QuickLogic’s ArcticPro 3 eFPGA IP is available for Samsung 28FDS process
QuickLogic’s ArcticPro 3 embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP is now available on Samsung’s 28nm FD–SOI process. This enables OEMs and semiconductor companies to seamlessly integrate the capability of discrete FD-SOI FPGAs into their own ASICs/SoCs to optimiseg system performance, power consumption and cost for edge AI in consumer, IoT and automotive applications.
The ArcticPro 3 eFPGA IP has been designed on the Samsung 28FDS process, resulting in a significant boost in performance, reports QuickLogic, delivering low standby current leakage. The 28FDS process supports body biasing, which enables OEMs and semiconductor companies to select the performance/power consumption parameters to meet particular system requirements.
The ArcticPro 3 IP is developed with a homogenous, reprogrammable fabric architecture based on super logic cells (SLCs), which consist of eight LUT4 + register blocks. It uses a hierarchical routing scheme, balancing performance and power consumption for computation heavy, battery powered or other power sensitive products.
In addition to the logic fabric, the eFPGA IP includes the option to integrate fixed function blocks such as embedded RAM and fracturable multiply-accumulate (MAC) blocks to efficiently implement hardware accelerators for neural networks and other computationally intensive circuits foundational in AI/ML applications.
ArcticPro 3 is supported by QuickLogic’s proprietary tools as well QuickLogic Open Reconfigurable Computing (QORC) vendor-supported open source FPGA development tools.
“The flexibility inherent in programmable logic is widely recognised as making it an ideal technology for accelerating AI applications,” said Mao Wang, senior director of product management at QuickLogic. “However, discrete FPGAs are often too expensive for volume applications and getting data into and out of FPGAs decreases system performance,” he added. OEMs using Samsung’s 28FDS process can now integrate the ArcticPro 3 eFPGA into an SoC, eliminating the need to use discrete FD-SOI-based FPGAs which save bill of materials cost, power consumption and optimising system performance, says QuickLogic.
QuickLogic’s ArcticPro 3 eFPGA technology on Samsung’s 28nm FD–SOI process is available now.
QuickLogic is a fabless semiconductor company that develops low power, multi-core semiconductor platforms and intellectual property (IP) for artificial intelligence (AI), voice and sensor processing. Its portfolio includes embedded FPGA IP (eFPGA) for hardware acceleration and pre-processing, and heterogeneous multi-core SoCs that integrate eFPGA with other processors and peripherals.
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