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CEVA DSP with eFPGA for Customizable ISA

“Flex Logix and CEVA’s mutual customers can now confidently utilize custom instructions to extract more value from their ASIC by being able to target different DSP applications on top of communication and sound with a customizable ISA post manufacturing.” Erez Bar-Niv, CEVA's Chief Technology Officer. 
You can read the full press release here.
 

Microsoft Collaborating with Flex Logix to Build Start of the Art Chips

"Our collaboration with Flex Logix will help to advance flexibility to chip design," said Mujtaba Hamid, General Manager, Silicon, Modeling and Simulation, Microsoft. "The company’s eFPGA technology has demonstrated success in supporting mission-critical applications and we look forward to bringing this capability to support national security priorities." 
You can read the full press release here.

We are proud to supply eFPGA hardware and software for Dialog/Renesas' new ForgeFPGA family

FPGA adoption is accelerating. Dialog/Renesas brings eFPGA to high volume FPGA at prices <50 cents! Up until now “FPGA” made people think “big, expensive, power hungry”. Dialog/Renesas shows FPGA can be cheap and low power enabling huge new applications and markets. Congratulations to Davin Lee’s team!
See the press release HERE

Socionext Adopts EFLX eFPGA for 5G Application

“While wireless base stations have always used FPGAs to provide carrier personalization and upgradability, the demands of 5G require higher performance while reducing system power and cost,” said Yutaka Hayashi, Vice President of Socionext’s Data Center and Networking Business Unit. “This can be achieved by using an ASIC solution and by leveraging Flex Logix’s eFPGA in that design. Now that the ASIC becomes reconfigurable, it enables our wireless customers to deliver a flexible 5G platform that can support carrier specific requirements today and in the future.”
Read the full press release HERE

Boeing Selects EFLX eFPGA for Aerospace Applications

"Having eFPGA available on our advanced 14LPP process technology will enable Boeing and other aerospace companies to gain key competitive advantages in their chip designs," said Mike Cadigan, senior vice president of global sales at GF. "We believe eFPGA is a major innovation in the industry and are pleased to partner with Flex Logix to bring this technology into volume production."
Read the full press release HERE

The Air Force Research Laboratory Signs a Broad License for the US Government to use EFLX eFPGA

“The US Government is the third largest user of FPGAs. The license with Flex Logix opens up a wealth of opportunities for increased semiconductor trust and assurance through the manufacturing chain and provides upgradability to ASICs for lifelong programs,” said Jacqueline S. Janning-Lask, former Director of the Sensors Directorate. 
See the press release HERE

SiFive's OpenFive Licenses Flex Logix' eFPGA for a Low Power Comms SoC with a Large eFPGA


“Flex Logix’s eFPGA offerings are also easy to integrate across most process nodes, enabling OpenFive to deliver domain-specific custom silicon solutions with differentiated IP that are optimized for power, performance and area.” said Shafy Eltoukhy, CEO of OpenFive.
See the press release HERE.

Customers

Our customers include Renesas/Dialog, Socionext, Microsoft, Boeing, DARPA, Datang Telecom/MorningCore Technology, Harvard University, the HIPER Consortium (Israeli semiconductor companies including Mellanox, Satisfy, DSP Group and Autotalks), Sandia National Laboratories and SiFive.

Sandia at DAC 2018 presented on their first SoC using EFLX: see the presentation HERE. And their paper is HERE

Harvard built a 16nm chip to evaluate various programmable DNN alternatives and determined that EFLX eFPGA was the most energy efficient way to implement neural networks: see the presentation from HotChips 2018 HERE.

Applications

There are numerous applications for embedded FPGA:
  • 5G and O-RAN: Encryption, Packet Processor, Beam Forming and Carrier Personalization
  • Networking: programmable parsers, network protocols, security protocols and storage protocols
  • Acceleration, like Microsoft Azure’s use of FPGA as a co-processor for Xeon processors
  • Wireless Base Station DFE (digital front end)
  • MCU: reconfigurable I/O; I/O processing to offload the MPU; reconfigurable accelerators, voting logic
  • SSD: programmable timing and ECC
  • Aerospace/Defense: integrated FPGA is smaller, lighter, lower power and can be implemented in rad-hard processes or trusted fabs
  • Security: encryption/decryption can be changed on demand.
  • Smart NIC and Compute Storage: Custom commands for acceleration, encryption, data processing