TriCN Announces Product Support for Chartered Semiconductor; TriCN Base I/O Library Enables High-Speed Interface Development for Chartered Customers.
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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 26, 2004
TriCN, a leading developer of intellectual property (IP) for high-speed semiconductor interface technology, today announced the immediate availability of its Base I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output library in the 130 nanometer One billionth of a meter. Nanometers are used to measure the wavelengths of light. See angstrom and metric system. (nm) process for Chartered Semiconductor. Broadly applicable to a wide variety of interface application requirements, TriCN's Base I/O library is a comprehensive set of cells containing all elements necessary for pad ring assembly.
TriCN's Base I/O library is particularly well suited to the demands of high-performance interface applications. The cells are designed to accommodate more robust power and ground demands, allowing for an effective area gain compared to competing libraries. All cells feature built-in noise isolation to provide improved operation and reliability in high-performance applications. Additionally, the library is designed to support not only bond-wire, but also flip-chip packaging typically found in high-speed ICs.
"We are pleased to offer support for Chartered Semiconductor customers in the TriCN product portfolio," said Joseph Curry, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of TriCN. "As one of the world's top three semiconductor foundries, Chartered has a large and diverse group of customers who can now take advantage of TriCN's high-performance interface technology to achieve their frequency targets. High-speed interface design is an increasingly complex prospect for semiconductor companies. We are eager to work with both Chartered and their customers to meet these challenges."
TriCN's library is well differentiated from competing products on the basis of the variety of cells offered, as well as the performance and flexibility of those cells. Along with the standard array of Corners, Breakers, Power and Ground, and LVTTL/LVCMOS cells, TriCN's Base I/O Library includes higher performance HSTL HSTL High-Speed Transceiver Logic (family of logic integrated circuits)
HSTL High-Speed Transistor Logic (electronics) , SSTL-2, PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.
(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus). 2.2, PCI-X (PCI eXtended) An enhanced PCI bus technology originally developed by IBM, HP and Compaq that is backward compatible with existing PCI cards. PCI and 32-bit PCI-X slots are physically the same, and PCI cards can plug into PCI-X slots. 1.0, and USB USB
in full Universal Serial Bus
Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer. 1.1, cells currently lacking in most competitive offerings.
TriCN's Base I/O library is immediately available for flip-chip and bond-wire applications in the Chartered 130nm process.
Founded in 1997, San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden , California-based TriCN is a leading developer of high-performance semiconductor interface intellectual property (IP). The company provides a complete portfolio of IP for maximizing data throughput The speed with which a computer processes data. It is a combination of internal processing speed, peripheral speeds (I/O) and the efficiency of the operating system and other system software all working together.
1. on and off the chip. All products are designed using rigorous signal integrity and timing analysis to ensure first time power-up success. Products include Base I/O libraries for pad-ring creation, high-performance memory and networking interfaces, multi-function I/O's compatible with multiple interface protocols, and multi-gigabit SerDes products. TriCN's customers range from fabless semiconductor to systems companies and independent design manufacturers.
For more information, please visit TriCN's web site at www.tricn.com.
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