32/28nm High-k Metal Gate
GLOBALFOUNDRIES' industry-leading 32/28nm technology is available in a true Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) design platform based on our production proven high-k metal-gate (HKMG) technology. Tens of thousands of HKMG wafers have been shipped for revenue since early-2011. HKMG product news and demos can be accessed on our website at HKMG Product Demos and Videos.
SLP, HPP, LPH Platform Features
To cater to the complex requirements of next-generation SoC's, the technology is fully design-enabled with third party IP in three platforms, super low-power (SLP), high performance-plus (HPP) and low power, high performance (LPH). The 32/28nm technologies are designed for a wide variety of applications from high performance such as graphics and wired networking to mobile computing and digital consumer to low power wireless mobile applications that require long battery lifetime.
Super Low Power (SLP)
SLP targets low-power applications including cellular base band, application processors, portable consumer and wireless connectivity devices. SLP utilizes HKMG and presents a 2x gate density benefit, but is a lower cost technology in terms of the performance elements utilized to boost carrier mobilities.
High Performance Plus (HPP)
HPP targets high performance networking and wired communication applications. The technology supports low, standard, and high Vt options with an operating voltage of 0.85V. The lower operating voltage is selected for the lowest possible active power , critical for networking and server products where carbon footprint is increasingly an important consideration. The I/O choices include 1.8V (with an underdrive option to 1.5V) to meet different product specifications. HPP features a wide choice of metal options. HPP technology provides a performance boost of as much as 10% over a competitive offering.
Low Power, High Performance (LPH)
LPH technology complements the SLP technology, extending the frequency of operation for high-performance smartphones, high-end tablets, and notebook computers. The technology supports 4 Vts (low, standard, high and ultra-high) options with an operating voltage of 0.90V. Understanding the requirement for extended battery life needed for mobile environments, the technology comes with ultra-low leakage transistors as well as low leakage memories. When compared to 40nm, the technology can provide 50 percent active power reduction or 60 percent performance boost. The I/O devices support 1.8V (with underdrive option to 1.5V) and 2.5V (with underdrive 1.8V and 3.3V overdrive options) to meet different product specifications. LPH also features a wide choice of metal stack options, optimized for density and power.