Credo 28G, 56G PAM-4 SerDes IP available on TSMC 16-nm FinFET Compact process

Credo Semiconductor says its 28G and 56G PAM4 SerDes transceiver IP is now available on TSMC's 16-nm FinFET Compact (16FFC) process. The process promises devices with lower power requirements.

Credo Semiconductor says its 28G and 56G PAM4 SerDes transceiver IP is now available on TSMC's 16-nm FinFET Compact (16FFC) process. The process promises devices with lower power requirements.

"Our close relationship with TSMC translates into a win-win for customers," said Bill Brennan, CEO of Credo Semiconductor. "As one of the first SerDes IP suppliers to port to this node, we enable the best of both worlds -- the combination of robust SerDes solutions with TSMC's advanced low-power 16FFC process. We look forward to supporting the needs of our mutual customers who are already adopting 16FFC for their next-generation designs."

"We have many customers that want both 28G and 56G SerDes IP solutions, and the availability of Credo's IP provides a proven solution for 16FFC high-performance computing applications," added Suk Lee, TSMC senior director, Design Infrastructure Marketing Division.

In fact, the Credo 28G and 56G PAM4 SerDes IP is available now on the TSMC 16-nm FinFET Plus (FF+) and 16FFC processes. Credo says deliverables include user and SoC integration guides; netlist; timing library; register map; Verilog, ATPG, and IBIS-AMI models; LEF views; Layout Versus Schematic (LVS) and Design Rule Check (DRC) reports.

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