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IC  Design (ASIC)

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Design of analogue [analogue] and mixed signal custom chips with CMOS, bipolar, DMOS, BiCMOS and Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) technologies.  Low voltage operation e.g. down to 1V, or operating at over 100V is possible.  From initial design concepts through the specification, design, simulation, layout, fabrication, test specification generation, validation and chip testing.  

The design could be a complete IC or just a cell, for example an ADC or LVDS driver - whatever is required.

Of particular interest may be the Zetex Semi-Custom bipolar arrays (now part of Diodes Inc).  They offer a low cost entry into custom ICs with a low NRE, low cost design and quick turn round of parts, so can be economic in small quantities. For more details click the Zetex logo below.

IP (Intellectual Property) development - development of cells for inclusion in other designs as required, whether for an analogue IC or for integration in a digital IC.

Key Design works with many different ASIC processes and is not tied to any one foundry.

NRE (non-recurring engineering charges) can be minimised by the use of multi-project wafers (MPW) or multi-level masks (MLM).

 

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