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Asynchronous technology

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  • 1. Asynchronous Technology INVESTOR PRESENTATION MAKING CLOCK-LESS ASYNCHRONOUS DESIGN POSSIBLE IN MAINSTREAM BY USING EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURECopyright © Abstracte Technologies, India
  • 2. A tech start-up with six international patents in asynchronous digital designWe have developed a disruptive VLSI asynchronous logic design method. Design flow used is as close to traditional one for synchronous designs as possibleA basic microprocessor was designed using the developed methodology. Following advantages were evident during the exercise:  Logic design was more intuitive  Timing management was similar to synchronous  Routing congestion problem was not encountered  A truly modular structure was achieved (Plug and synthesize model)The company is through with initial R&D, design and implementation and is now looking forward for angel investment to set up a shop in US for advanced R&D and product developmentCopyright © Abstracte Technologies, India
  • 3. Existing technology is not the ideal choice  Traditionally, most digital circuits are built as synchronous or clocked logic  Clock is preferred for its simplicity in design process  Although synchronous is the obvious choice, it is not the ideal one  Power wastage in undue clocking  Worst case design  Silicon area overhead  Inter-module dependenciesCopyright © Abstracte Technologies, India
  • 4. Yet! The ideal one is not the right choice Even though asynchronous solutions have:  No clock issues  Lower power dissipation  Faster speed performance (Average case design)  Partial or complete PVT variation immunity  Inherent modularity and concurrency THEY ARE NOT USED, BECAUSE  Design process is complex  Inefficient implementation techniques requiring larger number of transistors and hence increased power  Lack of EDA tools  Verification and debugging difficult  Reimplementation effort greaterCopyright © Abstracte Technologies, India
  • 5. We bridged the GAPTo make asynchronous attractive, we developed a methodology where:  We used standard EDA tools available in market  We kept the design flow as close to synchronous as possible  We designed timing constraints similar to synchronous setup-hold  Made sure standard debugging and test infrastructure is compatible  Made sure to allow maximum possible re-use of existing designsCopyright © Abstracte Technologies, India
  • 6. We introduced some changes in the design flowCopyright © Abstracte Technologies, India
  • 7. Our ‘Proof of Concept’ Module level example implementation (FIFO)  180nm TSMC node  35% of power saving as compared to synchronous counterpart  Area overhead expected to be compensated at system level Asynchronous microprocessor implementation  Logic design more intuitive  Timing management similar to synchronous  Routing congestion problem not encountered, which is normally expected for asynchronous  A true “plug and synthesize” architecture achievedCopyright © Abstracte Technologies, India
  • 8. We are targeting the key levers of the industry Main target will be  Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) companies such as ARM, MIPS and Authentec  Integrated Device Manufacturers (IDM) like Intel, Atmel and Broadcom Across applications  Microprocessors, Microcontrollers  Arithmetic, cryptographic cores  Encoders/Decoders (Like JPEG)  DSPs The technology can also be used to design more efficient  Multi-Clock domain synchronization  GALS/GSLA interfaces  Clock-less – Clocked circuits interfaces Which allows us to target already implemented designs like modems, DSPs, SoCs and high end microprocessorsCopyright © Abstracte Technologies, India
  • 9. The Industry has huge potential and demands on-going efficiency Embedded intelligent systems  Growth from 19% to 33% of total electronic shipments for intelligent systems  Intelligent systems market to grow from 1.8 billion units to 4 billion units in 2015  Embedded semiconductor market will grow at 20% CAGR from 2010 to 2015 Embedded Semiconductor  Microcontrollers with $15 billion revenues in 2010  Embedded MPUs and SoCs with $3.65 billion in 2010, 20% CAGR for 2010-2015 Microprocessors and Microcontrollers  7.2 billion cores consumed in 2010, CAGR of 15% from 2010-2015, 14.4 billion cores in 2015 Wireless  The wireless semiconductor market totaled $70 billion in 2011 and will have a compound annual growth rate of 12 percent through 2016Copyright © Abstracte Technologies, India
  • 10. Our revenue streams Direct Sales  We will license the technology as design library  A standard IP licensing model of license upfront + Royalty on revenues will be followed  We will provide support service as part of the package, necessary because of the novel nature of technology Consultancy and Design Services  Consultancy will be an additional form of support mechanism to help design asynchronous logic and improve R&D margins  In further stages of operations, we will explore design services to optimize our revenues Possible sales channels  Agreements with design services companies  On/Off site consultancy services  Knowledge and training services  Foundry agreementsCopyright © Abstracte Technologies, India
  • 11. Questions?Copyright © Abstracte Technologies, India