SoC Design Service
SoC Design & System
Socle establishes the world’s first IC ODM business model as the IC design arm of Foxconn, serving Tier 1 system and branding customers worldwide. Socle offers comprehensive expertise from SoC design, function verification and FPGA prototyping to system integration solutions. We collaborate with worldwide design houses and IP vendors to provide synergy and vertical integration with customers.
Our SoC design team has strong domain knowledge of power management, security, smart vision technology, architecture design, system performance tuning, SDK/HDK development and analog IP design. We work with 50+ global customers, including several Fortune 500 companies such as NXP, Global Foundries, Sharp, and Foxconn.
IP Service | Digital IP Portfolio
Socle digital IP family provide a wide range of controller IPs that support various high speed interfaces, including USB3.0/2.0/OTG, MIPI CSI-2/DSI-1, HDMI, VBO, (LP)DDR2/3/4, SDIO, Ethernet and wireless connectivity IPs. In addition, Socle offers full service of ARM CPU including Cortex-A and Cortex-M.
IP Service | Analog IP Portfolio
Socle provides comprehensive analog and mixed-signal IPs. The IP portfolio includes high-speed SERDES PHY such as USB3.0/2.0/OTG PHY, MIPI D-PHY/M-PHY, Ethernet PHY, HDMI PHY and VBO PHY. Clock generating IP PLL/DLL offer low jitter performance and competitive frequency range. Power converter IP include LDO and DC/DC featuring high efficiency over wide load range.
- Support LTE CAT-M and NB-IoT
- Support pSRAM and LPDDR
- Embedded sensor hub to collect data from various sensors automatically to save power
- LCD display with 2.5D GPU for high performance UI with 3D-like effects
- Audio subsystem enables music stream and voice calls
- A richer set of connectivity interfaces
- UART, SPI, I2C and I2S
Data Transfer Rate
IoT SoC System Block Diagram
Support LTE CAT-M / NB-IoT
NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) radio technology standard that has been developed to enable a wide range of devices and services to be connected using cellular telecommunications bands. NB-IoT is a narrowband radio technology designed for the Internet of Things (IoT), and is one of a range of Mobile IoT (MIoT) technologies standardized by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).
NB-IoT focuses specifically on indoor coverage, low cost, long battery life, and enabling a large number of connected devices. The NB-IoT technology can either be deployed “in-band” in spectrum allocated to Long Term Evolution (LTE)—utilizing resource blocks within a normal LTE carrier, or in the unused resource blocks within a LTE carrier’s guard-band—or “standalone” for deployments in dedicated spectrum. It is also suitable for the re-farming of GSM spectrum.
Socle IoT platform with cellular connectivity covers a wide range of vertical market segments including:
- Utilities (smart meters)
- Industrial IoT (agriculture, industrial equipment)
- Smart cities (lighting, security, parking, environment)
- Smart buildings (automation, climate control, security)
- Retail (POS, ATMs, kiosks, vending)
- Advertising (digital signage)
- Supply chain (asset tracking, inventory management)
- Wearables (health, sports, fashion, kids)
Smart home (automation, security, appliances, climate control); telematics (usage based insurance, ‘buy here, pay here’, fleet tracking)
- Connected car infotainment
IoT Platform Target Market
IoT Use Case