Nantes, France (ots/PRNewswire) -
- Company Offers Strong Track Record in Short Conversion Lead Time
and Reduced NRE
Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a global leader in the
development and fabrication of advanced semiconductor solutions,
announced today the availability of the ATU18, a complete set of 0.18
micron structured array matrices to convert most FPGA/CPLDs with
Atmel's Ultimate Logic Conversion (ULC), enabling significant cost
savings for system makers.
With the ATU18 matrices, Atmel can handle up to 1,200 K-bits Dual
Port RAM, 1,600K gates, PLLs, and Multipliers in a single chip. These
memory blocks are compatible with embedded memory blocks from
FPGA/CPLD makers Xilinx(R) and Altera(R). The 51micron pad pitch
allows significant reduction of die size even for high pin count
conversions that are often pad limited. The Atmel ULC design flow has
been improved to handle the latest FPGA architectures, resulting in a
shorter conversion lead-time.
Atmel's ATU18 solution uses only wafer metal layers to configure
the ULC, offering very low Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) charges
compared to solutions that require a full mask set. By removing the
silicon area needed for programmability and implementing the memory
in ULC memory blocks, Atmel can significantly reduce the size of the
die and can bring up to 80 percent cost savings for the latest FPGAs
with a pin-to-pin compatible offer.
With its 0.18 micron process, Atmel ULC's can support complexities
equivalent to 8,000K FPGA gates. The ULC's internal frequency can be
run at a much faster speed than that with conventional FPGAs, with at
least 200 MHz. Power consumption can typically be 70 percent lower
than its FPGA counterpart.
Gerard Bouvet, ULC Marketing Manager at Atmel, said, "Key industry
players use FPGAs and CPLDs to reduce development cycle time in a
wide range of applications but they have a lot of pressure from the
market place to reduce manufacturing costs. Atmel's success in
providing FPGA/CPLD conversions has benefited many companies from
different market segments, including the data processing, consumer,
digital imaging, industrial, automotive and military sectors."
The ATU18 structured array matrices are available for designs now.
NRE are typically ranging from US$60K to US$120K. Price quotations
may be obtained typically within 24 hours.
Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of
microcontrollers, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory
and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's
broadest intellectual property (IP) portfolios, Atmel is able to
provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions.
Focused on consumer, industrial, security, communications, computing
and automotive markets, Atmel ICs can be found Everywhere You
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