality analog and mixed-signal IP blocks as well as Custom Chip solutions world-wide for a variety of applications. The UK based design group also provide Platforms for IC test and evaluation. 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. For information please visit www.moortec.com.