SCI LincChip Technology
SCI has been earning increasing acceptance in the industry, which has
created a demand for low cost SCI interface.
ISS has developed LincChip technology to meet this need.
LincChip technology consists of a design library with a variety of
interoperable low-gate-count building blocks, that can be combined to make SCI interfaces
ranging from general-purpose I/O through networking up to cache-coherent multiprocessor
modular LincChip approach allows the cost of chip development to be spread over a wide
range of applications. The low gate count enabled by SCI's RISC-like protocols allows
these LincChip designs to be integrated with other application-specific functions in a
single ASIC device that even includes the transceivers. The low gate counts also make it
easy to implement fault-tolerant or multidimensional SCI systems by adding additional SCI
connections on the same chip.
The LincChip will drive low-cost readily available cable-connectors of
up to 30 meters long quite comfortably with the on chip transceivers without need for any
The LincChip provides two major components: