Category Archives: ASIC Design

The IP Core Distribution Challenge

February 19, 2015, anysilicon


hat comes to mind when you hear the term IP Distribution? How do people like ARM and MIPS get their cores into people’s hands? Pricing, contracts and legal issues? Maybe third-party Web sites like Chip Estimate and Design & Reuse? Yes, they are all factors in how independently developed IP

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ASIC design for the IoT

February 09, 2015, anysilicon


As everybody is trying to figure out what the Internet of Things (IoT) will look like and how connected things will work, I’d like to address a question that many people have: why design your own Integrated Circuit (IC) rather than just use an off-the-shelf processor, write software and be done?
In a

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How to Design and Make a Custom Analog IC in 44 Days

January 27, 2015, anysilicon


Recently we worked with a customer that had an urgent need to get a custom analog ASIC (application specific integrated circuit) developed in a very short time. The customer needed a completely working system in the first quarter of 2015. Working backwards from their system schedule they realized that they

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ASIC Clock Jargon: Important Terms

January 21, 2015, anysilicon


Clock to an SoC is like blood to a human body. Just the way blood flows to each and every part of the body and regulates metabolism, clock reaches each and every sequential device and controls the digital events inside the SoC. There are many terms which modern designers use

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What’s wrong with RTL for ASIC designs?

January 14, 2015, anysilicon


I think this is an appropriate first post, because this is a question that we’ve heard many times when talking with hardware engineers trying to sell our product. The fact that there are (now) about a dozen companies trying to replace RTL with alternatives (I’ll talk about HLS in other

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Die Per Wafer Calculator

January 06, 2015, anysilicon

mlm wafer calculator

Die Per Wafer (DPW) online calculator is free and available live on AnySilicon website. The die per wafer calculator is simple to use and very accurate, however the results are estimates.
Now when you have the number of dies per wafer, you may want to consider:

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