ENSTA selects IC’Alps for eFPGA implementation
An embedded FPGA (eFPGA) is a programmable IP core integrated into SoCs or custom ICs (ASIC).
eFPGA technology is winning converts among system architects because market requirements are constantly changing and integrated circuits are becoming increasingly complex and expensive to develop.
A first demonstrator in TSMC 55 nm ULP process technology back from fab and tested fully functional
The eFPGA includes the following features:
- 3200 4-inputs look-up tables (LUTs)
- Standard cell based to enable seamless generation from an RTL netlist
- Technology independent core (standard cell based)
- Fully integrated into standard RTL design flows
- Generated and programmed with ENSTA’s ArGen framework
IC’Alps was handed the responsibility of silicon implementation and prototyping, both needed to make a first demonstrator of ENSTA’s technology. The company was in charge of IC definition, foundry process selection, design (synthesis, floorplan, IO ring, place & route), design for testability, post layout simulations and verifications before launch in fabrication. IC’Alps took in charge the required supply chain management including selection of partners, fabrication, and package assembly.