GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced a new ecosystem partner program, called RFWave, designed to simplify RF design and help the company's customers reduce time-to-market for wireless devices and networks.
The RFWave Partner Program builds upon GF's 5G vision and roadmap, with a focus on the company's radio frequency (RF) solutions, such as FD-SOI, RF CMOS (bulk and advanced CMOS nodes), RF SOI and silicon germanium (SiGe) technologies. The program is aimed to help designers seeking to build optimized RF solutions for a range of wireless applications such as IoT across various wireless connectivity and cellular standards, standalone or transceiver integrated 5G front end modules, mmWave backhaul, automotive radar, small cell and fixed wireless and satellite broadband.
Key offerings to the program include:
- tools (EDA) that complement design flows by adding specific modules to leverage features of GF's RF technology platforms,
- a library of design elements (IP), including foundation IP, interfaces and complex IP to enable GF's foundry customers to start their designs using pre-validated IP elements,
- resources (design consultation, services), trained and globally distributed, for GF's partners to gain access to support in developing solutions using GF's RF technologies
The RFWave Partner Program creates an open framework to allow GF's partners to integrate their products or services into a validated, plug-and-play catalog of design solutions.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES said that initial members of its new program are asicNorth, Cadence, CoreHW, CWS, Keysight Technologies, Spectral Design, and WEASIC.