Aeonsemi Unveils the ChronoPHY™ Series of Multi-Rate 10G Ethernet PHYs
Aeonsemi Unveils ChronoPHY™ Series of Multi-Rate 10G Ethernet PHYs, Industry’s Highest Performing Ethernet Transceivers for Broadband Access, Intelligence Computing, and Industrial applications.
Santa Clara, CA, Nanjing, China, July 19, 2023 –-(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aeonsemi (www.aeonsemi.com), an innovator of mixed-signal and DSP communications ICs, announced today the launch of the ChronoPHY™ series of high-performance, low-latency physical layer ethernet transceivers. The ground up architecture is designed to meet the bandwidth, synchronization, latency, and robustness requirements of modern networks that enable emerging real-time collaboration, immersive augmented and virtual reality applications. Leveraging an advanced timing architecture, these transceivers can achieve nanosecond network synchronization accuracy and determinism, surpassing competing solutions by over 10 times with great power efficiency. The PHYs also integrate a SyncE jitter filtering PLL function, ensuring reliable link performance and simplified signal integrity design without the need for additional external components.
“High resolution video transmission, streaming, gaming, and AR/VR applications are fueling the demand for faster, lower-latency, and more deterministic networks,” said Yunteng Huang, CEO of Aeonsemi. “With the roll out of WiFi-6, WiFi-7 and 10G broadband access into homes and businesses, the residential and enterprise LAN infrastructure is rapidly upgrading to support multi-gigabit capabilities. The ChronoPHY™ family is specifically positioned to facilitate the adoption of these faster networks, making the convenience and efficiency improvement accessible to everyone across the economic spectrum.”
The ChronoPHY™ series is designed on TSMC’s advanced process node and employs an efficient frequency domain digital signal processing system architecture. This enables the PHYs to achieve the industry-leading cable reach and interference immunity, ensuring robust and reliable performance.
Compliant with IEEE802.3 & IEEE1588 standards, the ChronoPHY™ series is specified over the industrial temperature range of –40C to +85C with single port options housed in 7mm x 7mm and 11mm x 11mm BGA packages. Samples and evaluation kits are available now with production to start in September.
ChronoPHY™ Series Highlights:
• 10GBase-T, 5GBase-T, 2.5GBase-T, 1000Base-T, and 100Base-TX
• IEEE802.3an/802.3bz/802.3ab/802.3u compliant
• IEEE1588 Precision network synchronization with integrated timing functions
“1ns PTP time stamping resolution
Flexible reference input clock of 50MHz or 156.25MHz
Any rate fractional frequency SyncE output clock: 25MHz to 250MHz
Ultra-low close-in phase noise SyncE PLL”
Aeonsemi Achieves Key Milestone of Its Arcadium Silicon Oscillator Products
Santa Clara, CA and Nanjing, China, Mar 31, 2023 – Aeonsemi, a leading provider of mixed-signal communications ICs, is proud to announce a significant milestone of its silicon oscillator technology. The company has successfully shipped over 10 million units of its Arcadium™ monolithic silicon oscillator products with zero defects, demonstrating the technology’s superior quality and reliability using mainstream CMOS IC supply chain. The products were shipped to customers representing a broad range of applications including broadband access, networking, data center and industrial. The volume shipment milestone achieved with these demanding customers marks the beginning of the technology’s adoption in a segment dominated by traditional quartz technology.
The global oscillator market size is estimated to reach $4.0 billion by 2023 according to Marketsandmarkets. The current oscillator market is largely served by crystal-based oscillators, a technology that has remained stagnant for almost 100 years. Arcadium™ oscillators are pure CMOS oscillators that leverage advanced circuit innovations and compensation algorithms to achieve excellent phase jitter and frequency stability while providing greater reliability than their crystal-based counterparts. Furthermore, their wide range in frequency programmability and flexible output driver configuration allow customers to consolidate component libraries and streamline product development.
"We are seeing just the beginning of this exciting silicon oscillator technology. Our customers love our ability to respond to their needs very quickly thanks to the simplified supply chain enabled by the technology." said Yunteng Huang, CEO of Aeonsemi." We are incredibly proud of reaching this significant milestone of shipping 10 million units without a single defect. It is a testimony for the range of benefits of silicon oscillators that we believe in."
Aeonsemi's achievement of zero defects not only showcases its manufacturing capabilities but also reinforces its position as a trusted partner in the industry. Customers can rely on Aeonsemi's silicon oscillator products to provide reliable timing and synchronization, enabling the seamless operation of their critical applications.
As Aeonsemi continues to grow and expand its product offerings through continuous improvement and innovation, the company remains committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and customer satisfaction.
Aeonsemi Closes Series B Investment Round
Santa Clara, CA, May 3, 2021 – Aeonsemi, a leading provider of mixed-signal communications ICs, has completed its Series B investment round with a $25M investment led by IDG Capital and co-led by Susquehanna International Group (SIG). The round was oversubscribed with additional investors including Sequoia Capital and existing investor Walden International.
