NEC Introduces 55-nanometer Cell-Based IC

NEC Electronics today introduced CB-55L, a cell-based integrated circuit (CBIC) that utilizes the company’s 55-nanometer (nm) UX7LS process technology. The latest addition to NEC Electronics’ ASIC lineup has superior power consumption characteristics, demonstrating a 40 percent reduction in power consumption from the previous 90-nanometer CB-90M. CB-55L also offers more than double the density of previous devices, and offers very high reliability by resolving parameter variations often encountered at advanced process technology nodes.

This combination of features makes the NEC CB-55L ideal for portable battery-operated devices such as digital still cameras and digital video cameras, which have stringent power consumption requirements. NEC Electronics has completed development of CB-55L and is now accepting orders.