Spacetime 3D Architecture

3D Programmable Logic Devices
ABAX2 P1
Tools
Stylus Compiler
Manufacturing
Intel 22nm Process
Technology
Spacetime 3D Architecture






INDUSTRY OVERVIEW


COMPANY FAST FACTS:
Founded: 2003
Founded by EDA pioneer, Steve Teig
145+ patents granted

CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS:
3250 Olcott St.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: (408) 986-9140
Fax: (408) 986-9146

ANALYST, PRESS INQUIRES:
Sabrina Joseph, Managing Partner
Morphoses
560 S. Winchester Blvd., Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95128
Tel: (408)236-7373
tabulapr@morphoses.com

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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 the Stylus 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. This results in a 3D device with multiple layers or “folds” in which computation and signal transmission can occur. Each fold performs a portion of the desired function and stores the result in place. When some or all of a fold is reconfigured, it uses the locally stored data to perform the next portion of the function. By rapidly reconfiguring to execute different portions of each function, a 3D Spacetime device can implement a complex design using only a small fraction of the resources that would be required by an FPGA, with its inherently 2D architecture.

This ultra-rapid reconfiguration enables Spacetime to deliver a breakthrough in programmable logic price/performance and capabilities. As a result, Spacetime products combine the flexibility and rapid time-to-market of an FPGA with ASIC capacity, at price points suitable for volume production.