As the use of NVM memories increases significantly, companies need to be assured of reliable second source options. Kilopass now has qualified eight different semiconductors suppliers who can assure footprint and pin compatibility for its devices fabricated at the 130/110 node.
Kilopass Technology Inc allows SoC designers to select any hard IP core-IP supplied as GDSII hard macro-from the entire library of Kilopass XPM (eXtra Permanent Memory) and Gusto NVM IP, drop it into a design for fabrication at any of eight top-tier foundries at the 130/110nm node.
Kilopass' NVM IP common implementation for the eight top-tier silicon foundries at the 130/110nm process node means designers can use the same interface and achieve the same area at all of the eight foundries at the 130/110nm, thus making foundry mobility far simpler than before.
The 2T CMOS anti fuse bit cell enabling Kilopass' common implementation is fabricated in standard CMOS logic process technology without requiring additional process steps or design rule waivers. Given the maturity of the 130/110nm process, the physical design kits (PDK) are industrial baseline thus enabling ease of footprint and pin compatibility across eight foundries while each foundry's GDSII remains unique. Kilopass has ported XPM embedded NVM and Gusto high-density memory to over 40 processes from 180nm to 28nm at pure play foundries and IDMs. To ensure over 10 years of reliable product operation, Kilopass 2T bit cell undergoes comprehensive high-temperature operating life (HTOL) and high temperature storage life (HTSL) qualification testing. Kilopass NVM IP offerings in 130/110nm include 16-bit register files and 1kb to 128kb XPM IP blocks, and 256Kb to 2Mb Gusto blocks to fit a wide variety of applications from securely storing copy protection algorithms, security codes, and encryption keys to IP addresses, analog/mixed signal trimming data, and boot code storage.