star-ic-design-virtualization-213x277

What is IC Design Virtualization?

Find out more with our IC design virtualization white paper series:

  • Design Virtualization and Its Impact on SoC Design

  • Design Virtualization Technology for Low-Power ASICs

Papers

TCAM Application Note: Streamline Multi-Byte Searches With TCAM Arrays

Embedded content addressable memories (CAMs) allow system designers to define various configurations to match architectural requirements to achieve the optimal performance, power and cost of the system.

This application note describes a simple way to customize eSilicon’s eFlexCAM™ memories into a register-array CAM that supports parallel compare and write operations and multiple byte-match lines, typically used in network security applications.

Request a copy of this application note by email.

Request

See Our Complete
IP Catalog

Our complete portfolio of customizable semiconductor IP and I/Os is available at ChipEstimate.com.

Semiconductor IP Integration

With a large semiconductor IP portfolio from leading IP suppliers, we help you select the right IP to meet your design requirements. A typical ASIC produced by eSilicon has between six to 10 different types of IP. With over 200 successful tapeouts, we have significant experience in IP selection and integration. This is especially important when it comes to complex IP such as high-speed SerDes where the integration requirements can be demanding.

Our IP integration approach is holistic, encompassing design for test, physical design, power management, package design and signal integrity. The integration requirements vary depending on the type of IP. We draw on our vast experience in handling successful IP integrations to help meet your design requirements.

Value-Added Third-Party IP and Custom IP

eSilicon partners with top IP suppliers to enable quick, streamlined access to quality IP for customer designs. Our design process includes extensive IP modeling so we can help you choose the best IP to meet your design requirements.

  • In addition to our vast third-party IP portfolio — including IP from ARM, Avago, Imagination and Synopsys — we provide custom logic, memory, analog and I/O solutions to meet your specific design requirements, whether they are targeted for high performance, low power or low cost.
  • Our unique design methodology further optimizes power, performance or area for your ASIC.

eSilicon's key semiconductor IP partners include:

Analog Bits IP

Analog Bits, Inc. is the leader in developing and delivering low-power integrated clocking and interconnect IP that are pervasive in virtually all of today's semiconductors. Products include precision clocking macros such as PLLs and DLLs, programmable interconnect solutions, such as multi-protocol SERDES and I/Os; as well as specialized high-speed SRAMs and TCAMs. For more information, visit analogbits.com

Please contact eSilicon sales for more information on Analog Bits IP.

ARM IP

ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM's comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company's broad partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies.

Please contact eSilicon sales for more information on ARM IP.

Cadence IP

The Cadence IP portfolio includes silicon-proven Tensilica IP cores, analog PHY interfaces, standards-based IP cores, verification IP, and other solutions as well as customization services for current and emerging industry standards. The Cadence IP Factory provides you with an automated approach to the customization, delivery, and verification of SoC IP.

Please contact eSilicon sales for more information on Cadence IP.

Dolphin Technology IP

Dolphin Technology provides SoC designers with a broad array of silicon-proven IP for memory, I/O, standard cells, DDR PHY, memory controllers, PLL/DLL and memory test and repair (BIST).

Please contact eSilicon sales for more information on Dolphin Technology IP.

Imagination Technologies IP

Imagination Technologies creates and licenses market-leading processor solutions for graphics, video, and display, embedded processing, multi-standard communications and connectivity, and cross-platform V.VoIP and VoLTE. Imagination's offering includes the industry's broadest array of low-power, high-performance embedded MIPS-based microprocessor cores.

These silicon and software intellectual property (IP) solutions for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by an extensive portfolio of software drivers, developer tools and extensive market and technology-focused ecosystems.

Target markets include mobile phone and multimedia, connected home consumer, mobile and tablet computing, in-car electronics, telecoms, health, smart energy and connected sensors and controllers. Imagination's licensees include many of the world's leading semiconductor, network operator and electronics OEM/ODM companies.

Please contact eSilicon sales for more information on Imagination Technologies IP.

Northwest Logic IP

Northwest Logic, founded in 1995 and located in Beaverton, Oregon, provides high-performance, silicon-proven, easy-to-use IP cores including high-performance memory interface solutions (DDR4/3/2/1, LPDDR4/3/2/1, RLDRAM 3/II), Expresso Solutions (PCI Express 3.0/2.1/1.1 cores and drivers including DMA support), and MIPI solutions (CSI-2, DSI). These solutions support a full range of platforms including ASICs, Structured ASICs and FPGAs. For additional information, visit www.nwlogic.com or contact info@nwlogic.com.

Please contact eSilicon sales for more information on Northwest Logic IP.

Rambus IP

Rambus is a semiconductor IP company that brings invention to market. Our customizable IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, services, and training improve the competitive advantage of our customer’s products while accelerating their time-to-market. Rambus products and innovations capture, secure and move data. For more information, visit rambus.com

Please contact eSilicon sales for more information on Rambus IP.

Semtech IP

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high-quality analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products. We are dedicated to providing you with proprietary solutions and breakthrough technology in power management, circuit protection, timing and synchronization, touch interface, video broadcasting, high-performance optical transport equipment (SerDes), high-reliability military products, low-power wireless RF, and digital sensor/signal conditioning ICs. Our products are used in some of the most innovative systems and in some of the fastest growing markets in the industry. These markets include Smartphones, LCD TVs, Notebook Computers, Wireless LAN Modems, Automatic Meter Reading, Ultra-Low Power Medical, Satellite Communication, Cellular Infrastructure, Optical Transport and Datacenters. For more information, visit semtech.com

Please contact eSilicon sales for more information on Semtech IP.

SiliconGate IP

With a highly professional design team, counting more than 50 years of combined design experience and countless circuits in production, SiliconGate develops world class state-of-the-art IP.
Its close ties to several University research groups reflect the constant pursuit for ever more efficient and better performing design solutions. This privileged link also provides a nearly endless supply of highly talented and highly motivated young designers. For more information, visit silicongate.com

Please contact eSilicon sales for more information on SiliconGate IP.

Synopsys IP

Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in electronic design automation and a leading provider of high-quality, silicon-proven IP solutions for SoC designs. The broad Synopsys DesignWare IP portfolio includes complete interface IP solutions consisting of controllers, PHY and Verification IP for widely used protocols, analog IP, embedded memories, logic libraries, embedded test and repair IP and configurable processor cores. In addition, Synopsys offers SystemC™ transaction-level models to build virtual prototypes for rapid, pre-silicon development of software. With a robust IP development methodology, reuse tools, extensive investment in quality and comprehensive technical support, Synopsys enables designers to accelerate time-to-market and reduce integration risk. For more information on Synopsys DesignWare IP, click here.

Please contact eSilicon sales for more information on Synopsys IP.

True Circuits IP

True Circuits develops and markets industry-leading PLLs, DLLs and other hard IP for semiconductor and electronic systems customers. TCI's robust state-of-the-art circuits, proven design methodology, and close association with the world's leading fabs, IDMs, and design services companies allow the company to create quickly and reliably new and innovative designs in a variety of advanced process technologies. True Circuits is the volume leader in the timing IP market, and its customers have shipped production volumes now in the billions.  True Circuits can be reached via e-mail at sales@truecircuits.com.

Please contact eSilicon sales for more information on True Circuits IP.

If you would like more information on these IP offerings, or have questions about other IP not featured here, please contact eSilicon sales. eSilicon has an extensive offering of third-party and custom semiconductor IP and can help find the right IP for your custom chip.