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Understanding ESD CDM in IC Design

April 15, 2018, anysilicon

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In addition to the human body model (HBM) which is used to measure the electro-static discharge (ESD) that may affect IC/ASIC devices, there is also damage that may come from charged device model (CDM) which also must be tested. Although superficially similar to the HBM, the CDM is different and

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Understanding ESD HBM in IC Design

April 15, 2018, anysilicon

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In building integrated circuits (ICs) or ASICs, one area of concern is how they are protected from outside electrical sources. While most systems are geared towards power overloads, one source that may cause considerable damage is the electro-static discharge (ESD) that comes from the human body. To help test for

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Faraday Leads ASIC Industry with Supporting Major Projector Technologies

April 12, 2018, anysilicon

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Faraday Technology Corporation (TWSE: 3035), a leading ASIC design service and IP provider, today unveiled the success of projector ASICs, covering high-end 4K/8K projector, head-up display (HUD), AR, and 3D sensing pico-projector applications for top-tier projector manufacturers in Japan, USA, and Taiwan. By leveraging its design methodology and IP customization

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Semiconductor Leaders’ Marketshares Surge Over the Past 10 Years

April 11, 2018, anysilicon

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Research included in the April Update to the 2018 edition of IC Insights’ McClean Report shows that the world’s leading semiconductor suppliers significantly increased their marketshare over the past decade. The top-5 semiconductor suppliers accounted for 43% of the world’s semiconductor sales in 2017, an increase of 10 percentage points from 10 years earlier

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ASIC Design Low Power Techniques – Reducing Switching

April 11, 2018, anysilicon

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In one of the previous posts we discussed a cool technique to reduce leakage current. This time we will look at dynamic power consumption due to switching and some common techniques to reduce it.
 
Usually, with just a little bit of thinking, reduction of switching activity is quite possible. Let’s look

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Understanding Bluetooth Mesh – the Next Wave of IoT Technology

April 10, 2018, anysilicon

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The market for Bluetooth low energy devices is expected to reach 1.4 Billion, growing at a CAGR of 34% between 2015 to 2021, as per ABI Research. While investments in Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology are ever increasing, there are many wireless technologies such as Zigbee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Z-wave competing for

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