Faraday, Infineon collaborate to develop SONOS eFlash platform on UMC’s 40uLP course of


Hsinchu, Taiwan – Faraday Expertise Company, a ASIC design service and IP supplier, introduced it has collaborated with Infineon to develop a SONOS eFlash platform on UMC’s 40uLP course of. This platform features a newly developed eFlash subsystem IP and full eFlash testing answer with easy-to-integrate and quick information entry options.

This complete answer facilitates prospects to speed up product improvement and utilise the flash reminiscence know-how extra simply; in the meantime, it additionally simplifies SONOS eFlash testing with a built-in self-test (BIST) operate to offer prospects stable high quality benefits.

To satisfy the demand for 40nm low-power and safe eFlash pushed by AI, good grid, IoT, and MCU purposes, Faraday and Infineon collectively developed this SONOS eFlash platform. This platform primarily incorporates a flash reminiscence block, controller and the brand new subsystem IP. This subsystem consists of important bus interface, built-in clock management circuits and extra options, reminiscent of automated eFlash initialisation, simplified erase/write process to dump CPU overhead, learn/write safety, and a pseudo random write buffer, for IP integration and utilisation of SONOS eFlash IP. As well as, this subsystem with BIST allows the chips to be examined on basic testing tools to make sure the flash reminiscence high quality and reliability, as nicely for testing time discount.

“We’re excited to work with Faraday to develop this SONOS eFlash platform for patrons,” says Vineet Agrawal, senior director of Infineon Applied sciences LLC Reminiscence Options. “The 40uLP SONOS eFlash has already delivered considerable mass-production initiatives inside the previous few years. With Faraday’s complete SONOS eFlash IP subsystem, IP portfolio, and testing options, we consider this answer will facilitate Faraday’s prospects to hurry up the event of a variety of high-performance and low-power merchandise within the close to future.”

“Infineon’s SONOS eFlash know-how has been market-proven in varied purposes on 40nm course of,” says Flash Lin, COO of Faraday. “By leveraging the benefits of Infineon’s SONOS eFlash on UMC 40uLP, manufacturing cycle time can profit from far fewer extra masks layers when in comparison with different eFlash options. Combining with the brand new platform and our complete ready-to-use 40nm IP merchandise, that are absolutely suitable with 40uLP SONOS eFlash course of, we additional assist prospects simply obtain price, energy, and efficiency necessities for his or her next-generation designs.”

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