Silicon Logic Engineering Offers High-End FPGA Design Services

Silicon Logic Engineering Inc. (SLE), a high-end ASIC design firm that specializes in complex, right-first-time ASIC and ASIC system designs, has now added high-end FPGA design services to its service offering. Silicon Logic Engineering is the design services division of Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), the leader in System Interconnect.

Increasingly, technology product firms are capitalizing on the opportunity to lower front-end costs by using FPGA design. The development of new FPGA technology and designs, like complex ASIC designs, requires experienced engineers to take critical design considerations into account.

SLE’s experienced engineers have designed over 35 high-end ASICs with right-first-time success using SLE’s proprietary Think Physical(TM) process. The Think Physical process allows for FPGA designs to be ported to ASIC technology as market volumes justify it. This allows SLE customers to shorten product-to-market schedules and save money on design and front-end manufacturing costs, with a high degree of confidence that as the product matures, the FPGA design can be easily ported to an advanced ASIC.

“The SLE team applies its Think Physical process to leading-edge, complex FPGA designs to create efficient designs that work, on the product schedule that was specified. Customers that plan to initially launch a product design in FPGA and then migrate to the ASIC cycle as the product matures or increases volume, will realize significant cost savings and schedule savings with SLE’s FPGA design services,” said Jeff West, Vice President of Design Services at Tundra.

About Silicon Logic Engineering
Silicon Logic Engineering, Inc. (SLE) specializes in right-first-time design services that address all aspects of ASIC, FPGA and semiconductor system design services. SLE’s proven and repeatable Think Physical(TM) design process, tools and semiconductor intellectual property reduce time-to-market and are provided by one of the most experienced VLSI design services teams in the industry. SLE is a division of Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN).

Think Physical(TM)
SLE’s Think Physical ASIC and FPGA design process allows SLE’s team to accurately predict the effects that back-end process have on physical design closure. Combining the team’s experience, knowledge, and databases, the engineers plan for these effects from the beginning, and implement the design to prevent or minimize the effects’ impact on physical design closure. The process continues to evolve with today’s latest technologies and EDA design tools and has delivered over 35 right-first-time complex VLSI designs.

About Tundra
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN) is the global leader in System Interconnect providing world-class support and leading edge semiconductor solutions to the world’s foremost communications, networking, storage system, and information technology vendors. Consistently delivering on system level performance promises that reduce time to market, Tundra System Interconnect ensures market advantage in wireless infrastructure, storage networking, network access, military, industrial automation, and information technology applications. Silicon Logic Engineering, Inc. (SLE), Tundra’s semiconductor design services division, offers industry-leading ASIC design services, semiconductor intellectual property and product development consulting.

SLE, the SLE logo and Think Physical are trademarks of Silicon Logic Engineering, Inc. TUNDRA and the Tundra logo are registered marks of Tundra Semiconductor Corporation in Canada, the European Union and the People’s Republic of China (Registration is pending in the United States). Design.Connect.Go is a trademark of Tundra Semiconductor Corporation.

ASIC: Application Specific Integrated Circuit
High-End ASICs: 90nm or smaller technology, 30 million or more logic gates, with or without challenging power requirements.
VLSI: Very Large System Integration
FPGA: Field Programmable Gate Array