Silicon Creations Provides CERN With High-Performance SerDes IP

SUWANEE, GA -- (Marketwired) -- May 27, 2014 -- Silicon Creations, supplier of high-performance semi-custom analog and mixed-signal intellectual property (IP), today announced that CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, selected its SerDes interface IP for use in the next-generation detector in the Large Hadron Collider.

CERN recently tested the SerDes output channel and found extremely low jitter levels predicting bit error rates 1,000,000,000X better than conventional SerDes 1E-12 levels.

"We selected Silicon Creations to provide us with a SerDes for the associative memory chip we plan to use in the next-generation detector in the Large Hadron Collider," says Alberto Annovi, project leader CERN Fast Tracker Detector. "Silicon Creations support was prompt and the IP works as claimed. The link in our chip has proven robust -- our Bit Error Rate testing implies an error rate better than 10E-21 at 2Gbps, easily sufficient for our purposes."

The Silicon Creations' SerDes architecture has been proven in processes ranging from 180- to 28-nanometer and is available for custom, semi-custom and standards-based applications including JESD204, XAUI, CPRI, SGMII, V-by-one, Infiniband and Serial RapidIO.

"We're honored that CERN selected our SerDes in the Large Hadron Collider Detector processing channel," comments Andrew Cole, Silicon Creations' vice president of business development. "The performance they have measured matches our expectations and meets their very exacting requirements. It gives us great pleasure to have a role in such important work."

Silicon Creations at DAC
Silicon Creations will exhibit at the 51st Design Automation Conference (DAC) and demonstrate its portfolio of silicon IP in Booth #1101. DAC will be held Monday, June 2, through Wednesday, June 4, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

The DAC website is found at:

About Silicon Creations
Silicon Creations is focused on providing world-class silicon intellectual property (IP) for precision and general-purpose timing (PLLs), SerDes and high-speed differential I/Os. Silicon Creations' IP is in mass production from 28- to 180-nanometer process technologies. With a complete commitment to customer success, its IP has an excellent record of first silicon to mass production in customer designs. Silicon Creations, founded in 2006, is self-funded and growing. The company has development centers in Atlanta, Ga., and Krakow, Poland, and worldwide sales representation. For more information, visit

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For more information, contact:
Andrew Cole 
Silicon Creations 
(866) 232-3431, Ext. 723 

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Nanette Collins
Public Relations for Silicon Creations 
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