Cadence Tapes Out 112G Long-Reach SerDes IP on Samsung Foundry’s 7LPP Process Technology

DSP-based multi-rate PAM-4 SerDes delivers optimal reach and PPA
efficiency required for next-generation compute, switching, storage and
AI offload silicon designs

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/EDA?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#EDAlt;/agt;–Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced the tapeout
of 112G long-reach SerDes IP on Samsung Foundry’s 7nm Low Power Plus
(7LPP) process technology. The Cadence® IP for 112G SerDes
utilizes 4-level pulse amplitude modulation (PAM-4) and provides the
highest speed data link solutions for data center and networking
applications, enabling high-performance and cost-effective 100G, 400G
and 800G networks. Cadence is ready to engage with customers immediately
on next-generation compute server processor, machine learning
accelerator and switch fabric system-on-chip (SoC) design enablement.

For more information on the Cadence IP for 112G PAM-4 SerDes for the
Samsung 7LPP process technology, please visit www.cadence.com/go/112gserdes7lpp.

The data explosion in emerging IoT, video, automotive, artificial
intelligence (AI) and 5G communications applications is pushing the
limits of cloud data center server, storage and networking
infrastructure. 112G SerDes IP doubles the data rate of 56G SerDes,
delivering the same overall data throughput with half as many lanes and
significantly less power consumption and heat dissipation, which
directly reduces capital and operational expenses for cloud service
providers. Additional benefits of the 112G SerDes IP optimized for
Samsung 7LPP are as follows:

  • Programmable power configurations: Unique firmware-controlled
    adaptive power optimizer provides optimal power and performance
    tradeoffs and more efficient system designs based on platform
    requirements
  • Optimal data recovery: Programmable DSP-based architecture
    allows optimal power delivery for a given reach and provides superior
    data recovery under lossy and noisy channel conditions
  • Improved flexibility: The extended reach capability enables
    customers to use lower cost PCBs and achieve greater flexibility in
    PCB and system design
  • Upgrade path for existing systems: Provides multi-rate support
    including 112/56Gbps PAM-4 and 56/28/10Gbps non-return-to-zero (NRZ)
    data rate that offers backward compatibility with legacy equipment
    operating at lower speeds

“The Cadence IP for 112G SerDes has been customized for the Samsung
Foundry 7LPP process technology, and this successful tapeout is a proof
point of our mutual commitment to driving innovative design work,” said
Jaehong Park, executive vice president of Design Platform Development at
Samsung Electronics. “The powerful combination of Samsung’s advanced
7LPP process and the Cadence IP for 112G long-reach SerDes yields great
potential for our customers to deliver high-performance applications in
their respective markets.”

“We are working closely with Samsung Foundry to enable high-performance
IP required for emerging cloud computing and data center applications.
The deployment of 112G long-reach SerDes IP on the Samsung 7LPP process
accelerates the adoption and deployment of cost-effective 100G and 400G
networks,” said Babu Mandava, senior vice president and general manager
of the IP Group at Cadence. “In addition to 112G long-reach SerDes IP,
we’ve also collaborated with Samsung Foundry to enable a broad set of
high-performance IP including GDDR6 and HBM2 to address the needs of
ML/AI applications, further accelerating design innovation in the
industry.”

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datacenter, automotive, aerospace, IoT, industrial and other market
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