EFY Times  
Thursday, January 29, 2015

 
GO
 
 

Cadence And GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announce First Test Chip Featuring ARM Cortex-A12 Processor In 28nm-SLP Process
 
Home >> Electronics >> Technology
 
Cadence And GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announce First Test Chip Featuring ARM Cortex-A12 Processor In 28nm-SLP Process  
 
   
Rate this news:  (0 Votes)
Friday, March 21, 2014 At CDNLive Silicon Valley 2014, Cadence Design Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) and GLOBALFOUNDRIES announced that they have taped out a quad core test chip built around the ARM Cortex-A12 processor. Targeted to operate at frequencies of up to 2.0GHz while still within the mainstream mobile power and area envelope, the test chip is implemented in GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 28nm-SLP (Super Low Power 28 nanometer High-K Metal Gate) process using a full Cadence® tool flow and incorporates ARM POP™ technology to leverage the full performance range of the 28-SLP process.






The Cortex-A12 processor provides a 40 percent performance increase and direct upgrade path from ARM's highly successful Cortex-A9 processor, while matching the energy efficiency of its predecessor. The successful tapeout marks an important move toward the incorporation of the Cortex-A12 core in mobile applications such as smartphones and tablets.

"As the lead foundry working with the Cortex-A12 processor, we collaborated closely with Cadence and ARM to implement this new core using our 28nm low-power process, and ARM libraries specifically tuned to meet demanding mobile market requirements," said Ana Hunter, vice president of product management at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. "This test chip will be instrumental in showing our mutual customers how they can productize and reap the benefits from the Cortex-A12 processor in conjunction with the 28nm-SLP process using a Cadence flow."

"The ARM Cortex-A12 processor is a high-performance compute solution that will benefit developers looking to upgrade existing mid-range mobile products as well as expanding our technology into a new range of electronic devices such as set-top boxes," said Dipesh Patel, executive vice president and general manager, physical design group, ARM. "The work by ARM, Cadence and GLOBALFOUNDRIES in jointly developing a test chip on 28nm utilizing ARM POP IP will accelerate its time to market."

The full Cadence RTL-to-signoff digital implementation flow was used, including Encounter® RTL Compiler, Encounter RTL Compiler with Physical, Encounter Digital Implementation System and Encounter Conformal Equivalence Checker. The full suite of Cadence signoff tools were also used, including QRC Extraction, Tempus™ Timing Signoff Solution and the Physical Verification System, closing final signoff and achieving tapeout in 15 weeks from RTL availability.

"Projects like this Cortex-A12 processor test chip are important milestones, and can only be achieved through tight collaboration," said Anirudh Devgan, senior vice president of the Digital and Signoff Group at Cadence. "Our work with GLOBALFOUNDRIES and ARM will be welcome news for electronics companies interested in exploring ARM's newest core."

GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 28nm-SLP technology is ideally suited for the next generation of smart mobile devices, enabling designs with faster processing speeds, smaller feature sizes, lower standby power and longer battery life. The technology is based on GLOBALFOUNDRIES' "Gate First" approach to High-K Metal Gate (HKMG), which has been in volume production for nearly three years. The technology offers a combination of performance, power efficiency and cost that is ideally suited for the mobile market.

POP technology contains ARM Artisan® Physical IP logic libraries and memory instances specifically tuned for a given ARM core and process technology, a comprehensive benchmarking report to pinpoint exact conditions and results ARM achieved for core implementation, and POP implementation knowledge including a user guide, floor plans and scripts. POP IP products are currently available from 40nm to 28nm, with a roadmap down to 14nm process technology for a wide range of Cortex-A processor series CPU and Mali™ GPU products.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES will deliver a presentation on their joint work at CDNLive Silicon Valley today, March 12. The presentation is titled, "A Power-, Performance-, and Cost-Optimized Cortex-A12 Implementation in 28nm-SLP (Super-Low-Power) Technology"



Print Email Post Comment 
(Total Views: 378)
 
Share

 
 
Electronics News
   
Research And Markets: Global Light Vehicle Wiring Market Report 2015
Fluoropolymer Market In Healthcare Industry 2015-2019 With 3M,AGC Chemicals,DAIKIN,DuPont,Honeywell,Mexichem & Zeus Industrial Products Dominating
ADATA Launches 16 Million Color AURA LED Bulb
Sixth Annual IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference To Focus On Future Path For The Smart Grid
 
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
Most popular
 

Daily

Weekly

10 Must-Have Android Widgets!
Dropbox App Finally Debuts On Windows Phones And Tablets!
Windows 10 Flagship Smartphone To Launch This Summer!
Top 5 Arduino And Raspberry Pi Projects You Must Try!
6 Products To Protect Your Digital Privacy!
Top 10 Open Source Mobile Tools For Workplace
8 Technologies That Tick-Off Linus Torvalds!
Top 5 Tech Deals On This Republic Day Weekend!
Microsoft HoloLens Device To Become A Part Of Mars Explorations!
Hybrid Pulls Ahead As Cloud Computing Reaches Maturity, Oracle Research Finds
WhatsApp Now Available On Web Browser!
Follow These Steps To Avail WhatsApp On Your Desktop!
Delta Magnets Ltd To Enter Into JV With Chinese Company!
Top 10 Data Recovery Tools For Linux
More 64-Bit Budget Smartphones Coming In 2015, ARM Holdings Predicts!
Microsoft Announces Windows 10 OS Upgrade For Free, HoloLens Headset and More!
 
