On Semiconductor uses 55LPx, RF-enabled process for SoC

Article By : GlobalFoundries

On Semiconductor's RSL10 multi-protocol Bluetooth 5 radio SoC will utilise GlobalFoundries' 55LPx eFlash platform, targeting health and wellness applications.

GlobalFoundries and On Semiconductor have collaborated in a SoC family of devices using GlobalFoundries' 55nm low power extended (55LPx), RF-enabled process technology platform.

On Semiconductor’s RSL10 products are based on a multi-protocol Bluetooth 5 certified radio SoC capable of supporting the advanced wireless functionalities in IoT and “connected” health and wellness markets.

“Bluetooth low energy technology continues to advance as the key enabler for connecting IoT devices, especially with low power consumption requirements,” said Robert Tong, vice president of On Semiconductor’s Medical and Wireless Products division. “The RSL10 family offers the industry’s lowest power consumption in deep sleep mode and peak receiving mode, enabling ultra-long battery life, and supporting functionalities like firmware over the air updates. Tong added that the RSL10 SoCs can be used in a wide range of applications including wearables and IoT edge-node devices such as smart locks and appliances.

GlobalFoundries' 55nm LPx RF-enabled platform includes silicon qualified RF IP and Silicon Storage Technology’s (SST) embedded SuperFlash memory featuring:

  • Read speed: less than 10ns
  • Small bitcell size
  • Data retention: more than 20 years
  • Endurance: more than 200K cycles
  • Fully qualified for Auto Grade 1 operation: AEC-Q100

GlobalFoundries' 55LPx eFlash platform has been in volume production at the foundry’s 300mm line in Singapore since 2015.

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