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Capital Microelectronics low power FPGAs enables innovation and fast time to market in next generation consumer devices

Santa Clara, CA - August 25, 2014 - Capital Microelectronics, the leader in Configurable Applications Platform and Low Power FPGAs, introduced today the River series of 40nm advanced ultra-low power FPGAs, designed specifically for the portable consumer electronics market.

Today’s devices like smartphones, tablets, car infotainment, wearable devices and high end toys are typically developed using a standard development platform usually provided by the application processor supplier, this platform is usually provided to all competing OEMs as well, making feature differentiation possible only by limited software changes and industrial design.

In order to add new performance oriented features or the ability to manage simultaneous processes such as multiple sensor data, usually a new hardware device is required to be designed in the form of an ASIC (application specific integrated circuit), with initial NRE costs and more importantly it usually takes a long time from concept to production.

Capital Microelectronics River series of ultra low power and small footprint devices are ideal for OEMs looking to add those extra features to differentiate their consumer products while being power, cost and size efficient.

The River Series Family of devices features:

  • - 40nm UMC LP process
  • - Standby current as low as 32uA
  • - Up to 16k LUTs 
  • - 128-bit AES encrypted config key and secure ID
  • - Embedded Dual Port RAMs, PLL and On-chip Oscillator
  • - User configurable I/Os including up to 80 LVDS pairs
  • - Small package options starting at 1.5mm x 1.5mm

HR3, the first production device in the River Series Family is currently sampling with lead customers; relevant IPs, demo and development boards are available now, for more information please contact

“The HR3 is the best combination of ultra low power, cost and small package required for portable devices, and allows OEMs to differentiate their product offerings and add new features that are also field upgradeable”, said Liu Ming, CEO of Capital Microelectronics. “For portable consumer OEMs, time to market is key, and this is one of the aspects that CME can help in order to add new features while minimizing risk in a very short amount of time.”

About Capital Microelectronics:

CME is a privately held company founded in 2005 by FPGA veterans from Xilinx, Altera, Lattice, Agate, Cswitch with more than 140 patents filed and 68 patents currently held. CME is a global operation with offices in Santa Clara California, Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen, China. For more information visit:

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