Global Unichip Corporation Utilizes Cadence Analog IP to Implement WiGig-Enabled SoC on 28nm Process

GUC Achieved First Silicon Success with Industry's First Analog Front-End IP

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 4, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that Global Unichip Corporation (GUC) achieved first-silicon success integrating tri-band analog front-end (AFE) intellectual property (IP) with WiGig (IEEE 802.11ad), enabling integration of digital logic and analog monolithic die in an advanced 28nm complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) process. The availability of the silicon-proven Cadence® tri-band AFE IP running at 3.5 Giga-samples per second (GS/s) saved GUC's end customer over a year of total development time.

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The WiGig specification enables near-field streaming of uncompressed HDTV content and has emerged as a leading innovation to cut the HDMI cord in TV entertainment rooms, as well as flexibly extend the HDTV experience into other venues. According to ABI Research, "over 1.5 billion chipsets with 802.11ad will be shipped in 2018."

The tri-band AFE IP includes WiGig (802.11ad) and Wi-Fi (802.11n or 802.11ac), and enables the throughput rate of up to 3.5GS/S needed to support uncompressed HDTV video. The AFE IP contains new dual-analog-to-digital converter (ADC), dual-digital-to-analog converter (DAC), phase-locked loop (PLL), oscillator and fast wake-up functions. The IP provides customers the flexibility to build SoCs for applications including Internet of Things (IoT), tablets, PCs, shared workstations, media hubs, network-attached storage (NAS), set-top boxes and digital/HDTVs.

"The wireless market continues to evolve quickly with demand for higher throughput requirements. We are investing in this emerging area to have the expertise to accelerate our customer's product time to market," said Yawlin Hwang, Worldwide Sales VP of Global Unichip Corporation. "We chose to work with Cadence on this emerging market segment as they not only offered the silicon-proven AFE IP, they also surpassed the performance requirements for the interface."

About GUC
GLOBAL UNICHIP CORP. (GUC) is the Flexible ASIC LeaderTM who provides the semiconductor industry with leading IC implementation and SoC manufacturing services. Based in Hsin-chu Taiwan, GUC has developed a global reputation with a presence in China, Europe, Japan, Korea, and North America. GUC is publicly traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the symbol 3443. For more information, visit

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