Processor Cores

Overview
Starting from ARM v4 ISA license, Faraday has become one of the few ARM instruction set architecture licensees in the world to develop FA series 32-bit ARM-compliant RISC CPU cores. Till now, Faraday has further expanded its commitment to license ARM v5TEJ ISA, ARM® Cortex™ -A9 Processors and Mali™ -400 MP GPUs, spreading up the whole new roadmap of FA processors based on the mainstream ARM cores to extend the markets in both broadening and emerging embedded applications.

Faraday implements the FA CPU family by unique CPU technologies and makes breakthroughs in micro-architecture design and data path optimization. Besides, with excellent back-end experience in library/memory and process tuning, Faraday provides the FA CPU solution for superior performance, small area and low power consumption simultaneously. By implementing Faraday's own micro-architecture processors with ARM instruction set, Faraday could provide the outstanding ARM-compliant CPU products in foundry and bring the customer complete SoC and platform solution with technology support, leveraging the most common ARM ecosystem at the same time.

With a bunch of ASIC designs built in FA CPU so far, Faraday's complete embedded processor solutions have been silicon proven through mass production and have been successfully deployed to a number of well-known system houses and design companies worldwide.

FA CPU Family

I/D Cache
I/D Scratch Pad
ARM ISA
OS
MMU
Market
Positioning
FA626TE
Customizable
Customizable
v5TE
Linux
IP-STB, IPTV, Navigation & PND,
Gbps network, Industrial control,
Application processor
High performance v5TE core
FA616TE
Customizable
Customizable
v5TE
Linux
PC peripheral, Storage,
Networking, Handheld device
Entry level V5TE core

FA626TE CPU Hard Core List

Process
I/D Cache
MHz
Hard core
Test Chip
UMC 0.13µm HS
32K/32K
533
Available
Available
UMC 0.13µm HS
32K/16K
533
Available
NA
UMC 0.13µm HS
32K/32K
533
Available
NA
UMC 90nm SP-RVT
32K/32K
800(1.2V)
620(1.0V)
Available
Available
UMC 90nm SP-RVT
16K/8K
500
Available
NA
UMC 65nm SP-RVT
32K/32K
800
Available
NA
UMC 55nm SP-RVT
32K/32K
800
Available
NA
UMC 40nm LP-LVT
32K/32K
533
Available
NA

FA616TE CPU Hardcore List

Process
I/D Cache
MHz
Area(mm²)
Power(mW/MHz)
Hard core
Test Chip
UMC 0.13µm HS
16K/16K
300
3.4
0.31
Available
Available