Imagination ports Ensigma connectivity IP to FDSOI

October 11, 2018 //By Peter Clarke
Imagination ports Ensigma connectivity IP to FDSOI
Processor IP licensor Imagination Technologies Ltd. (Kings Langley, England) has ported its Ensigma connectivity intellectual property to Globalfoundries' 22FDX 22nm full depleted silicon on insulator (FDSOI) process.

This can be used to provide baseband and radio frequency circuits for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and IEEE 802.15.4 applications. Ensigma provides analog RF and analog-front-end circuits as a hard macro with a synthesizable baseband IP for applications such as wearable computing, health care, and home control.

An ultra-low power Bluetooth Low Energy and IEEE 802.15.4 solution is in development with lead customers, with silicon due early in 4Q18.

"By working with partners such as GF, we continuously enhance our IP for the latest processes. 22FDX is an appealing option for customers designing cost-sensitive devices," said David McBrien, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Imagination, in a statement. "The collaboration has made our Ensigma connectivity IP even more power and area efficient. The availability of silicon-proven baseband and RF enables customers to rapidly introduce single-chip wireless devices requiring only a single external antenna."

The Ensigma Bluetooth Low Energy/IEEE 802.15.4 baseband and RF IP is available for licensing.

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