Dialog Semiconductor and Flex Logix Establish Partnership for Mixed Signal Embedded Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (eFPGA)

December 17, 2019 Tiera Oliver

Dialog Semiconductor, manufacturer of semiconductor based system solutions, and Flex Logix Technologies, Inc., provider of embedded FPGA hard IP and software, announced an agreement for Dialog to license Flex Logix’s EFLX Embedded Field-Programmable Gate Array (eFPGA) technology for use in semiconductor Integrated Circuits (ICs), and the EFLX Compiler to program these embedded FPGAs.

EFLX is a low-power FPGA that is integrated into SoCs, microcontrollers and other standard or custom ICs, rather than serving as a standalone chip. EFLX cores can be used to upgrade I/O protocols, change encryption algorithms to improve security, enable elements of software-defined radio or accelerate data center algorithms. Additionally, EFLX can be used by manufacturers or end-users to upgrade both new products and individual systems already installed in the field.

The EFLX arrays are programmed using Verilog or VHDL, and the EFLX Compiler takes the output of a synthesis tool such as Synopsys Synplify and handles packing, placement, routing, timing and bitstream generation. When loaded into the array, the bitstream programs it to implement the desired RTL function.

For more information, please visit: https://www.dialog-semiconductor.com/

 

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Tiera Oliver, edtorial intern for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits as well as newsletter updates. She also assists in news content as far as constructing and editing stories. Before interning for ECD, Tiera had recently graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.A. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university's student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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