Kilopass Technology launched their Gusto-2 non-volatile memory IP, which is a next generation code storage product for system-on-chip (SoC) designs for instant-on mobile devices. Gusto-2 will be available for SoC designs in the first quarter of next year. It will initially be enabled on the 55nm and 65nm logic processes at IDMs and mainstream pure play foundries with enablement on smaller process nodes following.
Gusto-2 eliminates the static power loss needed to maintain the data in SRAM when it’s not being accessed. It removes the start up time to copy code from external EEPROM/Flash into SRAM on initial boot or exiting sleep mode if the SRAM was allowed to power down. Gusto-2 NVM IP provides the memory density and execute-in-place capability of SRAM, while eliminating the component power, cost, and board real estate of the external EEPROM or Flash.
The targeted SoCs perform functions, such as digital monitoring, near-field communications (NFC), and other applications serving the emerging market of Internet of things. Gusto-2 provides the low power, large storage capacity, and performance the SoC devices need for execute-in-place in a silicon footprint equivalent to that of the shadow SRAM required to operate the external serial EEPROM or Flash being displaced.
Gusto-2 Antifuse NVM affords the low static power operation that SRAM cannot. It also supports field re-programmability that ROM cannot. First Gusto-2 products will be available in capacities of 256kb, 512kb, and 1024kb. Gusto-2′s wide synchronous Open Core Protocol (OCP) interface will enable easy connection to all modern embedded processor buses. Gusto-2 antifuse NVM IP is initially available on 55nm and 65nm process nodes with additional nodes forthcoming.
More info: Kilopass Technology, Inc.