Entropic licenses OmniPhy DDR4/3 IP for STB ICs

Monday, April 14th, 2014
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Entropic Selects OmniPhy High-Speed Physical Interface Solution for Next-Generation Set-top Box System-on-a-Chip Designs

SAN JOSE, CA — OmniPhy today announced Entropic (Nasdaq: ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, has licensed the OmniPhy DDR4/3 solution to design low-power, high-performance system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for set-top box (STB) applications.

As part of the OmniPhy product family of Interface PHY IP, the DDR4/3 is a high-speed physical interface solution for a broad range of SDRAM DDR applications ranging from mission-critical to low-power memory subsystems.

“Today’s set-top boxes require IP convergence solutions with higher performance, lower power consumption and improved cost efficiency,” said Vahid Manian, Senior Vice President, Global Engineering and Operations, Entropic. “The OmniPhy DDR system enables Entropic to address a broad selection of connected home products as it provides a robust interface solution that is scalable for high data bandwidth and reliable signaling integrity.”

The silicon validated OmniPhy DDR products are ideal for supporting a wide-range of IP convergence applications, from high-speed communications to low-power handheld devices.

“The DDR interface is a crucial component of most SoCs, particularly the I/O ring, which can significantly impact the die size and power of the design,” said Dr. Claude Gauthier, Chief Operating Officer at OmniPhy. “OmniPhy developed the DDR PHY to address our customers’ need for application-specific DDR PHYs that meet their aggressive power and area requirements.”

OmniPhy’s DDR IP offering consists of PHY IP supporting DDR4, DDR3L, DDR3 LPDDR3 and LPDDR2. The DDR PHY IP supports leading process technologies and includes a DFI 3.1 compliant interface. OmniPhy helps lower integration risk by providing high-quality DDR IP solutions that have been implemented for hundreds of applications and shipping in volume production.


The DDR4/3 PHY IP – 2667Mbps is available now for 28 nanometer (nm) process technologies. OmniPhy’s Interface IP portfolio for SoC solutions also includes 10/100/1G Ethernet, DDR4/3, PCI Express 3.0/2.0, USB 3.0/2.0, SATA and HDMI 2.0, all of which are available now.