Falcon is a full SoC reference design for Intelligent MEMS sensor, industrial, medical and IoT edge device controllers based on the Arm Cortex M0 core and targeted on the GLOBALFOUNDRIES 130G process (130nm). Falcon provides means to interface with analog and digital sensors as well as external RF radio (WIFI, Cellular, Bluetooth, etc.,) modules needed for IoT applications.
The reference design is based on an SoC design template and can be modified, compiled and simulated through the SoC Editor tool with CloudV on the Efabless platform. The reference design comes with basic device drivers for all on-chip peripherals as well as set of applications to test and demonstrate Falcon capabilities.
Falcon is clocked using an external clock sources an external crystal oscillator (1-4 MHz). In addition to that, Falcon employs a PLL and clock dividers to enable the system to run clock frequencies up to 50 MHz under software control.
SoC Design Template
Aug 25, 2020