Vidatronic Licenses PMU and Analog IP to Arm

June 21, 2019 by Scott McMahan

Vidatronic, Inc. reported that they will provide PMU and analog IP cores to the semiconductor and software design firm, Arm, for use in their solutions.

The company asserts that IP is the foundation of the semiconductor industry, and its influence continues to grow as more companies build their own SoCs in advanced processes with extremely small geometries.

Modern SoCs seek to integrate more functionality onto a single chip. Now, in addition to microprocessor, memory, and standard cell IP, Vidatronic says that SoCs increasingly need analog, power management unit, and wireless IP.

Vidatronic provides analog, PMU and RF IP cores in CMOS planar, FinFET, and FDSOI processes from 180nm down to 5nm. The company says its technologies offer SoC features and performance advantages, including reduced board area and cost while supporting low-noise and low-power consumption.

Arm, recognizing Vidatronic's extensive experience and capabilities, chose Vidatronic to supply them with analog and PMU IP cores.

"We are extremely excited for the opportunity to contribute to Arm's success with our expertise in power management unit and analog IP cores," said Moises E. Robinson, Ph.D., President and Co-Founder of Vidatronic, Inc. "Our engineers have hundreds of years of experience in production analog and mixed-signal design, particularly with advanced process technologies in geometries as small as 5 nm, and are well-equipped to meet the challenging requirements of Arm's industry-leading solutions."

Vidatronic says its IP portfolio includes dc-dc converters, low dropout (LDO) voltage regulators, ultra-low-power voltage references, as well as CMOS RF power amplifiers and associated circuitry.