QuickLogic is supporting its customers and developers by making available its first customer-defined eFPGA block created by using QuickLogic's newly launched Australis IP Generator tool for the GlobalFoundries 22FDX process.
QuickLogic claims by using complete standard cell design approach, customized eFPGA IP generation can be completed in weeks to a few months, substantially faster than alternative eFPGA vendors. Business benefits as per Quicklogic include fast time to market, PPA requirements optimisation, and saving of cost.
Quicklogic launched its new Australis tool in the third quarter of 2001, which is very needy tool who seek higher flexibility in developing FPGA integrated SoC chips. It generates eFPGA IP for different semiconductor fabrication processes and also can be customised. This means that QuickLogic can deliver IP as per your workload requirements for application specific needs such as changing market requirements, changing standards, changing algorithms in artificial intelligence and machine learning and it supports to implement in your foundry of choice. This software tool is supported by both QuickLogic's Aurora and other open-source tools.
Features of this tool as listed by Quicklogic:
eFPGA IP can be generated / customized to any foundry / process technology within days for a process we already support and within a quarter for new process technologies
eFPGA optimizations for performance, power or area are available
Multiple eFPGA architectures from LUT4 to LUT6, variable routing density, and more
Variety of eFPGA array sizes with option to include Block RAM and/or DSPs blocks
This idea of Quicklogic has helped companies targeting markets such as IoT, industrial, consumer, and aerospace/defense, where they could customise a single SoC family for different applications, where differences are not much. With the strength of flexibility, adding a new feature or modifying a feature or adopting to new standard is lot easier. The development cost is reduced by using this programmable FPGA technology.
"Australis has enabled us to change the game in terms of generating and delivering compelling Efpga IP for the foundry and process combination our customers need, in substantially less time," said Mao Wang, QuickLogic's senior director of product management. "It is working exactly as expected, and now we support the very popular 22nm node on three of the world's most popular fab processes. We look forward to supporting many more Efpga cores, customers, and processes in the near future as more and more SoC developers come to realize how quick and easy it is to add Efpga IP to their devices."
The Australis Efpga IP Generator for GlobalFoundries 22FDX process is immediately available along with the support. For more information visit https://www.quicklogic.com/products/efpga/efpga-ip2.