Silicon Interfaces is a powerhouse of Intellectual
Property developed by its team of Engineers. These are owned and
copyrighted by Silicon Interfaces and sold as Portfolio of IPs. Silicon
Interfaces emerged out of "stealth mode" in the Development Phase
effective January 16th, 2002 and unveiled a plethora of 12 IPs and 6+
Verification IP across a broad spectrum.
Under Silicon Cores Program, we have developed a
portfolio of Plug-&-Play IPs spread across various domain such as
Networking, Wireless, Communications and Interconnect. Silicon Interfaces
has developed IPs such as 802.11 a/b/g MAC, Gigabit Ethernet MAC, 1394,
USB2.0, Infiniband. Etc
As a recognized guru in the space of Verification
Methodologies, Silicon Interfaces is a company which is the one stop
solution for Verification in terms of coverage on Languages, Tools and
Methodologies. Silicon Interfaces has the unique position to offer
solutions in SystemVerilog based on Synopsys VMM, Mentor OVM/AVM and
Cadence OVM/URM. Silicon Interfaces has developed Verification Components
such as - GEMAC OVC, 1394 OVC, USB2.0 SV VMM VIP, 1394 uVC, 1394 eVC and
UART eVC. Etc
The Silicon Cores Program is an IP Development
Program and is offered based on three Tier levels, namely Membership,
(optional) Product Support Engineering (PSE) and IP Licensing. The Program
is targeted to the Networking (wireless and wired), Data Communications
and Inter-connect areas, with extensions to Embedded and Storage areas.
The program offers a Portfolio of Design IPs and has a program for Roadmap
IPs. Memberships are also offered for standalone single IPs, known as
The Design IPs come in a range of plug-&-play
hosts, including 8/16/32 bit processor interfaces, AMBA, PCI and
Silicon Cores Verification IPs are not part of the
Portfolio and Tier 1 Members need to separately license Verification IPs
as part of the Tier 3 program and are available for licensing based on
perpetual, networked and for worldwide use.
All Silicon Cores Design IPs are targeted to FPGAs
from Xilinx, Actel and Altera for synthesis optimizations. Mature IPs have
been validated using FPGA target boards as well as siliconized to TSMC,
UMC or Chartered .09/.13 CMOS libraries. Certification is available for
Design IPs at extra charge.
Tier 1: Membership
This Program is available for Membership based on
multi-level Annual Subscription Fees. Membership Levels are based on
target industries and prices are based on Usage for Geographical Locations
as well as level of Application Engineering (AE) and Product Support
Engineering (PSE) support. There are special levels of memberships for
Startups, Universities, IP Provider or Resellers and
Membership permits the Member rights of internal
usage of IP and limited Application Engineer (AE) support. Membership
permits Members to guide the Program growth in terms of areas of
development as well as Resell the IPs.
The Silicon Cores Program has the following Membership levels based on Annual Subscription
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1. Standard - targeted to Universities (per annum), early-stage Start-ups and Post-
Tier 2: Membership will assure the Member the option to
First Right of Call to Modify and Change the IPs as part of the Product
Support Engineering (PSE) as may be required by Member internally or by
its customer, at separately agreed and discounted costs; this may pertain
to adding/modifying interfaces, low power, faster, lower gate count and
other modification required such as re-targeting to ASIC libraries and
Tier 3: If external customer were to buy any IP for
Member were to use IP for any current design or future SOC, ASICs or FPGAs
for Sale, a License Fee (Tier 3) would be payable to Silicon Interfaces.
License fees for FPGA are typically 20% of ASIC.
IPs may be classified in three levels
Level 1: Individually priced low per license of usage per design.
(Free with sale of Level 2 and Level 3.)
Example of Level 1 IPs are 8051, 8530, 7990, UART, etc.
Level 2: Individually priced medium per license of usage per design.
Example Level 2 IPs: Gigabit Ethernet, Sonet, Bluetooth and 1394.
Level 3: Individually priced higher per license of usage per design.
Example of Level 3 IPs are: 802.11, Rapid IO, USB2, OTG and Infiniband
The IP Classification may change from time to time.
For more information, please contact email@example.com
Evaluation for limited time (3 months) usage
a. Limited Internal Usage
b. Only for Site Licensed
2. Premium - targeted to EDA, IP Provider Companies with interest in IP Dev
a. Limited Internal Usage
b. Only for Named Site(s) Licensed by Street Addresses, maximum 3 Sites
3. Gold - targeted to Networking, Communications and Storage Companies
a. Unlimited Internal Usage
b. All Sites in Country of Membership
4. Platinum - targeted to Foundries, Semiconductor, System House and Networking Majors
a. Unlimited Internal Usage and Product Development with any one IPs
2 Support included (some restrictions may apply)
b. All Sites World-wide