TSMC rolls the foundry segment's first 100-MHz flash memory single-cycle access speed 90-nm embedded flash IP targeting automotive, communications and industrial microcontroller products.
The new macro is said to provide extremely high performance and excellent system efficiency that meets the demanding requirement of faster on-chip flash memory access and increasing CPU processor speeds. With its 100-MHz flash access speed, the IP enables superior integration with high-performance processors to boost processing performance.
Built on TSMC's 90-nm logic process node, the new macro delivers significantly reduced size and several times faster speed than its 0.18-µm counterpart, said the company. It provides single-chip memory and logic functionality, saving board space and enhancing system reliability.
"This clearly is the right macro at the right time to meet the rigorous demands placed upon MCUs in automotive, communications and industrial applications," said Sreedhar Natarajan, Director of Design & Technology Platform at TSMC. "The new IP is fully compatible with TSMC's 90-nm logic process, allowing for re-use of existing embedded memories and logic libraries that promotes quick product ramp."
TSMC claims to be the only foundry that provides multiple-generation embedded flash IP that has passed automotive AEC-Q100 product qualification requirements.
This article originally appeared on the website of EE Times India.