Socionext Europe GmbH


High-Performance & Custom ASIC (SoC)

The development of complex System-on-Chip (SoC) designs is advancing rapidly, combining embedded multi-core CPUs, high-performance system buses and high-speed data conversion, and serial interface IPs to meet the most demanding system requirements

With 40 years’ experience, Socionext is one of the world’s leading providers of Custom SoC solutions. By focusing on all aspects of the design process, from system architecture definition to chip implementation, we are able to ensure that the most demanding of design targets can be met, whilst optimizing project TAT. Our dedicated ASIC teams in Langen and throughout the world have world-leading expertise in the implementation of extremely complex Custom SoC designs using the latest semiconductor technologies

Design Support

Based on our well-proven, robust design flow, we are able to optimize the implementation of designs in a wide range of process technologies, from 90nm to 16nm. Socionext works with a variety of foundry partners to offer the best solution for each project.

Both full-custom and platform based developments are supported, together with the option to provide customized versions of existing Socionext standard products.

Socionext also offers advanced design services such as an SoC evaluation environment for chip architecture definition; high-level synthesis support; logic design; software and PCB development.

Our platform based solutions offer a stand-alone SoC combining an ARM-based multi-core CPU subsystem with media processing, communications and memory interface IP, coupled with an external FPGA board for customer logic evaluation. This approach not only reduces development risk but speeds time-to-market for the Custom SoC itself.  

With increasing functionality, integration and performance, power consumption becomes an increasingly critical issue.  As an integral part of its proven design flow, Socionext supports a variety of power optimization methodologies such as multi-voltage design, on-chip power management and adaptive power supply control

IP Portfolio

Socionext offers an extensive portfolio of silicon-proven IP to minimize development time and ensure the highest levels of quality. All IPs we offer, whether internally developed or sourced from 3rd parties, have to pass our unique IP Verification Flow before they are applied in customer designs.

The rich line-up of available IPs covers a broad spectrum of possible applications from media and image processing to communications and memory interfaces.

Our comprehensive license agreement with ARM enables us to offer the optimal CPU core(s) for each application. We offer verified reference designs optimized for each core variant in order to minimize risk and development time.

We offer an extensive range of analog macros including data converters, power management functions and complete AFEs for specific applications. In particular, our data converter portfolio covers the complete spectrum of requirements from high resolution to ultra high-speed conversion rates.

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