SiliconBlue 40nm mobileFPGA roadmap targets sensor management, mobile display

April 4, 2011 – BUSINESS WIRE — SiliconBlue Technologies unveiled its mobileFPGA platform device roadmap using TSMC’s 40nm low-power standard CMOS process. MobileFPGA platform families offer reduced power and 30-50% increased performance in comprehensive product families comprised of over 15 new devices, all with footprints smaller than 50 mm2.

"Los Angeles" incorporates advanced interface support for emerging standards such as SLIMbus and USB 2.0-based HSIC and ULPI, targeting sensor management and port expansion requirements that are being driven by the explosion of sensors and other peripherals in handheld applications.

"San Francisco" incorporates 1080p support with HDMI and MIPI interfaces. It has been designed for video, multi-display, and high-bandwidth memory interface applications, targeting the convergence of video and image content being simultaneously viewed on home and handheld devices.

The two distinct families target the two areas where smartphones and other handhelds differentiate, said Kapil Shankar, CEO of SiliconBlue. "These devices will be available for designs this year, in time to support the explosion in new handheld products."

More details regarding SiliconBlue’s 40nm-based mobileFPGA devices will be announced in 2Q2011.

SiliconBlue Technologies Custom Mobile Device solutions target handset applications, including IP, design services and a new class of ultra-low power, single-chip, CMOS SRAM mobileFPGA devices with patented non-volatile configuration memory (NVCM). Visit

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