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agilePVT – PVT Sensor Subsystem

The monitoring of process, voltage and temperature variations are critical to optimise power and performance for modern SoCs/ASICs, especially for advanced node and FinFET processes.

The agilePVT Sensor Subsystem is a low power integrated macro consisting of Process, Voltage, and Temperature sensors, and associated reference generator, for on-chip monitoring of a device's physical, environmental, and electrical characteristics.

Equipped with an integrated digital controller, the agilePVT Subsystem offers precise control over start-up and shutdown. Status monitors provide real-time feedback on the current state of the subsystem, ensuring optimal system performance over the full product lifecycle.

Agile Analog designs are based on tried and tested architectures to ensure reliability and functionality. Our design methodology is programmatic, systematic and repeatable leading to analog IP that is more verifiable, more robust and more reliable. Our methodology also allows us to quickly re-target our IP to different process options. We support all the major foundries including TSMC, GlobalFoundries, Samsung Foundry, Intel, and SMIC as well as other IC foundries and manufacturers. Please contact Agile Analog for further information.

Block Diagram:

Details on supported processes can be found here


Temperature Sensor

  • Measurement range: -40oC to +125oC
  • Accuracy (Uncalibrated) +/-5°C
  • Accuracy (Calibrated)
  • -20oC to +100oC = +/-2°C
  • 0oC to +50oC = +/-0.5°C
  • Silicon area – Please contact Agile Analog

Voltage Sensor

  • Accuracy (Uncalibrated) 50mV
  • Accuracy (Calibrated) 10mV

Process Sensor

  • In-chip monitoring of process variation
  • Ring oscillator-based design to suit application requirements
  • Scan-enabled to provide testability

agilePVT Subsystem

  • Start-up time: Typ 20us
  • Current consumption: Max 25uA
  • Industry standard digital interface
  • Fully integrated macro
  • Standard AMBA APB interface
Details on supported processes can be found here

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