FDXcelerator™ Partner Program FAQ
What is being offered?
FDXcelerator delivers design elements (IP), platforms (ASIC), tools (EDA), reference solutions (reference designs, system IP), resources (design consultation, services), and product packaging and test (OSAT) solutions that enable GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ customers to improve SoC development cycle times and minimize development costs.
What are the advantages of this ecosystem to customers?
GLOBALFOUNDRIES FDXcelerator™ Partner Program is an ecosystem to facilitate 22FDX™ system-on-chip (SoC) design and reduce time-to-market, including validated FDX™ supported IP, design flows and solutions.
What technology is the FDXcelerator tied to?
Currently the ecosystem is set up around GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 22FDX technology, with foundation and complex IPs built to suit the SoC as fab ready. FDXcelerator will extend to also include 12FDX™ as this next generation solution development gains momentum.
How different is the FDXcelerator from the FD-SOI consortium?
Both the FDXcelerator and the FD-SOI consortium are complementary programs with the FDXcelerator being specialized or tailored around the GLOBALFOUNDRIES FDX solutions.
What is the market opportunity for FDXcelerator? What are the primary application targets?
The market opportunity for FDXcelerator encompasses the 22FDX technology which is quite large starting with the general category of connected intelligent systems. The range of applications span across systems for intelligent clients, 5G connectivity, AR/VR, and automotive.
Will the Ecosystem help in migrating the SoC development from bulk nodes to FD-SOI?
FDXcelerator lowers the barriers of migration from bulk nodes such as 40nm or 28nm to FD-SOI through leveraging existing design flows, design automation tools and design service partners.
When can I start using the ecosystem as a customer?
Today! With the release of the 22FDX PDK (0.6) which has EDA tools from Cadence, Synopsys, ANSYS, ATopTech & Mentor Graphics, and also INVECAS foundation and application-optimized IPs, the infrastructure to support the FDX SoC development is already in place and growing.
What other partners are you planning to add?
FDXcelerator is an open and collaborative program composed of a variety of partners, including Cadence, Synopsys, INVECAS, Verisilicon, CEA Leti, Dreamchip and Encore Semi. Participating members have committed to build innovative 22FDX SoC solutions that will position their companies to take advantage of the broad adoption and expected growth of the FDX market.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES continues to work closely with multiple partners to expand our FDXcelerator design ecosystem.
How is the FDXcelerator different from GLOBALSOLUTIONS?
FDXcelerator is complementary to GLOBALSOLUTIONS. FDXcelerator is an FDX-specific program that extends beyond IP solutions to offer an end-to-end FD-SOI customer solution market place including Tools (EDA), Design Elements (IP), Platforms (ASIC), Reference Solutions (system IP), Resources (design consultation, services), and Product Packaging and Test (OSAT). Both programs will be run in tight interlock.
Where can I learn more about FDXcelerator?
Please visit our website or feel free to contact FDXcelerator_support@globalfoundries.com