Electronics & Computers

Calxeda Uses Analog Bits’ Integrated Sensors

October 31, 2012

The combination macros help to monitor and optimize operating process, voltage, and temperature in Calxeda’s ultra-low-power ECX-1000 server-on-chip.

SUNNYVALE, CA /PRNewswire/ -- Analog Bits Inc., a leader in integrated clocking and interface IP, disclosed the use of its new process, voltage, and temperature sensors with initial customers. These integrated sensors help to monitor and optimize operating process, voltage, and temperature in ultra-low-power server products, such as the latest ARM-based ECX-1000 server-on-chip from Calxeda, helping to further reduce system-level power consumption.

"Whether a product is portable or tethered, reducing total power is critical in today's chip market," stated Mahesh Tirupattur, Executive Vice President, Analog Bits. "For years, Analog Bits has been known for leadership in low-power PLL and SerDes IP products. Our new family of small, integrated sensor macros help companies like Calxeda achieve stunning results of <4 W per SOC by carefully monitoring process, voltage, and temperature variations throughout a chip. We are honored to have Calxeda as a customer and pleased to have helped with their great product."

"We have been very impressed with the quality of Analog Bits' IP products," commented David Borland, Co-Founder and VP Hardware Engineering at Calxeda. "Not only did their products help us achieve our product's low-power goals, but their IP worked right out of the box. Many thanks!"

To learn more about these and other leading mixed-signal products from Analog Bits—including PLLs, Sensors, SerDes, SRAMs and TCAMs—please email Analog Bits at info2012@analogbits.com.

About Analog Bits
Founded in 1995, Analog Bits Inc. is a leading supplier of low-power, customizable analog IP for easy and reliable integration into modern digital chips. Its products include PVT sensor and precision clocking macros, such as PLLs and DLLs; programmable interconnect solutions, such as multi-protocol SERDES/PMA and programmable I/Os; and specialized memories, such as high-speed SRAMs and TCAMs. With billions of uses of IP fabricated in customer silicon from 0.35 micron to 20 nm processes, Analog Bits is the premier analog IP supplier, with an outstanding heritage of "first time working silicon" at merchant foundries and IDMs.

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