Flex Logix receives working silicon for EFLX 4K eFPGA IP cores

September 30, 2019 //By Julien Happich
A provider of embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP and software, startup Flex Logix Technologies says it has received first working silicon of its validation chip for the EFLX 4K eFPGA IP cores running on GlobalFoundries’ 12nm Leading-Performance (12LP) FinFET platform and newly announced 12LP+ solution.

The chip is currently in characterization and Flex Logix has developed an evaluation board for it. The validation chip consists of 4 EFLX cores (2 DSP and 2 Logic, for a total of 14K LUT4s and 80 DSP MACs) with integrated RAM, it is fully functional at GHz speeds. The chip is part-way through a full suite of characterization over process, temperature and voltage, and a validation report will be available shortly, says the company. EFLX evaluation boards on GF’s 12LP/12LP+ and 14nm Low Power Plus (14LPP) platform are available now for customers to run their RTL at full speed using on-chip PLLs and RAMs to verify performance and power.

“Flex Logix already has multiple licensed customers for EFLX on GF’s 12/14nm FinFET platforms with several in design, one who has already completed a risk tape-out, and many more in evaluation,” said Geoff Tate, CEO and co-founder of Flex Logix. “These customers benefit from the ability to have reconfigurable accelerators for critical workloads or for updating changing algorithms and protocols. This is particularly important in aerospace and communications applications where customers need the ability to accelerate critical workloads and reconfigure for changing algorithms and customer needs.”

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