   

Overall

Features
7 Amazing Tools To Embrace DevOps During Software Development
Here are seven best DevOps tools which are promising enough to make life easier for developers as well as sysadmins......
5 Best Frameworks To Build Applications With AngularJS
Here is a list of five such frameworks which can help you build a web-based application with AngularJS......
8 Most Recognised Open Source Projects In Recent Times!
Since 2009, open source logistics company Black Duck has been acknowledging the Open Source Rookies of the year. This year too they have announced win...
Brisbane's Spectacular LED Light Show At The G20 Leaders' Summit
The month long ‘Colour Me Brisbane’ lighting event took over the whole city, with temporary LED light installations located in Brisbane Square, Quay C...
6 Gadgets And Apps To Record Your Life!
Here is the list of 12 tech wizards that can document your life in memorable way....
7 Latest Free Online Courses To Make It Big In The Global Tech Space!
Among the hundreds of MOOCs offerings, here we have compiled a list of seven most useful courses for you which can help you grow as an IT professional...
15 Must-Have Android Apps For Professionals!
Here is the list of 15 Android apps for specific professions that can boost your work productivity....
7 Organisations Boosting Open Source Technology Development
There are seven organisations which promote and develop both open source hardware and software. Here are those seven communities......
12 Best Cheat Sheets For Web Developers
Developers have hard time in developing product efficiently. Here is the list of 12 cheat sheets that can be a kickstart in your web development work....
The ‘Bengal Global Business Summit’ Showcases The Opportunities Offered By The East
With the new policies in place, the state government has ensured ease of doing business, which is a big step towards encouraging investors....
10 Budget Smartphones With Maximum Battery Life!
Here is the list of affordable Android smartphones under Rs 10,000/- that promise long lasting battery life....
8 Technologies That Tick-Off Linus Torvalds!
Linus Torvalds hates certain technologies for various reasons. Here are eight such technologies and his public statements about them....
10 Fresh Tools For Web Developers
Web designing is challenging but there are tons of frameworks and tools available to simplify the task of developers. Here is list of ten latest tool...
10 Gadgets That Can Empower Women Around The World!
Low-tech gadgets can make great difference for women in developing countries. Here are ten such gadgets that can make real difference in lives of wome...
5 Ways Big Data Can Affect Your Business!
Business leaders understand the revolutionary force of Big Data but this can be a disruptive threat for all businesses out there....
 
  View All
Dialogue
 
“Elcom Plans To Build A New State Of The Art R&D And Manufacturing Unit In Maharashtra", Reveals MD Girish V Vaze
Starting out as a small business to cater to the industry’s need for import substitutes, Elcom International has grown to be a leader in the field of ...
Delta Magnets Ltd To Enter Into JV With Chinese Company!
The company had partnered with TDK Japan for technology transfer to manufacture magnets in India....
"Littelfuse Is Growing At Around 20-25 Per Cent In India And Expect That To Continue", Predicts VP Deepak Nayar
On the electronics side, Littelfuse has registered an 8-10 per cent growth, year on year....
10 Questions That Google Never Asks While Hiring!
Here is a list of 10 questions that Google just banned from their interviews....
For Enjay, Open Source Technology Is A Way Of Life
An entirely open source-based company, Enjay IT Solutions, has built itself a reputation in the OSS domain....
   
  View All
Videos
 
First Look: LG Optimus G
The phone sports a high-end display and comes powered by a powerful processor. ...
Create QR-Codes For Free
TEC-IT releases the freeware QR-Code Studio to provide a quick and convenient way of QR code creation for every application scenario....
DoT Secretary Shares Plans For Growth Of Telecom Sector
M.F. Farooqui has recently taken charge as secretary, Department of Telecom....
Hands-On: Sony Xperia Z
Xperia Z is Sony's first entrant model in the big-screen smartphone category. ...
Hands On: Videocon A30 Smartphone
Videocon, the consumer electronics company which is known for its refrigerators, washing machine and air-conditioner has unveiled its Android-based sm...
   
View All
   
 
IFA 2014
 
IFA 2014: LG Launches 34-Inches Curved Monitor
The company is yet to confirm price and availability of the device....
IFA 2014: Intel Launches First Core M Range Of Processors
This range of processors is tailor-made for 2-in-1 devices which include a tablet and a laptop....
MWC 2014: Tablet Lets People Feel Textures On Its Screen
Now feel what you see on your tablet, by way of ultrasonic waves....
MWC 2014: 4K Android Tablet Games To Kill Consoles, iPad
Tablet makers like Samsung want to beat the iPad by making 4K tabs. ...
MWC 2014: This Vodafone Backpack Helps Get Network In Disaster Situations
Two engineers of Vodafone New Zealand displayed the "mini" mobile network by Vodafone substructure in a backpack. ...
MWC 2014: Wilocity Chipset To Bring 'Lightening' Speed To Mobile Phones
Wilocity has developed a WiGig chipset for mobile phones that will bring lightning-fast wireless capability ...
MWC 2014: Samsung Introduces Octacore, Hexacore Chipsets
The Korean giant, Samsung unveiled two new octacore and hexacore chipsets at MWC 2014, in Barcelona. The company previously used Exynos 5 Octa 5410 ch...
   
View All
   
 
Events
 
19th Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair To Be Held On ...

View All
   
   
 
 

home archives contact us advertise with us
           
Magazines Portals Directories Events News Verticals Educational Institute  
Electronics for You
Open Source for You
Electronics Bazaar
electronicsforu.com
efytimes.com
opensourceforu.com
electronicsb2b.com
Electronics Annual Guide
EFY EXPO INDIA
EFY EXPO WEST
ELECTRONICS ROCKS
EFY Awards
OSIDAYS Expo
Electronics
Infotech
Linux & Open Source
Consumer Electronics
Science & Technology
BPO
EFY Techcenter

Educational Kits
Kitsnspares.com  
 
 
© Copyright 2015 EFY Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without written permission is prohibited.
Usage of the content from the web site is subject to Terms and Conditions