28nm FD-SOI is on the Freescale roadmap for two key platforms in the company’s flagship i.MX line of embedded application processors:
- the i.MX 8 series for advanced graphics and performance, which is based on the ARM v8-A,
- and the i.MX 7 power efficiency series, which is based on the ARM v7-A.
This was shown in a presentation by Freescale VP Ron Martino during the Shanghai FD-SOI Forum. Entitled Smart Technology Choices and Leadership i.MX Applications Processors (you can download it here), it shows how increasing integration of diverse components and longer lived nodes are driving this move. That’s coupled with the “explosive” growth in smart vehicles and smart devices in the face of rising die costs.