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RFwave™ Partner Program

RFwave Partner Program

The RFwave™ partner program is an ecosystem of companies who have teamed with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to help customers using GF’s RF technology platforms built on FD- SOI, RF CMOS (bulk and advanced CMOS nodes), RF SOI and SiGe to bring differentiated products to market in less time by simplifying design. The program builds on GF’s 5G vision and enables you to leverage the latest advances from GF and ecosystem partners to develop optimized RF solutions for a range of applications, including automotive radar, IoT across various wireless connectivity and cellular standards, standalone or transceiver integrated 5G front-end modules, mmWave backhaul, satellite broadband and small cell and fixed wireless.

RFwave partners have committed a set of key offerings to the program, including

  • Tools (EDA): Ecosystem support for RF-specific features on GF’s RF technology platforms, built into industry-leading design flows
  • Design elements (IP): Complete libraries that include interfaces and both complex and foundation IP, which enable you to design using pre-validated IP building blocks
  • Resources (design consultation, services): Trained, globally distributed resources to gain easy access to support in developing solutions using GF’s RF technology platforms

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Client Solutions Marketplace

RFwave is an open, collaborative program with a variety of partners dedicated to building innovative solutions that take advantage of GF’s industry-leading RF technology platforms.

  • mmWave silicon IP for backhaul, 5G, satellite communications and radar sensors
  • ASIC design services for wireless transceivers, radar radios, phased-array antennas, frequency synthesizers and analog front-ends
  • Silicon-validated analog/mixed-Signal IP
  • Design services including analog design, ASIC design, mask design, characterization, and full turnkey design and supply-chain management
  • Highly integrated IoT systems-on-chip comprising front ends, radios, mixed-signal, power management, PHY and modem
  • Turnkey best-in-class full-chip RFIC and modem design services for customers' system solutions
  • Spectre® RF Option simulator with GLOBALFOUNDRIES SOI models for fast and accurate RF and noise analysis
  • Virtuoso® custom IC platform with GLOBALFOUNDRIES SOI for low noise integration of RF with mixed-signal designs
  • Catena is an IC design house providing wireless high performance RF/mixed signal IPs implemented in advanced technology nodes.
  • Example IPs are BTDM/LE, Zigbee, Wifi 11ac/11ax, GNSS/BEIDOU.
  • World-class radio/antenna advanced test and characterization facility, electromagnetic simulation and modeling from MHz to THz
  • Intelligent mmWave phased array/MIMO integrated circuit, module, antenna, system-in-package, IP and R&D
  • CoreHW is your one-stop custom ASIC solution partner
  • CoreHW competences cover RF systems; RFIC; analog, mixed signal and digital; RF front-end and antennas
  • WaveIntegrity™ is a comprehensive software suite that integrates seamlessly into any customer flow to tackle SLN during digital, analog or RF IP authoring and full system integration, from RTL to tape out
  • SiPEX™ accurately models interactions between devices, back-end-of-line, and silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrates enabling RF front end module designers to fully simulate layout and design changes with accuracy, speed and seamless design flow interoperability
  • A total RF, mmWave, digital and mixed-signal test solution provider, from test fixture design, test program development on ATE/ Bench and RF HTOL reliability test to production
  • Die processing service: Back grinding, laminate, laser mark, laser grooving, dicing, AOI, singulated wafer probing and T&R with six-side visual inspection
  • Helic develops and markets EDA software that mitigates the risk of electromagnetic crosstalk in high-speed system-on-chip designs
  • Helic tools enable analog/RF and high-speed IC design engineers to synthesize inductive devices and model electromagnetic and parasitic phenomena with accuracy, speed and seamless design flow interoperability
  • Characterization, simulations and modeling services for substrates, active and passive devices for analog and RF applications and MEMS, with a special focus on the FEM. Our services cover on-wafer and packaged components testing
  • Incize's capabilities include small- and large-signal, wideband, nonlinear and noise behaviors, as well as harsh environment and radiation hardness applications
  • RFwave-tailored circuit simulators with tight integration of 3D EM simulation technologies enabling co-simulation of chip level RF circuit blocks, multi-chip and multi-technology modules
  • An interoperable IC design platform
  • The Calibre nmDRC, Calibre nmLVS, and Calibre xRC tools provide mutual customers with a baseline set of sign-off solutions all of which interface to all major design cockpits
  • The Calibre PERC product addresses the increased reliability requirements inherent in automotive and other high-reliability markets
  • Differentiated memory IP solution targeted at ultra-low power designs, with a complete test and repair solution
  • SRAM/RF memory compilers for 45RFSOI process, quick turnaround on ROMs/CAMs/multi-port macros
  • IP customization services on silicon-proven microwave front-ends and synthesizers up to mmWave frequencies
  • World class transceiver designs for backhaul, 5G, 802.11.* and RADAR applications
  • Analog/RF IC EDA suite enabling fast passive modeling and simulation at advanced technology nodes
  • Integrated passive devices (IPD) solution enabling system miniaturization for RF front-end module designs


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