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Supporting Critical Embedded Computing - ASIC Product Replication Artesyn® Hawk Case Study

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About Artesyn Embedded Technologies


Artesyn Embedded Technologies is a global leader in the design and manufacture of highly reliable power conversion and embedded computing solutions for a wide range of industries including communications, computing, healthcare, military, aerospace and industrial automation. For more than 40 years, customers have trusted Artesyn to help them accelerate time-to-market and reduce risk with cost-effective advanced network computing and power conversion solutions.


Artesyn Hawk Product Replication

Rochester worked with Artesyn® to re-create the LSI Hawk ASIC which is critical to supporting Artesyn’s VME products.  At the inception of the program, it was agreed that this re-creation would be a great opportunity for both companies to demonstrate technical capabilities and to ensure mutual success with the project.

The finished product is a .35um ASIC in a 596 bga package that includes an on-die PLL running at 400Mhz, PCI-66, about 1M transistors, and several hundred impedance controlled IO. This ASIC exemplifies what Rochester can do for it’s customers, such as Artesyn, to bring a product back to life.

Rochester Electronics designers worked with the customer’s design engineering teams to create a form, fit, and function drop-in replacement for the FPGA or ASIC using LSI’s proven gate-array tools and technologies for legacy products.

 Voice of the Customer

“As part of our commitment to long-term availability for VME products, our team recognized that we would need to support many of our key customers in highly sensitive markets far beyond the typical product lifecycle. The biggest roadblock to supporting those customers was the lack of availability of the end-of-life, commercial ASIC.


Artesyn® engaged with Rochester Electronics, LLC. to do a complete re-creation and manufacture of that custom ASIC. Working together, Artesyn and Rochester successfully re-created the design, worked through the manufacturing process, completed final assembly, and after full testing and qualification delivered a successful ASIC re-creation.

Collaborating with Rochester was seamless during that process, with the company applying its expertise, experience, and professionalism to ensure success. Through our “VME Beyond 2020” initiative, Artesyn’s VME customers can continue to source from one of the largest portfolios of Power Architecture VME single board computers in the industry and we would not hesitate to engage with Rochester again in the future should similar needs arise.”

-Scott Burns, Global Electronics Commodity Management Director, Artesyn Embedded Technologies

About Rochester Electronics

Rochester Electronics is the world’s largest continuing source of semiconductors – 100% Authorized and licensed by over 70 leading semiconductor manufacturers. Rochester manufactures and distributes end-of-life (EOL) and active products for the industrial, transportation, military, medical, energy, civil aviation, automotive, and telecommunication markets. Rochester services Distributors, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), Contract Manufacturers (CM) and Original Component Manufacturers (OCM). Rochester offers authorized semiconductor product replication/re-creation services – form, fit and functional drop in replacement with 100% software compatibility, no errata. With the capability to manufacture over 70,000 device types and 15 billion units in stock, Rochester is the Semiconductor Lifecycle Solution™, no other company compares to the breadth of Rochester’s product selection, value-added services and manufacturing solutions.


www.rocelec.com

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16 Malcolm Hoyt Drive  Newburyport, MA 01950 USA phone: 978.462.9332
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