June 15, 2012 -- Dolphin Integration has announced that the new memory architecture RHEA has now passed the Level 1 criteria of TSMC's stringent IP9000 qualification program. The Single Port RAM compiler RHEA is specially suited for consumer applications such as Flash controllers and bridge interfaces.
Because of the combined benefits of TSMC's bit-cell with Dolphin's smart sRAM architecture, the users of the TSMC 85-nm Ultra-Low-Power process can enjoy up to 15% area savings on their memory cuts, and up to 40% leakage reduction and up to 50% dynamic power reduction compared to existing 90-nm LP memory generators.
As an example, one SpRAM RHEA memory cut of 2kx32 achieves a power consumption as low as 17.5 µA/MHz for an area of 0.083 mm². For even further power reduction, low-voltage and dual-voltage variants of the RHEA compiler also are available to ensure safe operation down to 1.0V ±10%.
The SpRAM RHEA generator is available for free download from the Dolphin website.