SiFive Licenses Flex Logix eFPGA for Lower Power Communications SoC EFLX eFPGA enables the development of communications ICs that are smaller, lighter and consume lower power than using traditional FPGAs

Flex Logix® Technologies, Inc. announced that OpenFive has licensed the EFLX® eFPGA for use in a low power communications SoC, powerful and flexible enough to be used in the data center and edge applications, for a mutual customer of OpenFive and Flex Logix.

eFPGA for Communications Applications

Communications systems today are major users of FPGAs for flexibility and reconfigurability for customization and real-time updating of protocols and algorithms. Flex Logix’s EFLX eFPGA allows systems to be smaller, lighter, and lower power by integrating the FPGA into the application-specific integrated circuit/system-on-a-chip (ASIC/SoC) compared to the traditional method of using an external FPGA.

“We are proud to work with OpenFive and our joint customer who extensively evaluated Flex Logix’s technology,” said Geoff Tate, CEO of Flex Logix. “Because our eFPGA can deliver significant improvements in performance, power, and reconfigurability, we are seeing more opportunities to work with a premier custom silicon solution provider such as OpenFive.  Customers can benefit greatly from having RTL configurability in their ASICs.”

“We’re honored to have Flex Logix as an eFPGA partner, not only because their EFLX eFPGA offers density, performance, and the ability to do large arrays, but also because the company has achieved many customer tape-outs in various applications including aerospace, communications ASICs and low power MCUs,” said Shafy Eltoukhy, CEO of OpenFive.  “Flex Logix’s eFPGA offerings are also easy to integrate across most process nodes, enabling OpenFive to deliver domain-specific custom silicon solutions with differentiated IP that are optimized for power, performance, and area.”

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