Memory controllers IP solutions
Based on the experience in SoC design and IP development and in combination with our robust verification methodology, Barco Silex offers efficient and comprehensive solutions for widely used controllers such as DDR, DDR2, DDR3, NAND Flash, SRAM or DMA.
The many generic optional features available in our IP cores allow the customer to get the best possible trade-off between performance and area and to meet each and every customer's application requirements.
Our memory controllers IP family
|Multi-Port AHB DDR SDRAM Memory Controller||BA312|
|Single-Port AHB SRAM/NOR Flash Controller||BA313|
|Single-Port AHB NAND Flash Controller with ECC||BA315|
|AXI DDR2 SDRAM Memory Controller||BA316|
|Multi-Port DDR3/DDR2 Memory Controller||BA317|
|External Bus Interface (EBI)||BA318|
|Ultra-Tiny AHB Multi-Channel DMA Controller||BA612A|
- High-performance and customizable solutions
- ASIC and FPGA Solutions
- Easy-to-use solutions with optional features and different user interfaces (APB, AHB, AXI)
- Solutions compliant with standard PHY Interfaces like ONFI (Open NAND Flash Interface) or DFI (DDR PHY Interface)
- Silicon proven solutions
Customers developing their memory controller IP will not bring that differentiation, but it will keep busy some high level resources who could be assigned to any other part of the ASIC or SoC design. This is a main reason why buying a memory controller is smarter than making. This is why the memory controller IP market has a bright future: you need one for every SoC developed and the trend in the semiconductor is to focus the design resource on the differentiating part of the SoC.
This means that although the number of ASIC design start is declining, the proportion of SoC is growing faster. When integrating a processor, you need to access external memory, so you need to integrate a DDRn Controller. Considering the ever increasing memory interface frequency and the related difficulty to build a DDRn Controller, leads more frequently to an external buy solution. This is why the forecast for the DDR Controller IP market is growing and why Barco Silex continues to invest in the development of DDRn controllers, optimizing the resources and upgrading the speed.
We address the well know challenges of the memory controller market, and we guarantee quality, predictability and time to market.
We propose a smooth and attractive business model. If you commit as a customer your SoC to Barco, we offer for free the available IP.