The use of Virage Logic’s differentiated Silicon Aware IP enables IDMs like NECEL to design faster, lower-power and more area-efficient system-on-chips (SoCs) while achieving higher yields. The SiWare Memory products offer a powerful dashboard that enables SoC designers to handle the tradeoffs between performance, area, power and statistical yield to generate optimal memory configurations. The capability to meet key design requirements is critical at 40nm where design and process complexities demand sophisticated management of the various tradeoffs to effectively meet stringent end-product requirements and increasingly narrow market windows.

Integrated circuits targeting consumer applications demand lower power consumption and smaller form factors which are driving the adoption of advanced process technologies, said Brani Buric, executive vice president of marketing and sales, Virage Logic. By partnering with Virage Logic to gain access to highly differentiated IP for optimal performance, power, area and yield while achieving lower overall design and manufacturing costs, IDMs can help accelerate the delivery of a broad range of innovative products to the global market.

Virage Logic has been helping as NECEL’s trusted IP partner since 2002 with its primary selection of Virage Logic’s 130nm Area, Speed and Power (ASAP Memory and 150nm Non-Volatile Electrically Alterable (NOVeA(R)) Memory products. The expanded relationship consists of the use of Virage Logic’s SiWare Memory compilers and SiWare Logic libraries, and Self- Test and Repair (STAR) Memory System for NECEL’s 40nm SoC devices.