Analog Bits, a market leader in low power, customizable mixed-signal IP, announced availability of a full design kit for their PLL IP products, supporting the 28nm Common Platform process of IBM, Samsung and Global Foundries. This "zero core area" PLL has been ported to and will be tested on the 28nm Common Platform process.

Mark Ireland, Vice President, Semiconductor Products and Services at IBM, on behalf of the Common Platform alliance said: "Analog Bits has been a supporter of the Common Platform alliance for many years. Their continued support to 28nm is further proof of the value and reach of the Common Platform ecosystem."

"Analog Bits is a key IP partner in our ecosystem," said John Heinlein, vice president, Marketing, ARM Physical IP division. "Their early availability of silicon tested PLL solutions provides a critical component of the platform our partners need to accelerate their time-to-market for ARM based SoCs."

"We have always partnered with other IP providers to support our customers' successes," stated Mahesh Tirupattur, Executive VP of Analog Bits. "We are pleased to have worked with ARM on testing and qualifying these latest PLL products with ARM's libraries on the 28nm Common Platform."

The product range for Analog Bits spans a wide variety of mixed-signal IP including PLL, Interconnects, SRAM/TCAM and multiprotocol SerDes. These customizable IP products are currently in high-volume production and in use in hundreds of applications across Communications, Computer, Consumer and Military/Aerospace markets. Silicon-proven IP products from Analog Bits are currently available down to 32nm. This new PLL IP solution has already been qualified on the 32nm Common Platform and will be qualified and available on 28nm in Q2 2011.