MOSAID Delivers Silicon-Proven PLLs at 65 Nanometers



    OTTAWA, April 10 /CNW Telbec/ - MOSAID Technologies Incorporated
(TSX: MSD), a leading provider of high-performance, flexible semiconductor
intellectual property (IP), today announced working silicon for its PLLs at
the 65nm CMOS process node. MOSAID's PLLs were fabricated in both standard
logic and low-power 65nm process nodes at a leading foundry.
    SoCs at 65nm include many IP cores which often have different frequency
requirements. Implementations are simplified using one or more of MOSAID's
configurable, high-performance PLLs. With PLL IP that is already proven at
65nm, designers reduce the risk and development cost for chips that use this
IP and the end products in which they are embedded.
    "Many SoC designs, including consumer product SoCs, are quickly moving to
the 65nm process node to reduce cost and increase functionality," said Michael
Kaskowitz, Senior Vice President, Semiconductor IP, MOSAID. "Our 65nm
silicon-proven PLL IP gives our customers time-to-market and flexibility
advantages over the competition."
    MOSAID's fractional-N PLL is a fully integrated, programmable, low-power,
high-performance Delta-Sigma, Fractional-N product. It is optimized for
line-operated and battery powered applications at system clock rates as high
as 3.2GHz. The large fractional multiplication range of MOSAID's PLL enables
it to address many markets and applications with a single, low-cost crystal
frequency, thus reducing inventory, delivery time and bill of materials (BOM)
cost. Applications for these PLLs include frequency generation for audio and
video decode/encode, interface standards, graphics processing, and network
communications.
    Datasheets for 65nm MOSAID PLLs are available from the MOSAID Customer
Center at www.mosaid.com. MOSAID's Fractional-N PLL is also available in 80nm,
90nm and 130nm process geometries.

    About MOSAID
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    MOSAID Technologies Incorporated makes semiconductors better through the
development and licensing of intellectual property. MOSAID counts many of the
world's largest semiconductor companies among its customers. Founded in 1975,
MOSAID is based in Ottawa, Ontario, with an office in Santa Clara, California.
For more information, visit www.mosaid.com.
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For further information: Media inquiries: Michael Sydow, Vice President,
Marketing, (408) 567-2756, msydow@mosaid.com; Colleen McGuire, Communications
Specialist, (613) 599-9539 x1228, mcguire@mosaid.com; Jim Lipman, Cain
Communications, (925) 606-1370, jlipman@caincom.com

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