True Circuits PLLs Selected by Icera
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True Circuits PLLs Selected by Icera

LOS ALTOS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Apr 25, 2006 -- True Circuits, Inc. (TCI), a leading provider of analog and mixed-signal intellectual property (IP) for the semiconductor, systems and electronics industries, today announced that multiple instances of its Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) hard macros have been used by fabless semiconductor company, Icera in the Livanto™ ICE8020 wireless soft modem IC for 3G mobile phone and wireless devices.

Based on the world's highest performance generic wireless processor, Icera's Deep eXecution Processor (DXP™), Livanto™ is fabricated in TSMC's 90nm process technology. The True Circuits PLLs are being used as part of the processors' central-clocking system to provide frequency modulation and high frequency resolution with low long-term jitter.

"The Livanto™ wireless-soft modem is targeted at next generation mobile phones and high performance wireless applications, plus it is fabricated in a 90nm process, so we spent a fair amount of time selecting suitable IP and designing the best clocking system possible," said Peter Hughes, Vice President of Silicon Operations. "True Circuits' IP gave us high implementation flexibility and provided us with the functionality we required, while meeting our strict power, area and cost targets."

"We are pleased to be working with companies like Icera, who are developing innovative technologies for high performance wireless applications," said Stephen Maneatis, True Circuits' CEO. "Their selection of our popular clock-generator PLL is another validation of our IP's suitability for high performance, high volume applications."

About True Circuits PLLs and DLLs

True Circuits offers a complete family of standardized clock-generator, deskew, low bandwidth, high resolution and spread-spectrum PLLs and DDR DLLs that spans nearly all performance points and features typically requested by ASIC, FPGA and SoC designers. These high-quality, low-jitter, silicon-proven hard macros are available for immediate delivery in a range of frequencies, multiplication factors, sizes and functions in 0.25um to 65nm CMOS processes from the world's leading silicon fabrication vendors. For more information about True Circuits products, visit

About Icera

Icera is a fabless semiconductor company delivering wireless soft modems with the highest performance HSDPA and multimode functionality (GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCMDA) to mobile phone and datacard manufacturers through a range of platform solutions. Founded in 2002, Icera is headquartered in the UK, with design locations in the UK and France, sales offices in Europe and Japan and representative support in Korea. For more information about Icera, visit

About True Circuits

True Circuits develops and markets a broad range of award-winning PLLs, DLLs and other mixed-signal hard macros for ICs for the semiconductor, systems and electronics industries. TCI's robust state-of-the-art circuits, methodical and proven design strategy and its close association with the world's leading silicon fabrication vendors, allow the company to quickly and reliably create new and innovative designs in a variety of advanced process technologies.

True Circuits is headquartered at 4300 El Camino Real, Suite 200, Los Altos, California 94022 and can be found on the web at Product inquiries can be made by calling the company directly at (650) 949-3400 or via e-mail at Email Contact.

Acronyms and definitions
ASIC Application Specific IC
DLL  Delay-Locked Loop
FPGA Field Programmable Gate Array
IC   Integrated Circuit
IP   Intellectual Property
PLL  Phase-Locked Loop
SoC  System on a Chip
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