The Quantum™ programmable architecture was created based on the following goals:
- To be the leading programmable technology delivering the best power, performance, and area (form factor) for silicon products
- To be the most flexible programmable technology tailored for ASIC, ASSP, and FPGA integration. Working with us on a joint development can help enhance return on investment (ROI) and time to market (TTM) for customers' system products and end-customer solutions.
Power, Performance, and Area
The basic building block of the Quantum technology is the eXchangeable Logic and Routing (XLR) cell. An XLR cell can function as either a LUT-based logic cell or a routing switch encoded with a scalable, flexible routing structure. This innovation improves the active area utilization by 4X compared to traditional FPGAs, resulting in up to 4X area efficiency and a 2X power advantage. The EFabric power, performance and area advantage is scalable by logic density.
Tailored for ASIC, ASSP, and FPGA Integration
The competitive Quantum technology only requires 7 metal layers, a significant reduction compared to traditional FPGAs that have 10 to 14 layers. Fewer metal layers translate to a better cost structure and ease of ASIC/ASSP/FPGA integration. By integrating the Quantum technology into an ASIC or ASSP, you can create more innovative solutions and markets beyond the timeline of silicon tapeout, thereby enhancing the ROI and TTM of your system products.