IP & Products

IHP Solutions offers a broad range of IP blocks to be integrated in our customers’ IC design, mostly based on IHP’s research and development results, enlarged by IHP Solutions’ own developments. All IP blocks are tested and ready for implementation. Furthermore, we offer ready-to-use IC samples for evaluation and single-piece production, prototyping platforms, system demonstrators and software for different application areas. If your required IP block, IC or platform is not available, we can offer a custom design.

IP Blocks

Tested and ready for implementation

Our wide portfolio of silicon-proven building blocks are available for all technologies offered by the IHP. All blocks are ready for implementation and provided either as a hard-macro for layout integration or as a full design database.

  • Analog / Mixed-Signal IP Blocks

    • band-gaps
    • Low-Dropout Regulators (LDO)
    • high- and low-speed Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog converters (ADCs and DACs)
    • available as radiation-hard device
  • Digital Interface Blocks

    • Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)
    • Inter-Integrated Circuit (I²C)
    • customized block designed for your proprietary interface (e.g. memory-like access)
    • adapted blocks provided as hard-macro, allow for a direct insert into your layout block without a digital design flow
  • Digital Blocks

    • SRAM
    • multiplexers
    • decoders
    • MIL-STD 1553 interface
    • customized digital blocks
    • adapted blocks provided as hard-macro, allow for a direct insert into your layout block without a digital design flow  
    • available as radiation-hard device
  • Crypto Accelerators

    • for use in Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) nodes
    • Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) accelerator
    • SHA-1 accelerator

IC Design & Samples

The IHP Solutions offers an IC design service for all customers with an ASIC specification and need for R&D resources. Design services are available for all technologies being produced at the IHP wafer fab. The transfer of the design to another fab is also available on request.

All amplifiers and optical drivers (Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser – VCSEL) can be used stand alone or integrated with optical components based on IHP’s EPIC technology.

  • Transimpedance Amplifiers (TIA)
    • compact 64 Gb/s transimpedance amplifier
    • broadband 97 GHz / 120 Gb/s transimpedance amplifier
    • 96 Gb/s PAM-4 receiver
  • Optical Drivers – VCSEL
    • compact 64 Gb/s 70 GHz differential driver
    • 64 Gb/s 55 GHz duo-binary driver
  • Ultra-high performance Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFICs)
    • RFICs (mm wave) for wireless data communication (5G and 6G applications)
    • frequency bands from 28 GHz to 60 GHz going up to 240 GHz
    • multi-channel integrated RF transceivers
    • stand-alone multi-channel beam formers based on either phase-shifters or full vector modulators

Prototyping platforms & Software

Speed up your development

In order to support your development of RF communication, radar, fiber-optical systems and wireless sensor networks, we offer prototyping platforms and software.

  • digiBackBoard - Broadband SDR SoC Platform
  • EMP-01 - Small footprint 16-channel ADC board
  • WISDOM - Wireless Debugging and Power Measurement Platform
  • RFSoC SDR package - SDR firmware for the ZCU111