NVidia, world leader in visual computing technologies, partnered with ICsense and Sofics on a revolutionary integrated I/O solution to enable fully protected 3.3V I/O's with 1.8V transistors in TSMC 40 and 28nm.
Shannon Morton from NVidia explains; “ICsense’s expertise in making high-voltage circuits with low-voltage transistors led to first silicon success for this complex and innovative design. We particularly appreciate our close cooperation with ICsense's engineers and their proactive and flexible attitude."
NVidia uses the unique methodology in their baseband processors for smartphones, tablets and mobile broadband devices. The architecture allows to communicate with legacy devices at 3.3V without the use of expensive high-voltage masks. The ESD protections are developed by Sofics.
"We are delighted to have NVidia as one of our long-term customers", explains ICsense' CBDO Wim Claes, “We are working on the edge of the technological boundaries and this partnership proves that industry is ready to take our innovations into production”.