Ultra-high density, high density, and high performance logic families utilizing many combinations of Vt and channel length enable the SoC designer to use optimum logic for the particular PPA needs of his logic block implementations. FinFETs provide strong performance across a very wide voltage range, enabling further tuning for performance and power requirements.
Artisan 28nm libraries include ultra-high density, high density, and high performance logic families utilizing many combinations of Vt and channel lengths, all to enable the SoC designer to select the right logic for PPA need of logic block implementation. In newer processes, logic devices operate across a wide voltage range, enabling further tuning for performance and power requirements.
Artisan 40nm logic libraries are silicon proven solutions. Artisan logic libraries consists of base libraries to implement the basic logic functions, a power management kit (PMK) to implement various low power features, a High Performance Kit (HPK) to boost performance of critical paths, as well as a High Density Low Power Kit (HDLPK) with several special low-power and high density cells. Artisan logic libraries support multiple Vt flavors and two channel lengths.
All library cells are 100% footprint compatible, allowing them to be used in an automated multi-Vt flow. ARM also provides a Thick Gate Oxide (TGO) library, which can be used to implement ‘always-on’ functions, as well as connect a sub-block directly to a 3.3V battery. Artisan logic libraries are architected for easy routabillity – a key requirement to achieving high performance/high density designs.