Terminus Circuits Brings Complete ASIC Solutions to DesignShare
By PR Newswire -
July 10, 2018
SAN MATEO, Calif., July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SiFive, the leading provider of commercial RISC-V processor IP, today announced that Terminus Circuits, a provider of interconnect solutions, has joined the expanding DesignShare economy. Through DesignShare, Terminus Circuits will offer complete ASIC solutions for products that are modular and scalable.
"At Terminus Circuits, we strive to offer our partners the best off-the-shelf, high-speed serial link products with high throughput and low latency," said Dr. Sankar Reddy, founder and CEO of Terminus Circuits. "Through DesignShare, we hope to empower more system designers to create the future generations of enterprise-class servers, networks and storage products based on the SiFive Freedom platform."
The DesignShare model democratizes access to custom silicon, allowing any company, maker or inventor to create an entirely new range of applications. The DesignShare program helps remove traditional barriers to entry that have blocked users from developing custom silicon by providing companies with low- or no-cost IP, reducing the upfront engineering costs required to bring a custom chip design based on the SiFive Freedom platform to realization.
"Terminus Circuits contributions to the DesignShare ecosystem provides engineers faster and easier access to interconnect solutions," said Shafy Eltoukhy, VP of operations and head of the DesignShare program. "The RISC-V architecture continues to grow significantly, and with Terminus Circuits as part of the DesignShare movement, it will create simpler processes for system developers to employ RISC-V in their future designs across a wide range of implementations."
Since the launch of the DesignShare ecosystem, the initiative has granted engineers access to a wide range of technology. In addition to ASIC solutions, developers can include cryptographic cores, embedded analytics, debug and trace technology, embedded, reconfigurable FPGA and logic-based, non-volatile memory to their SoCs. For more information about DesignShare visit https://www.sifive.com/designshare/.
SiFive is the leading provider of market-ready processor core IP based on the RISC-V instruction set architecture. Led by a team of industry veterans and founded by the inventors of RISC-V, SiFive helps SoC designers reduce time-to-market and realize cost savings with customized, open-architecture processor cores, and democratizes access to optimized silicon by enabling system designers to build customized RISC-V based semiconductors. SiFive is located in Silicon Valley and has venture backing from Sutter Hill Ventures, Spark Capital, Osage University Partners, Intel Capital and Chengwei Capital, along with strategic partners Huami, SK Telecom and Western Digital. For more information, visit www.sifive.com.
About Terminus Circuits
Terminus Circuits offers high-speed, serial-link IPs and provides interconnect solutions across many standards like USB.org, PCIe-SIG, IEEE, SATA etc. Our products are an integral part of any HPC systems, providing the interconnect solutions that scale bandwidth and deliver end-to-end signal integrity in next-generation platforms. These robust interface IPs are available for different foundries and broad spectrum of process technologies. Terminus Circuits delivers low power, small form factor, low latency, integrated clocking, interconnect IPs that are pervasive in virtually all of today's enterprise solutions in big data, digital storage and networks. For more information, visit www.terminuscircuits.com.
Terminus Circuits is one of the leading IP development company dealing in High Speed Serial Link Interface IPs, was awarded “Most Innovative Product of the Year 2017” by IESA in IESAVision Summit – 2018 for its PCI Express Gen4.0 PHY IP. Terminus Circuits is one among the few IP companies in India that has taped-out PHY IP of PCI Express Gen4.0 on TSMC 28HPC process. “PCI Express is globally recognized as general purpose interface that unifies the component to component interconnect across many applications that include servers, desktop computers, storage, enterprise routers, industrial & test equipment, defence & aerospace applications for its high throughput and low latency capabilities. PCI Express 4.0 also boosts the performance of the High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems” said Sankar Reddy, CEO of Terminus Circuits.
PCI Express is the corner stone of the systems that are built to meet the ever-increasing demand for computing and massive data storage requirements. Efficient and faster processors are being used for computing in data centres but the need is for better interconnect between the I/O subsystems and the processor. PCI Express is the choice of interconnect between the processor and the I/O subsystems. “PCI Express Gen4.0 is expected to meet the requirements of data centres where servers and SSD (Solid State drives) are increasing” said Gautam Kotwal, Director Marketing and Sales.
With major initiatives from Government of India on National Supercomputing Mission, to make India suffice the needs of computing and storage for the HPC (high performance computing) to enhance the national capability in solving challenging problems of national relevance and Digital India programme with vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society, Terminus circuits solutions can be vital in these programme that addresses the necessities of data throughput, networking and massive storage to improve the overall performance of super computers.