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Silicon Creations’ SerDes Technology Helps Power Leading-Edge 8K TV

June 26, 2018, anysilicon

Silicon Creations, a leading supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal intellectual property (IP), announced today that its SerDes (Serializer/Deserializer) receive and transmit PMA (Physical Media Attachment) technology has been deployed in an SoC that powers a leading 8K (UHD) flat-panel television.

 

The SoC was designed by Socle, an IC ODM and IC channel company that develops ASICs for leading Flat Panel TV, IoT and robotics applications, which integrated Silicon Creations’ Rx and Tx PMAs into a pixel-processing SoC that was then deployed in the UHD TV.

“Socle’s SoC proves that the combination of Silicon Creations’ V-by-One HS PMAs implemented in TSMC’s 28nm HPC+ process and the V-by-One HS Rx and Tx controllers from a third party can effectively support a real UHD TV system,” said Andrew Cole, Vice President, Silicon Creations.

 

“We have also tested the electrical performance of the PMAs in a TSMC 28 HPC+ test chip showing that the IPs perform very well, easily meeting the specifications, including running in loop-back at over 6Gbps. That demonstrates plenty of margin to the 4Gbps required by the V-by-One HS standard. We’re delighted that this collaboration with Socle has been successful with the first silicon tapeout, a testament to the competent design teams in both companies,” Cole added.

 

Silicon Creations offers a range of SerDes IP built upon proven ring PLLs (phase-locked loops) and high-speed line drivers and receivers. Its PMA architecture is in production in more than 25 SerDes products, from 180nm to 28nm and at speeds up to 20Gbps.

 

In addition to V-by-One HS, Silicon Creations offers targeted PMAs and PHYs including JESD204, XAUI, CPRI, SGMII, CPRI, OIF-CEI, Infiniband, PCIe1/2/3/4 and Serial RapidIO, as well as Multiprotocol PMAs covering over 30 protocols from 250Mb/s to 12.7Gb/s and SerDes designed for custom requirements.

 

Silicon Creations will be highlighting their IP for PLL, SerDes and high-speed differential I/Os in booth #2525 at the 55th Design Automation Conference (DAC) June 24 – 28, 2018 at Moscone West Center, San Francisco.

 

About Silicon Creations

Silicon Creations is focused on providing world-class silicon intellectual property (IP) for precision and general-purpose timing (PLLs), SerDes and high-speed differential I/Os. Silicon Creations’ IP is in production from 7- to 180-nanometer process technologies. With a complete commitment to customer success, its IP has an excellent record of first silicon to mass production in customer designs. Silicon Creations, founded in 2006, is self-funded and growing. The company has development centers in Atlanta, Ga., and Krakow, Poland, and worldwide sales representation. For more information, visit www.siliconcr.com.

 

About Socle

Founded in 2001, joined Foxconn Group in 2014, Socle is a leading semiconductor company with comprehensive solutions for SoC design service in IoT, server, automotive, multimedia, and peripherals. Socle has more than 50+ global customers including several Fortune 500 companies. Socle’s specialty is IC ODM with integration of Foxconn ecosystem. The company collaborates with worldwide IP/EDA, Design alliance, wafer foundries, package, and testing vendors to provide one-stop total solution to the industry. For more information, visit www.socle-tech.com or contact asic_sales@socle-tech.com.