Broadcom is sampling its first 5nm ASIC gadget for knowledge centre and cloud infrastructure.
The chip is constructed on TSMC’s N5 course of and measuring 625 mm 2 with PCIe Gen5 protocol, 112-Gbps SerDes, HBM2e reminiscence working at 3.6 Gbps, and three.6-Tbps Die2Die PHY IP utilizing TSMC’s CoWoS interposer expertise. CoWoS (Chip-on-Wafer-on-Substrate) permits a number of die side-by-side on a silicon interposer interconnected with micro-bumps.
The corporate has a lot of ASICs in growth on the N5 course of concentrating on synthetic intelligence (AI), excessive efficiency computing (HPC) and 5G wi-fi infrastructure functions with twice the efficiency for coaching and inference functions.
The N5 course of supportsd excessive pace multi-protocol 112-Gbps, 64-Gbps and 32-Gbps SerDes cores in addition to HBM2e and HBM3 excessive pace reminiscence interfaces to scale back latenmcy in knowledge centre designs. The excessive bandwidth Die2Die PHY permits for a number of die in a bundle and silicon disaggregation, higher nown as chiplets. The method additionally helps multi-chip-modules and a couple of.5D stacking.
“Broadcom’s pioneering ASIC leverages both N5, the industry’s most advanced silicon technology, and our high-performance CoWoS integration solution to address the demanding requirements of next-generation cloud and data center applications,” stated Dr. Kevin Zhang, senior vp of enterprise growth at TSMC. “We’re excited to see the new applications Broadcom’s ASIC platform will enable, and look forward to continued partnership to empower end customers and their innovations.”
“This first-to-market 5nm ASIC extends Broadcom’s embedded SoC leadership and paves the way for new innovations across AI, HPC, 5G and hyperscale infrastructure applications,” stated Frank Ostojic, senior vp and basic supervisor of the ASIC Product Division at Broadcom. “Our innovative IP, proven design methodology and partnership with TSMC continue to provide leadership solutions with power, performance and time to market advantage for our customers.”
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