Product lifecycles today need much more than engineering expertise than ever before. Increasing functionalities for every product has driven the complexity of the design to new heights. So today, a single line approach to the lifecycle roadmap is just not enough. What you need is a multi-pronged approach to reach the goals of creating an optimal solution, at the lowest possible cost, and fastest time-to-market - all with minimal flaws.
To master this complexity you need skilled domain experts at every stage, with the ability to break down every process into the minutest detail at multiple stages. Obviously this requires a high degree of skill in Architecture modelling, Architecture evaluation, Optimal Hardware-Software partitioning, RTL implementation and closure of functional verification. Of course, we have these skills.
Adding to this is the assurance of a smooth backend development process, at every step.
Our seamless team communication ensures better leveraging of knowledge from different functional groups for effective integration and much faster issues resolution. The high degree of accuracy in the processes that we offer will give you much shorter iteration cycle, much less turnaround time with a very high accuracy level, in terms of product quality. This ensures the biggest advantage you can have – much faster time to market. And as a bonus, a huge competitive edge!
Graphene offers services in the entire spectrum right from architecture definition, evaluating and sourcing 3rd party IP and delivering the final solution. Graphene's frontend design & verification services comprises of
The advantages we bring to you are:
|Connectivity/ Buses||PCIe, Rapid IO, GBE, USB1.0, USB2.0, USB3.0, Fast Ethernet, I2C, UART, SPI, AXI, AHB, APB, MIPI, CSI/DSI|
|CPU Cores||Cortex A15, A9, A8, A7, A5 Cortex, R7-4, ARM7, ARM9, ARM11, T1 DSP, OMAP, Intel ATOM, X86, Power PC etc.|
|Verification Methodology||UVM, OVM, VMM,- Tools: Cadence, Synopsys, Mentor|
|TEST||IEEE P15000, IEEE, 1149.1, IEEE 1149.7|
Graphene's frontend design team comes with significant execution expertise on latest technology nodes, complex design, advanced methodologies and various kinds of FPGAs. We assure extremely strong domain expertise across various aspects of product design:
Graphene takes a system-level design approach to product development. Our hardware engineering capabilities support our customers in satisfying their critical product development needs.
Our approach to verification ensures:
Graphene's Verification Methodology provides following benefits:
With the rapid technology advancements, the possible applications that can be realized has expanded widely. This has added dimensions to chip design that require deeper understanding and implementation skills in order to help the customers realize those applications. Graphene’s objective of providing the best possible skills support for the design lifecycle starts from here.
We excel at understanding and delivering complex designs targeted at deep submicron technologies. The deep understanding of technology and good methodology that is imperative at all stages of the design cycle in order, is a mandate. That is how we deliver the perfect backend product development process at fast turnaround, "first pass silicon success", least iterations, high reliability and high yield, and finally, the fastest time to market.
We provide Backend Design Services with the expertise of our in-house methodology developed with the aid of industry standard toolsets and technologies. Of course, we set the base with our customer's methodology in areas of
Graphene's backend design team comes with significant execution expertise on latest technology nodes, complex design & advanced methodologies. Our teams with their deep down expertise support your product lifecycle’s base stage with world class expertise, ensuring a much longer market stay with a much shorter production, design and fabrication cycle. We achieve this by crunching time and cost with help from our domain experts, at every step of the flow.
We have a number of successful implementation of designs onto FPGAs, Gate Arrays, Standard Cell, and transistor level full custom ASICs and complex SoCs. Standing by our clients, we have worked alongside with large foundries and have successfully transformed many designs from RTL to GDSII, performing all physical verification checks including timing, power, logic equivalency, layout versus schematic, on chip variation, cross talk, etc. The seamless integration that we ensure between physical design and design functions, results in a manageable, high performance, low risk and efficient physical implementation.
Aided by the expertise of our in-house methodology developed with the aid of industry standard toolsets and technologies, Graphene provides complete support to our customer's methodology in areas of:
Graphene PD team comes with varied skills and expertise that covers entire chip implementation cycle.
While the team comes with a tapeout experience on older nodes viz. 40nm, 65nm and above, most projects handled recently have been on 16nm, 14nm and 28nm. However, following is the spread of our technology expertise:
The team has experience working on following application types:
Deep submicron technologies demand complex designs which cannot be created without good methodology at all stages of the design cycle. This efficiency is imperative for a quick turnaround and the advantage of “first time success” that leads to faster time to market, coupled with high reliability and yield.
Inevitably, first time success can only be ensured when perfect testing processes are in place. Graphene’s expertise in handling various testing processes and our deep experience in the design testing space, give us the advantage of flawless testing for each of the designs that our clients get.
Using standard tool sets that assimilate the client’s methodology we provide testing strengths by:
Our biggest advantage is that the designers spend quality time at the planning stage, making the methodology fool-proof as the operation progresses. The customer is kept aware of the fault coverage pre- and post- DFT feature insertion and his concurrence is sought before the designer can take the design through the actual DFT feature insertion process.
In our design methodology equal emphasis is placed on each step required in inserting DFT features in the design. Close assessment and tracking and precise documentation of every step ensures a smooth and appropriate insertion, with regular reviews scheduled at the following stages:
With stringent processes tracking and assessments in place Graphene Semiconductor DFT services methodology, provides the following key benefits:
Graphene DFT services are offered around industry standard tools from Synopsys & Mentor Graphics etc. Automation is achieved through MAKE, TCL, PERL etc.
