Most foundries provide GPIO libraries for free. These libraries contain power/ground cells, analog I/Os, digital I/Os. However, for some applications the general purpose library introduces limitations. Sofics developed solutions to extend the GPIO libraries.
Interface solution with low parasitic capacitance
Interface solution for low-voltage I/Os below 1.8V.
Low leakage interface solutions
Any ESD robustness level
Higher voltage tolerance like 5V
12nm – Library contents
- Low-leakage ESD power clamps for different voltage domains (0.8V – 3.3V).
- Analog I/Os for the different voltage options with full local ESD protection so there is no need to worry about power bus resistance.
- Solutions for high-speed communication with low parasitic capacitance. Cells can be adapted for your requirement. Example: 100fF for 1kV HBM.
- Analog I/Os with higher voltage tolerance (e.g. 5V) or overvoltage tolerant for hot-swap, cold-spare, failsafe interfaces.
Fabless companies using Sofics IP can enable higher performance, higher robustness and reduce design time and cost.
Sofics is a foundry independent semiconductor IP provider that has supported 100+ companies worldwide with customized/specialty Analog I/Os and on-chip ESD protection. The technology has been characterized on most CMOS processes, as well as on SiGe, SOI, BCD and advanced FinFET nodes like 16nm, 12nm, 7nm, 6nm and 5nm.
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Reuse of Sofics IP in Toshiba’s ASIC products has consistently resulted in robust Charged Device Model (CDM) performance.
Kenji Numata, Senior manager, Toshiba semiconductor company