Q2 2019


Northwest Logic is the HBM2 Controller Market Leader

Since the first demonstration in 2015, Northwest Logic’s HBM2 controllers have become market’s preferred choice:

  • 31 customer designs and 9 test chips
  • Silicon proven on TSMC, Samsung, Global Foundries processes
  • Full support for HBM2, HBM2E and Low Latency HBM devices
  • Broadcom, Rambus, eSilicon and Synopsys HBM PHY support
  • Used in broad array of AI, data center, networking and HPC applications

“Our HBM Controllers are highly configurable enabling our customers to optimize the performance, size and power of their designs,” said Brian Daellenbach, President of Northwest Logic. For more information please contact Northwest Logic.

eSilcon Tapes Out 7nm Combo PHY (HBM2/HBM2E) Test Chip with Northwest Logic’s HBM2 Controller Core

eSilicon recently announced the tape out of an 7nm HBM2/HBM2E Test Chip which includes Northwest Logic’s market leading HBM2 Controller. “HBM memory stacks are a critical component for many of our new FinFET-class 2.5D ASICs,” said Hugh Durdan, vice president, strategy and products at eSilicon. “We look forward to validating the performance and functionality of our combo PHY and Northwest Logic’s controller to support the latest HBM capabilities.” “We are pleased to work with our partner, eSilicon, on the validation of our Controller for HBM2E and with the previously taped out low latency test chip,” said Brian Daellenbach, president of Northwest Logic. Click here for more information about eSilicon’s 7nm networking IP platform. Click here for more information on Northwest Logic’s Memory solutions.

Northwest Logic’s PCI Express® 5.0 Solution Available Now

Northwest Logic has been delivering PCI Express solutions for more than a decade. These solutions have been used in many designs including in the military, medical, data storage, communications, broadcast applications in ASICs, structured ASICs and FPGAs. Northwest Logic now adds to this silicon-proven solution its high-performance PCI Express 5.0 Core. The PCI Express 5.0 Solution offers a rich feature-set including:

• High-performance, easy-to-use core with optional scatter-gather DMA support
• PCI Express™ 5.0 specification compliant-backward compatible with PCIe 4/3/2/1
• x16, x8, x4, x2, x1 lane with bifurcation support
• 32 Gbit/s SERDES, RP, EP, Switch support

Contact Northwest Logic for more information and to start your PCIe® 5.0 ASIC designs now!

Automotive Tier1 Advanced Video System Deployed with Northwest Logic’s CSI-2 Controller Cores

German Automotive Tier1s have a long history of delivering products with top quality and reliability including deploying technology targeted at improved automotive safety. “Northwest Logic’s CSI-2 Controller Core solution met all our Video System requirements. After a rigorous evaluation we deployed Northwest Logic’s multi-streaming CSI-2 Controller Receiver (Rx) and Transmitter (TX) Cores in our advanced video system. Their high-quality IP and excellent technical support and high-quality IP enabled our product team to deliver our upcoming multi-stream MIPI video system on time,” said Christian Schwarz, Senior Designer at a German Automotive Tier1. Please contact Northwest Logic for more information.

Northwest Logic Presenting at Rambus China Seminars

Rambus is hosting technical seminars in Shanghai on May 14th and Beijing on May 17th. These seminars will describe how to achieve higher memory and SERDES interface performance and power efficiency in applications such as artificial intelligence and wireline communication. Northwest Logic will be presenting in both the memory and SERDES interface portions of the seminars. For more information and to register click here.

Northwest Logic Will Be Participating In the Samsung Foundry Forum

Northwest Logic, a Samsung HBM Ecosystem Partner (see white paper), will be participating in the Samsung Foundry Forum on May 14, 2019 at the Santa Clara Marriott.  Northwest Logic’s controllers are being used by our customers in multiple Samsung Foundry nodes including 8nm”.  Please stop by Northwest Logic’s kiosk to learn about Northwest Logic’s HBM2, GDDR6, PCIe 5.0, CSI-2 and DSI-2 controller cores for your next Samsung Foundry design. To get more information on the forum, click here.

Implementing HBM in SIP – a DAC 2019 Session From Samsung Electronics

In this session, Samsung will describe how to implement High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) in System In Package (SiP) applications, including design, verification and test.  The presentation reflects more than 3 years of Samsung’s HBM manufacturing proficiency across a wide range of customer applications (HPC, AI, Network, Graphics, etc.).  Northwest Logic is an important IP provider in Samsung’s HBM ecosystem.  For more details about this session, click here.

Northwest Logic Will Be At Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2019

Northwest Logic will be at DAC 2019 in Las Vegas, June 4th and 5th.  Please contact us if you are going to be at DAC and would like to have a face-to-face meeting to discuss our latest Memory, PCIe or MIPI IP products and roadmap.