Global Unichip Corp. (GUC), the Flexible ASIC LeaderTM, and M31 Technology, a global boutique Intellectual Property (IP) provider today unveiled a combination USB 3.0 IP that bundles GUC’s Peripheral Device Controller IP and M31 Technology’s PHY IP that is now available on 65/55nm, 40nm, and 28nm process technologies.
This new solution has successfully passed compatibility test and gained certification at the USB-IF Compliance Workshop Taiwan held in this past November. It is ideal for mega storage, communications transmission, video and audio applications. The bundled solution eliminates separate testing of PHY and device controllers. This allows companies to focus valuable engineering resources on application and product design activities, saving both design time and budget.
The GUC USB 3.0 Device Controller IP supports SuperSpeed USB peripheral functions, providing information a transfer speeds 10 times faster than Hi-Speed USB. It is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 to ensure interoperability between existing USB products. The IP has passed the USB-IF SuperSpeed product testing procedures. GUC has been a USB-IF certified integrators in 2011.
The M31 Technology USB 3.0 transceiver IP provides a complete range of USB 3.0 host and peripheral applications. The USB 3.0 IP integrates high-speed mixed signal circuits to support SuperSpeed traffic at 5Gbps and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1. The IP is optimized to provide minimal die area and low power consumption. M31 Technology USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 PHY are both USB-IF Certificated since 2012.
"We are glad to see this successful bundle solution. Combining both parties' strengths, the GUC/M31 USB 3.0 offers a fast and reliable path to market." said CJ Liang, Vice President of R&D at GUC.
"This announcement is the first in a series of high speed interface bundling collaborations," explained Meisie Jong, Vice President of Sales at M31 Technology Corporation. "We share with GUC a mutual commitment to reduce design time and design costs through our bundle solution."
GLOBAL UNICHIP CORP. (guc-asic.com | globalunichip.com) is the Flexible ASIC Leader™ who provides the semiconductor industry with leading IC implementation and SoC manufacturing services. Based in Hsin-chu Taiwan, GUC has developed a global reputation with a presence in China, Europe, Japan, Korea, and North America. GUC is publicly traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the symbol 3443.
About M31 Technology
Founded in 2011, M31 technology (m31tech.com) is a professional silicon Intellectual Property (IP) provider headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan. M31 has strong R&D and service team with extensive practical experience in IP, IC design and design automation fields. Our product is focused on high-speed Interface design, memory design, cell-lib design. M31's vision is to be the most trustworthy IP company in the semiconductor industry.