soft macro


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soft macro

The design of a logic function on a chip that specifies how the required logic elements are interconnected, but not the physical wiring pattern. Contrast with hard macro.
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Since each STAR soft macro is approximately 3,500 ASIC gates, there is little die-size penalty in putting several on a single chip, making them a very cost-effective way to deliver products with a very low cost per port.
First, a soft macro offers a highly flexible solution for customers who wish to modify the physical implementation.
Additionally, NEC offers Random Access Memory (RAM) as a soft macro, allowing customers to optimize RAM for each application.