We’re always innovating. Our Architecting the Future family of ASIC architecture frameworks for major application areas can reduce risk and time to market. Rather than start from scratch with each new design, we have created ASIC frameworks that distil our experience of designing the architecture for such chips to create reusable framework IP. 

To create a bespoke ASIC a design is created based on an appropriate framework, additional functional blocks, customer IP is designed in and the solution tuned to meet technical and commercial requirements.

Potential ASIC customers are often concerned about the unknowns of choosing a custom approach. We remove these concerns as well as reducing risk and shortening time to market with Architecting the Future framework IP. 

SFA 200

Single channel, video & data processing

This architecture framework is targeted at fixed and mobile (battery powered) applications, such as Smart Home, Smart Metering, Sensor Fusion and other applications where a compact chip can add AI inference smartsby providing local end-point data processing. The framework model supports an arrayed to implemention for scaling processing throughput. Read the press release.

SFA 250A

Single channel ADAS

The SFA250A is aimed at Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and contains an independent FuSa monitor compliant to ISO 26262 ASIL D – ASIC Safety Subsystem (ASS). Individual subsystems are responsible for the detection and, where applicable, the correction of errors. The SFA 250A has been designed to be easy to adapt to suit the support needs of the customers IP as it is scalable, both in terms of function and performance, as well as modular as multiple versions can be combined to form larger solutions. Read the press release. Watch the video

SFA 300

Scalable quad channel video & data processing

The SFA 300 has four CPU clusters and enables ultra-powerful, scalable signal and data processing SoCs to be created faster for lower costs. Multiple instances of implementations of the architecture framework can be ganged together to scale the performance even further. Optional accelerators and/or custom logic can be integrated to increase performance and minimise for low power requirements. SFA 300 enables fast, tailor-made solutions to be created for processing-intense applications such as 8K video, AI, facial recognition for surveillance, smart factories applications, blockchain servers and medical data analysis. Read the press release. Watch the video.

SFA 350A

Quad-channel ADAS

The SFA 350A platform has been specifically designed for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems). It has four channels for sensors that can be either passive, such as optical via camera inputs, or active using LIDAR or RADAR. Communication to the vehicles central unit is via dual redundant links based on standard protocol such as Ethernet or PCIe. Read the press release. Watch the video.

SFA 100

Edge IoT data processing

Designed to be the solution for the device right at the edge, the SFA 100s low power requirement makes it the ideal platform for battery-powered IoT devices. Its onboard Arm® CPU can locally process data gathered from its associated sensors or sensors for onward transmission via wire or wireless connection for further analysis. Naturally, security is built in using standard secure/encrypted protocols. Read press release.  Watch the video.