Tabula’s Spacetime™ technology enables a new category of programmable logic device - 3PLD - that is freed from the limitations of
FPGA’s 2D topologies by using time as a third dimension to create a 3D device.
This is made possible by a Spacetime hardware capable of dynamically reconfiguring at multi-GHz rates and by a Spacetime compiler
that transparently manages this ultra-rapid reconfiguration of logic, memory, and interconnect resources throughout the chip. As a
result, Spacetime creates a third dimension of Space by using Time. A Spacetime device reconfigures on the fly at multi-GHz rates executing each
portion of a design in an automatically defined sequence of steps. Manufactured
using a standard CMOS process, Spacetime uses this ultra-rapid reconfiguration
to make Time a third dimension.
Tabula's ABAX™ family of 3D Programmable Logic Devices (3PLD) represents a new category of general-purpose chips. Leveraging Tabula's breakthrough Spacetime architecture, ABAX delivers programmability with unprecedented capabilities at volume price points. Setting new marks in density and performance for logic, memory, and signal processing, ABAX extends the benefits of programmability to many applications that previously required ASICs or ASSPs. In addition, ABAX devices have a rich mixture of fully configurable, high-performance I/Os, including 920 general-purpose I/Os and 48 6.5Gbps SerDes. The design flow is similar to FPGA and ASIC flows; using synthesis, placement, and routing to compile designs from RTL into silicon automatically.
The communications industry is expected to undergo tremendous change in the very near future. The demand for mobile data applications in the wireless industry and high-bandwidth video applications in the wireline industry is driving this change. By 2015, nearly 90% of the information traversing the Internet will be video, and by 2020, over 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. In the face of a dynamic and changing landscape, there is a strong need for flexible platforms. Tabula's ABAX products provide unprecedented logic, memory, and signal processing capabilities at price points suitable for volume production. As a result, ABAX is the ideal solution for the design and production of next-generation communications infrastructure equipment.