LSI Accelerates Innovation with 28nm Custom Silicon Platform

Broad family of silicon-proven intellectual property blocks and advanced design methodology accelerate time to market for system-on-a-chip solutions

MILPITAS, Calif., -- ACCELERATING INNOVATION CONFERENCE -- LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced the availability of its 28nm custom silicon platform that includes a broad portfolio of intellectual property (IP) blocks and an advanced design methodology for custom systems-on-a-chip (SoC). The platform leverages multiple generations of custom silicon expertise and enables OEMs to build highly differentiated solutions for next-generation data center, enterprise and service provider networking applications.

The 28nm platform, which uses the TSMC 28HP high-K metal gate process technology, enables customers to realize unprecedented levels of SoC integration with significantly greater performance and lower power dissipation. Customers can select from a broad family of pre-qualified IP blocks, including high-speed serializer-deserializers (SerDes), protocol solutions, high-performance and high-density memories, a 1000Base-T Ethernet PHY, Tarari® deep packet inspection engines, StarCore(TM) digital signal processors (DSP) and microprocessors including ARM, MIPS and PowerPC® processors.

"Today's advanced networking systems require differentiated hardware solutions to cope with traffic growth while meeting stringent requirements on power," said Bryan Lewis, research vice president, Gartner. "Custom ASICs provide OEMs with the ability to tailor hardware to meet these increased customer demands."

Compared to the previous generation, the 28nm design libraries offer power savings of up to 40% at double the density and up to 25% higher performance allowing customers to meet performance demands while simultaneously reducing product and cooling costs.

"The incredible growth of content in networking infrastructure demands highly integrated SoC solutions that meet performance and power dissipation challenges," said Sudhakar Sabada, senior vice president and general manager, Custom Solutions Division, LSI. "With a portfolio of silicon-proven IP cores and multigenerational expertise in implementing complex, customized SoCs, LSI enables customers to meet next-generation challenges and helps them differentiate their products in the marketplace."

The 28nm platform leverages multiple generations of experience in designing IP blocks for networking applications. Designed to meet the requirements of next-generation networking systems, LSI IP blocks provide much-needed design margin to cope with harsh real-world environments. An advanced design methodology including hierarchical design and test insertion capabilities enables faster time-to-market for customers.

Design kits for the 28nm platform are available now. Initial 28nm custom silicon designs are currently in development with multiple customers and are expected to sample in early 2011. For more information, please visit

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