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antifuse

A programmable chip technology that creates permanent, conductive paths between transistors. In contrast to "blowing fuses" in the fusible link method, which opens a circuit by breaking apart a conductive path, the antifuse method closes the circuit by "growing" a conductive via. Two metal layers sandwich a layer of non-conductive, amorphous silicon. When voltage is applied to this middle layer, the amorphous silicon is turned into polysilicon, which is conductive.


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The antifuse technology creates closed circuits by turning non-conductive silicon into a conductive via.
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It utilizes Kilopass Technology's patented 2T antifuse bitcell with proven security that is critical for secure code storage applications.
Microsemi's Axcelerator FPGAs are the commercial equivalent of Microsemi's space-flight RTAX-S/SL FPGAs and share the same CMOS structures, antifuse technology, materials, processing, dimensions and programming attributes.
Electrical Embedded Antifuse Fuse EEPROM/Flash Technology Poly Fuse Charge Trapping Oxide breakdown Additional Step 0 8-15 0 Scalability Yes Up to 90nm Yes Security None Medium+ High Viable for SIM Card?
The probing capability associated with antifuse FPGAs is related to the need to select any of the antifuses for programming.
The scalability of our antifuse technology and the flexibility of our design architecture enable us to quickly bring XPM to market to fill the needs of early adopters of advanced technology nodes.
Microsemi is committed to the longevity of our products and is pleased Avnet has exclusive rights to distribute our ACT 1, ACT 2 and ACT 3 antifuse devices, which have experienced more than two decades of success serving the market with their unique capabilities, said Andrew Girardi, senior director of business operations at Microsemi.
The company said that it now stocks IGLOO and SmartFusion FPGAs for industrial and consumer applications, as well as antifuse devices for high-reliability, defence and aerospace customers.
Today, designers can use FPGAs based on any of three very different technologies: SRAM, flash and antifuse.
Kilopass was the first to pioneer antifuse technology, which is used to permanently program integrated circuits (ICs) in a standard CMOS process without extra mask steps.
Access to complex programmable PLL IP (400-1600 MHz) and temperature sensor,- Access to memory type libraries antifuse RAM SPREG type REPMB for different capacities,- Access to a sign-off kit including environment-placement and routing type checking DRC, ANT, LVS, etc.
will support Kilopass' one-time programmable (OTP) antifuse memory, XPM[TM], in its foundry business' advanced logic processes.
The antifuse technology Kilopass pioneered supports a ROM conversion without increasing the bitcell area.