SANTA CLARA, USA: Kilopass Technology Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor logic non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), announced that Analog Devices is using Kilopass’ XPM one-time programmable (OTP) NVM in a range of analog and mixed-signal products.
Analog Devices, a global leader in high performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, is a licensee of Kilopass’ XPM.
Kilopass embedded NVM is implemented in standard CMOS without any additional backend process steps. It is designed for manufacturability for mass production; it follows foundry DFM design rules, utilizes standard devices supplied by the foundry, and requires no additional overlay tolerance or process control. Yield matches the foundry process. Quality and reliability is guaranteed from rigorous characterization and qualification of XPM.
“Non-volatile memory is a very useful capability in several of our consumer and high performance mixed signal devices,” said Kevin Kattmann, product line director, High-Speed Converters, Analog Devices. “Kilopass’ XPM has delivered an area-effective, high-yield solution.”
For analog and mixed signal designs, there are often add-on processing steps required to achieve higher gain or linearity. Kilopass’ XPM is implemented in standard logic CMOS which is compatible with RF, CIS, SiGe, or high voltage processes such as BCD. An XPM OTP macro can be used in a broad range of product lines using either pure logic CMOS or logic CMOS with additional backend processing steps to support RF, CIS, SiGe, or high voltage.
“We are pleased that Analog Devices has been a long-term customer of Kilopass,” said Kilopass CEO, Charlie Cheng. “We are committed to adding high value to our customers’ solutions. With the versatility of XPM in derivative processes, customers can provide higher performance and highly differentiated products to market faster.”