Menta is a provider of embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IPs. These allow to hardware re-program the ASIC/SoCs that embedd them as many times as desired after production. Menta eFPGA IPs have the specificities to be easily ported to any technology node and be radiation hardened by design, thanks to their 100% standard cells based architecture. Menta, located in Sophia Antipolis, France, was created in 2007. The company is focusing solely on eFPGA IPs and the production of the EDA software necessary to program the IP. Menta has developed its own software, from synthesis to bitstream generation, called Origami Programmer. Menta is active in the fields of Aerospace; Automotive, Internet of things, Artificial Intelligence and intensive computing for data centers and communication.
Role in the project
Menta will design and provide an eFPGA IP that will be rad-hard based on IMEC rad-hard standard cells for the XFAB XH018 technology. Menta and IMEC will work together on defining IMEC standard-cells that will allow best performances, power consumption and area consumption for Menta eFPGA IPs.
Significant infrastructure and/or any major items of technical equipment, relevant to the proposed work
Within the project, a realization of Menta eFPGA IP will be performed, based on X-FAB 180nm process and IMEC rad-hard standard cells. That will allow offering radiation hardened programmable logic for future Space components on a Space friendly technology node.
Linked projects and initiatives
ARES Project – DGA RAPID Project. Large size eFPGA IP with demonstration on ST Microelectronics 28FDSOI process with secured bitstream. This project demonsrates Menta eFPGA IP programming SW ability to target any technology nodes and a large range of eFPGA IPs- covered by the one planned for PROMISE.