Northwest Logic, Rambus and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Demonstrate Complete, Silicon-Proven HBM2 Solution
Northwest Logic, Rambus and GLOBALFOUNDRIES have demonstrated a complete, silicon-proven High Bandwidth Memory Gen2 (HBM2) solution. This solution utilizes the Rambus HBM2 PHY and Northwest Logic’s HBM2 Controller Core on the GLOBALFOUNDRIES 14nm FinFET (FX-14) process. The solution is fully compliant with the JEDEC HBM2 standard supporting data rates up to 2000 Mbps per data pin which enables a total system bandwidth of 256 GB/s. “This high-performance, high-bandwidth and lower-power HBM2 solution from Northwest Logic, Rambus and GLOBALFOUNDRIES is silicon-proven via a test chip. Multiple customer designs are in progress and will be in full production in 2018,” said Brian Daellenbach, President at Northwest Logic. Please visit these links Northwest Logic Controller, Rambus PHY and GLOBALFOUNDRIES for more information.
Northwest Logic’s Expresso DMA Bridge Core Used in Xilinx Accelerator Demos
Northwest Logic’s Expresso DMA Bridge Core is being used in the several Xilinx accelerator demos showcasing – Comp/De-Comp, Erasure Code, SHA1/2-Dedupe, and AES-XTS-128/256. Key features of this IP core include:
- High-throughput, scatter-gather DMA
- High-throughput PCIe-AXI Bridging
- Address translation and security support
- Optimized Root Port bridging support
- Memory-mapped and streaming (FIFO) DMA operation
- Up to 1024 DMA Channels
“Northwest Logic’s high performance Expresso DMA engine plays an important role in accelerator solutions for big data server and storage markets. Xilinx and its ecosystem partners are pleased to work with NWL to integrate their DMA engine in these demonstration platforms,” said Manish Muthal, Xilinx Vice President, Data Center Business. For more information on Northwest Logic, click here.
Mixel and Northwest Logic Close First DSI-2 Design Win
Northwest Logic and Mixel recently closed their first DSI-2 design win using the combination of Mixel’s high-performance, low-power MIPI C/D-PHY and Northwest Logic’s full featured, flexible DSI-2 Controller Core. This DSI-2 solution provides best-in-class performance, features and power consumption. “Mixel is a market leader in MIPI C/D-PHYs and is pleased to see the increasing adoption of MIPI C/D-PHY in both display (DSI-2) and camera (CSI-2) applications,” stated Ashraf Takla, president of Mixel. “Northwest Logic’s DSI-2 and CSI-2 controllers are packaged together with Mixel’s C/D-PHY to provide complete, full-featured DSI-2 and CSI-2 solutions,” added Brian Daellenbach, president of Northwest Logic. Contact Northwest Logic or Mixel for more information. To understand the date rate evolution of C/D-PHY, DSI-2 and CSI-2 see the 2016 MIPI DEVCON Presentation.
Test Evolution Uses Northwest Logic DSI-2 Peripheral Controller Core
Test Evolution’s Intelligent Analyzer (IA) leverages Northwest Logic’s DSI-2 Peripheral Controller Core to provide rapid MIPI DSI-2 with C-PHY protocol validation. The IA acts as a fully compliant DSI-2 Peripheral device to test a SoC Device Under Test (DUT) with a DSI-2 Host interface. The IA provides full C-PHY and DSI-2 command and video test support for complete post silicon validation. “Northwest Logic’s DSI-2 Controller Core enabled us to accelerate our development by using high quality IP with excellent technical support,” said Allen Czamara, VP of Engineering for Test Evolution. Contact Test Evolution or Northwest Logic for more information.
Northwest Logic Adds Fujisoft As A Japan Sales Agent
Northwest Logic has added Fujisoft as a sales agent to support the expanding Japanese market. Fujisoft provides complete solutions including design services, IP cores and boards to its customers. “Northwest Logic, with its set of high-performance PCIe, Memory and MIPI IP cores is an excellent fit for Fujitsoft and its customers,” said Tomomori Ishii, General Manager of the department of Embedded Product solutions of Fujisoft. “We look forward to working with Fujisoft to meet our customer needs in Japan,” said Vinitha Seevaratnam, Product Marketing Engineer of Northwest Logic. For more information, visit Fujisoft’s website.