NEC's Internet-based collaborative design environment includes many user-friendly features that will aid designers in the design evaluation process, including an online calculator, automatic price estimator and detailed product information on the available gate array families -- the CMOS-9HD and the CMOS-N5 (more on NEC's gate array families below).
Unlike FPGAs, these gate arrays can operate at up to 60 MHz on a single 5-volt supply for power conservation and compatibility with other low-voltage chips.
Until now, ASIC designers have not considered FPGAs as a viable alternative to gate arrays
due to their inability to provide gate capacities of higher than 10,000 usable gates (83 percent of gate array
starts are higher); incompatibility with high-level design methodologies; and a price premium of 10X-15X over gate arrays
The company provides the ASIC industry's only one-day delivery of real, high performance gate arrays
Special introductory pricing and licensing terms for the Synplify ASIC for NEC Electronics Gate Array
software are available now through Synplicity, which includes a special six-month license.
LSI provided its gate array
product IP and hundreds of gate-array design archive databases to Rochester, enabling the continuing supply of authorized devices through Rochester's Semiconductor Replication Process[TM] (SRP[TM]).
For the past 25 years, NEC Electronics has driven gate array
technology forward to help customers deliver differentiated system solutions," said Kazu Yamada, vice president and general manager, custom SoC solutions strategic business unit, NEC Electronics America.
The field programmable gate array
market report includes 107 pages of analysis including detailed company profiles and forecast data.
As a leading gate array
supplier for more than 20 years and the number one supplier since 1993, NEC Electronics can deliver engineering samples in as little as a week from product tape-out, with non-recurring engineering (NRE) fees starting as low as $10K and unit costs as low as $1 in volume quantities.
is a leading provider of reconfigurable software for Field Programmable Gate Arrays
Structured application specific integrated circuits (ASIC) is currently the most viable design technology in the semiconductor chip market -- a paradigm shift from the gate arrays
and cell-based ASIC that dominated the market previously.
With the addition of this family of register-intensive field- programmable gate arrays
," explained George Perlegos, Atmel's president and chief executive officer, "Atmel will fill the complete spectrum of user-programmable logic solutions.
is a featured panelist at the ACM/SIGDA 11th International Symposium on Field Programmable Gate Arrays
(FPGAs) to be held February 22-24 at the Monterey Beach Resort in Monterey, Calif.
will demonstrate the first product of its silicon virtual prototyping solution for field programmable gate arrays
(FPGAs) -- a hierarchical floorplanner -- next week at the 40th Design Automation Conference (DAC) in Demonstration Suite 660.
Bill Cox, chief technology officer of ViASIC, said, "ViaMask approaches standard-cell performance with better density, lower NRE costs, and faster time to market than gate arrays