Analog and Mixed signal design encompass two vital portions of VLSI designs – Digital and Analog blocks.
Graphene has developed a unique design environment for high-quality analog and digital design in a structured way, resulting in a high reliability and high first-time-right success rate. Our in- house methodologies offer fast and accurate full chip-level mixed-signal simulation coverage with EDA simulators such as Spectre , Ultraism , AMS +Ultrasim and System Verilog etc.
At Graphene, the deep domain expertise of our Analog and Custom layout team has ensured an impressive list of extremely satisfied clients. Their expertise also extends to consulting on custom layout aspects of these and any other design requirement.
The team has experience on technology nodes ranging from 130nm all the way to 14nm having supported designs in different application domains.
Software engineering plays a key role in our objective of driving business excellence using technology. Graphene semiconductors offers end to end technology support for our clients, so with a deep domain understanding of the silicon heart, our expertise extends to the software engineering focused towards complete product development for final deployment and post market deployment support.
Our excellent engineering skills with deep experience in software gives us the expertise to take up development for various layers of firmware - from device drivers, framework development, multimedia, to protocols and application layer development. Our product development experience extends the services to automation, tools and flow development to enable enhanced productivity and development experience. This expertise carries your product across Embedded Software, Application Software and Software Testing processes as well.
The verticals we specialize in are:
Rapid innovations in the embedded software technologies are today making the market extremely competitive and quality conscious. As the communication and consumer electronics sectors get increasingly more competitive, it’s literally a consumers’ market. Enterprises that operate in the storage and automotive market too have a tough task ahead- to deploy technologies and devices that will push them ahead of competition – in terms of time, cost and most of all, speed to market. In this scenario, your biggest strength may be the ability to think disruptively and act on it!
Graphene is focused on key industry segments that today need innovation to drive growth and assure stability. Riding on our strengths in niche software services, we are in a commendable position to build differentiating products for our valuable customers. The advantages we offer? The best technology expertise, combined with lowest costs and expertise that will ensure minimum delays - ensuring rapid time to market.
Graphene has gained extensive experience on the below platforms by working with leading semiconductor vendors. This experience has been leveraged to build quality products to the OEMs / ODMs.
The unprecedented technological advances in data centric devices coupled with high speed network technologies, is driving a rapid evolution in the mobility sector. Given the stiff competition, customers’ expectations are also evolving at the same pace.
The pressure to bring complex differentiated products in this fast paced market is immense. The only strategy that will keep you ahead of competition is one that assures a significantly reduced time to market, and unparalleled business agility to support rapid service innovation. Measure, Monitor and Monetize are the buzz words in the Core Network. They they need to be supported by an innovative approach that is real-time, highly flexible and cost effective when deployed alongside existing infrastructure investments.
We at Graphene provide support in this highly volatile business environment.
At Graphene we understand the quality, time to market and predictability are key parameters that every engineering team is focused on, we are in constant endeavour to help improve these aspect by looking at better ways to execute the various stages of product development life cycle. As part of this we focus on flow development, process efficiency, and automation possibilities taking them implementation.
Today, devices manufacturers face a situation where on one hand rapid technology innovations are raising the bar for devices market, while on the other hand, time to deployment is absolutely critical. Costs continue to be the key to both these aspects. Maintaining this fine balance is a tightrope walk, but that is exactly what is needed for achieving business objectives.
Swift action in design and deployment of devices is the key to ensuring a great market response, and this is also the business goal of every OEM To achieve this goal without paying heavily for R&D or even due diligence is the final business objective.
Graphene offers you expertise that will assure that each step of the process has time sensitive planning behind it. Our capability to break down every process to its units ensures there are no errors that need to be revisited and resolved at a later stage, an activity almost always responsible for delays in time to market. Our assurance of quality testing at the end device level will ensure the fastest possible lifecycle deployment to the market – and this could be your biggest differentiator!.
Technologies are changing and transforming devices at an extremely rapid pace. Smart devices are becoming smarter every 6 months, and driving consumer expectations to need even smarter ones. The race to keep up with these expectations often costs OEMs dearly. This is where Graphene can help. Our various innovative models help you optimize time & costs to test the SmartPhone / tablet devices on the field, across the complete spectrum of devices.
Our technology teams are ahead of the curve with the latest wireless technologies wireless mobile devices, ability critical for testing a product to achieve zero incidence levels. This just adds more confidence for our client’s strategies - our significant experience of understanding & working on latest technologies, platforms & network equipments to ensure a perfect product reaches the market under their brand.
Graphene can offer field testing services at all prominent country locations in the world including emerging markets.
Innovative software run by an efficient silicon design constitutes only two thirds of the product development process. For the end product to be cost effective, perfectly designed and executed, within the timelines- the end to end process should be seamless and extremely efficient. In keeping with our promise of end to end device production support, Graphene’s team of expert design engineers enables its customers to build optimized designs around various processor platforms, memory systems, bus interfaces, peripheral devices and analog/glue logic design along with efficient system software over wide range of RTOS platforms.
We offer significant expertise in end-end product development with an extensive understanding on the entire product design life cycle. Graphene has a well-established eco-system of alliance partners for Contract manufacturing, Mechanical and industrial design, Lab Testing & certification etc. which helps our customer in building product with faster time to market and reduced cost.
Our deep experience in incorporating design considerations like Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Testability (DFT) is a solid support for our clients in providing designs which help to improve efficiency and circumvent constraints in manufacturing, while adding teeth to the quality of their product.