Aeonsemi will use the newly injected capital to ramp up the production of its Arcadium™ silicon oscillators, and accelerate the development of its ChronoPHY™ technology to enter into Broadband Access and In-vehicle Networking markets.
Driven in large part by global pandemic, the broadly adopted Work-From-Home (WFH) model has fueled a multi-year cycle of enterprise and business network infrastructure upgrades. Emerging applications such as real-time collaboration, immersive reality and augmented reality have raised the bar of network synchronization, latency, and reliability.
“Aeonsemi™ is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the trend with its ChronoPHY™ technology which is architected from ground up to address the challenges to modernize the network.” said Yunteng Huang, CEO of Aeonsemi. “We are extremely excited and grateful to have received the strong endorsement from IDG, SIG and Sequoia Capital. We look forward to releasing our products in the near future to revolutionize the data network at homes, enterprises and in the cars.”
Aeonsemi Introduces Industry’s First High-Performance CMOS Programmable Oscillators
NANJING, China and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct 19, 2020 – Aeonsemi, an innovative supplier of mixed-signal communication ICs, today announced the launch of their AS500x Arcadium™ series of high performance programmable oscillators. Capable of generating any frequency from 10 kHz up to 350 MHz while achieving 350 fs rms phase jitter and better than ±50 ppm total stability across the extended industrial temperature range, Arcadium™ oscillators are a perfect clock source for servers, AI processors, network interfaces, edge computing, in‑vehicle‑networking, and a wide range of industrial applications.
The global oscillator market size is estimated to reach $3.2 billion by 2022 according to Allied Market Research, with trends in edge computing and automotive applications pointing to a growing demand for oscillators with high reliability and low cost. The current oscillator market is largely served by crystal-based oscillators, a technology that has remained stagnant for almost 100 years. Arcadium™ oscillators are pure CMOS oscillators that leverage advanced circuit innovations and compensation algorithms to achieve excellent phase jitter and frequency stability while providing greater reliability than their crystal-based counterparts. Furthermore, their wide range in frequency programmability and flexible output driver configuration allows customers to consolidate component libraries and streamline product development.
“Arcadium™ oscillators resolve the severe limitations of fixed frequencies, flexibility, operating temperature, and pin control functions in legacy crystal oscillator technology,” points out Yunteng Huang, CEO of Aeonsemi. “Unlike competing solutions, Arcadium™ oscillators are monolithic integrated circuits with no mechanical moving parts!”
For easy adoption, Arcadium™ oscillators are offered in three configurations: 1) AS5001 fixed frequency oscillators supporting fast and frequency-independent lead times; 2) AS5002 pin controllable oscillators consolidating up to 9 frequency and output format combination profiles in one device; and 3) AS5003 I2C digitally controlled oscillators that enable fast frequency programmability and fine digital tuning capabilities. All products support LVDS, LVPECL, HCSL, CML, CMOS, and dual CMOS output formats, and are available in 6‑pin packages that are compatible with industry standard footprints of 3.2 x 2.5 mm and 5.0 x 3.2 mm oscillators.
Aeonsemi Secures $10.95 Million in Series A Funding Led by Walden International and Eight Square Capital
Santa Clara, Calif., Feburary 26, 2019 – Aeonsemi Inc., a startup developing high-speed, low-latency physical interface ICs for computing networks, wireless infrastructure and automotive networking, today announced $10.95 million in an oversubscribed Series A round led by Walden International and Eight Square Capital.
Founded in August 2018 by Yunteng Huang, Colin Weltin-Wu and Xi Chen, Aeonsemi has assembled a team of industry veterans who bring in decades of experience developing high-performance, innovative integrated circuit products from conception stage to mass production in datacom, telecom, wireless and IoT space.
“The semiconductor industry has gone through a major consolidation phase in the past five years. Customers are now experiencing a slower pace in product innovation and a reduced level of engagement by chip suppliers. At the same time, exciting applications such as machine learning, automotive networking, and 5G infrastructure along with an insatiable bandwidth growth in datacenters are driving strong demand for a new breed of physical interface solutions.” said Dr. Yunteng Huang, CEO & Co-founder of Aeonsemi. “We founded our company to address the exciting opportunities in high performance mixed-signal and DSP centric products by leveraging recent advancements in electric, optical and packaging technologies.”
“Aeonsemi has gathered a great team of technologists and industry veterans who understand how to solve tough engineering problems from system level down to transistor level. As electric links experience greater challenges beyond 100Gbps, a hybrid of optical and electric solutions is the answer to next generation high speed links.” said Dr. Hing Wong, Managing Director of Walden International.
Aeonsemi will use the investment to grow its world-class team of designers, expand its operations overseas, and develop the first generation of products.