eSilicon offers a set of high-performance and high-bandwidth IP and 2.5D solutions on 7nm technology that target networking and data center applications by offering 56G/112G SerDes, fast caches with more than a 35% increase in performance and TCAMs offering more than a 50% increase in performance from previous FinFET generations, along with the 2.5D integration of up to 1228Gbytes/sec data rate high-bandwidth memory (HBM2).
The 7nm IP platform is eSilicon’s second-generation platform, with architectural enhancements from our silicon-proven platform in previous FinFET technologies. It was designed specifically to meet the high-speed and high-bandwidth requirements of ASICs and ASSPs targeted for networking and data center applications.
eSilicon’s 7nm IP platform delivers a complete ecosystem of networking-optimized IP with high configurability designed in. All IP in the platform is “plug and play,” using the same metal stack, reliability requirements, operating ranges, control interfaces and DFT methodology. This configurability and compatibility results in better performance, higher density and faster time to market.
The platform includes the following IP:
Additional features and benefits for eSilicon’s 7nm IP platform are available under NDA. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the core of the platform is eSilicon’s SerDes technology, a new breed of performance and versatility based on a novel DSP-based architecture. Two 7nm PHYs support 56G and 112G NRZ/PAM4 operation to provide the best power efficiency tradeoffs for server, fabric and line-card applications. The architecture delivers unprecedented power efficiency for a true long-reach capability, with hole-free operation down to 1 Gb/s. The clocking architecture provides extreme flexibility to support multi-link and multi-rate operations per SerDes lane. A multitude of protocols are supported including Ethernet and Fibre Channel. The architecture allows scaling power consumption even further for shorter-reach channels.
Memory processing tends to be the bottleneck in network performance. If memory can’t keep up with increasingly fast processors, the processors have to wait, stalling the system. Specialty memories address the problem in a variety of ways. Ternary content-addressable memories (TCAMs) are unique: they search an entire lookup table in one cycle. eSilicon’s ternary CAM compiler offers more than a 50% increase in performance, compared to previous FinFET generations, enabling high-efficiency, cost-effective solutions for applications such as network search engines, cache for network processors, QoS services, classifications, Ethernet, ATM switches and other diverse networking applications.
User-selectable features include priority encoder, redundancy and bit-write options.
Patented Duo architecture may be licensed for reduced area and power savings for bit widths less than or equal to 80 bits.
High-bandwidth memory (HBM2) achieves higher bandwidth while consuming less power in a substantially smaller form factor than DDR4, or GDDR5. HBM2 technology addresses the bandwidth gap with up to 1228 Gbytes/sec data rate with four HBM2 stacks in a package. HBM2 has eight independent channels using a total of 1024 input and output pins. This density of signals, coupled with interposer design, requires careful design and thorough timing analysis. eSilicon has extensive experience in HBM2 systems, including IP design, systems in package (SiP) design, manufacturing, assembly and test.
The HBM2 PHY supports HBM2 based on the JEDEC JESD 235A standard. The PHY supports up to 307Gbytes/sec bandwidth with 8x128b channels at 2.4Gbps per I/O. The PHY is DFI 4.0 compliant with several controller-independent features such as:
eSilicon’s 7nm memories provide system-on-chip (SoC) architects with a reliable, affordable method of optimizing their product design. eSilicon optimizes its networking-centric memory compilers by leveraging ASIC system-level requirements for high bandwidth for optimal power, performance or area.
Our IP team has been a leading provider of high-quality memory IP since 2000. Our memories are available in 7nm-250nm technologies, optimized to meet challenging PPA requirements for leading foundry and integrated device manufacturer (IDM) processes.
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All eSilicon IP is available in IP Navigator at https://star.esilicon.com, our online IP exploration tool. Navigator provides access to eSilicon’s full portfolio of IP products. Memory instances may be generated, analyzed and downloaded. Power, performance, and area (PPA) data is pre-loaded for easy data comparison and analysis.