The international business partnership enabled the design project to be divided between register transfer level (RTL) code developed by Tehuti and the physical implementation of the TN4010 single port 10GbE controller from RTL to GDSII by Uniquify. Additionally, Uniquify sourced, qualified and integrated IP from two third-party vendors into the design including PCIe and Xaui SERDES and a phase lock loop (PLL) customized to meet Tehuti's specific requirements.
Uniquify delivered the final RTL to tapeout in two weeks using Perseus, an automated proprietary SoC design management system it developed, meeting all area, power and performance goals.
"Time to market without sacrificing quality was an essential component of our requirements," says Nir Sever, Tehuti Networks' chief operations officer. "Uniquify exceeded our expectations and was effective in delivering the tapeout-ready TN4010 design in two weeks after our final RTL drop, a remarkable achievement."
The TN4010 chip specification required minimal die size for the smallest possible footprint, with power consumption of less than one watt. The device was manufactured in TSMC 65G process, offering optimum tradeoff for size, performance and cost.
"Tehuti's TN4010 chip design highlights our strengths and ability to work closely with a partner," concludes Josh Lee, Uniquify's chief executive officer. "The design challenges set by Tehuti were not insignificant, but our Perseus design management system helped us analyze issues at project start for more predictable design closure as evidenced by the very fast turnaround on the final RTL."
About Tehuti Networks, Inc.
Tehuti Networks Ltd. is a fabless semiconductor company focused on cost effective 10Gb Ethernet Network Traffic Accelerators, which enable volume adoption of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE). Tehuti Networks' 10GbE controllers feature high performance coupled with low power, small footprint and an attractive cost. Operating in a partial offload mode (Stateless), Tehuti Networks' solutions improve performance while simplifying integration and enabling faster time to market. Visit the company at www.tehutinetworks.net.
Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Uniquify is a privately held, rapidly growing system-on-chip (SoC) design, integration and manufacturing services supplier, and innovative developer and provider of high-performance adaptive IP. Its "ideas2silicon" services range from spec development and front-end design through physical design and delivery of packaged, tested chips. Uniquify's headquarters and primary design center is in San Jose with additional design teams in Pune, India, and Seoul, Korea. With more than 100 employees, Uniquify offers 65-, 40- and 28-nanometer SoC design expertise, integration and manufacturing services and high-performance IP to leading semiconductor and system companies worldwide. Additional information can be found at: www.uniquify.com.
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