FrenusTech

India

Our Focus: End to End VLSI Design Services and Embedded Systems.

We provide Solutions / Engineering Talent: To build Intellectual Properties (IPs) and System On Chips (SOC) involving both Digital & Analog design for Accelerator based SOCs, Consumer Electronics, IOTs, Automotive and Aerospace.

Our core leadership team brings in vast expertise from various domains of VLSI design. We have successfully delivered 4-IPs and 2-SoCs to our customers in full ownership mode within 2 years of operations.

Services

Digital Verification

IP Verification & Validation

  • Test feature extraction and test plan creation
  • Functional coverage matrix to get maximum cross-functional verification
  • Complete Verification Environment built up from scratch

 

Multicore SoC Verification

  • SoC level verification and expertise in System Architecture to take up SoC verification
  • Expertise in various processors from RISC based, DSP & Crypto processor cores
  • Experience in various complex Protocols and Standards such as USB, Ethernet, PCIE, Wireless, DO-254
  • Experience in Power architecture and UPF flow simulation

Physical Design

Physical Design, Verification and Sign Off

  • We have expertise in taking full ownership of RTL to GDS for Block Level or Top Level.
  • We have three successful Tape Outs with full ownership where we built the entire Back End flow and delivered from Netlist to GDSII. One project was delivered in turnkey mode for a China client.
  • Our Physical Design team has expertise in technology process nodes from 7nm FINFETs to 350nm BCDMOS.

 

Synthesis

  • Setting up the synthesis flow
  • Verifying constraints
  • Different logic/timing/power optimization techniques

 

Static Timing Analysis (STA)

  • Setting up the STA flow
  • Develop timing constraints and exceptions
  • Timing Analysis for multi modes & multi corners
  • Timing ECOs using TSO or manual for timing critical paths

 

Physical Design & Verification

  • Setting up the Physical Design Flow
  • Floor Planning at Top Level & Block Level
  • Power Planning at Top Level & Block Level
  • Placement and optimization
  • Clock Tree Synthesis (CTS)
  • Routing and optimization

 

Logic Equivalence Check (LEC)

  • Setting up the LEC flow for both functional and CLP
  • Develop constraints
  • Analysis & Debug

Sign Off

  • Power Integrity (Power EM and IR-Drop)
  • Signal Integrity (Sig EM, IR-Drop and Noise)
  • Physical Verification (DRC, LVS, ERC, Customer Specific Checks)

DFT – Design for Testability

  • DFT Implementation – Test Pin-Muxing, SCAN Insertion, LBIST Insertion, Compression
  • Logic Insertion, Boundary Scan Insertion, Memory BIST insertion and IOs.
  • Automatic Test Pattern Generation (ATPG), ATPG verification.
  • DFT simulations and timing for SCAN, Boundary SCAN, MBIST & LBIST modes.

Analog, Mixed Signal & Technology Foundation

Analog, Mixed Signal and RF – Design, Verification & Layout

  • Analog Circuit Design
  • Analog Design Verification – Simulation based
  • Analog and Mixed Signal Modelling (AMS-Modelling)
  • Analog and Mixed Signal Verification (AMS-Verification)
  • Analog and Digital Co-Simulation
  • Layout Design – Analog, Mixed Signal, RF, Custom-Digital etc.
  • Post Layout – Extraction, Simulation and Layout/Circuit fixes.
  • Physical Verification (DRC, LVS, ERC, Latch-up, Soft-Conn, DFM etc.)

Technology Foundation

Memory – Design, Characterization, Validation and Layout for all below types:

  • SRAM – Memory Instances
  • SRAM – Memory Compilers
  • Cache Memories

 

Standard Cell Library – Design, Layout, Char, Lib-QC, LEF, Tech-LEF and PD-Validation for:

  • High Performance Libraries – Multi-VT, Multi-Channel (10-Track Libs and above)
  • High Density Libraries – Multi-VT, Multi-Channel (8 and 9 Track Libs)
  • Ultra High Density Libraries – Multi-VT, Multi-Channel (6, 7 and 7.5 -Track Libs)

Embedded Systems

  • Porting from 8-bit/16-bit controllers to 32-bit or 64-bit microprocessors and Integrations
  • Development of protocol stacks, system interface drivers, memory devices
  • System and Product Validations, Connectivity compliance
  • HBA and SSD firmware (SAS/SATA device controller firmware)
  • ACPI Firmware, Server BIOS validations
  • Touch controller and Application processor communication protocol firmware
  • Firmware and on-board diagnostics
  • Platform migrations – OS Porting/Customization/Enhancement Services
  • Feature enhancements
  • Development of Board Support Packages & BSP enhancements
  • Device Drivers for various reference designs and for new processors/Board
  • Porting of Applications onto different operating systems

IP Cores

Hardware Accelerator for Crypto currencies

As we go deeper into cryptocurrency and mining, the mining hardware efficiency is the key to success

 

The mining is becoming increasingly challenging and competitive and the real ROI comes from faster and efficient

hashing

 

This is possible through custom made designs and modifications in algorithm

 

We have a very good design that can compete with existing world leaders in bitcoin and litecoin mining

 

The designs are widely used in security algorithms apart from crypto-currencies, especially SHA256 algorithm (backbone of bitcoin)