Category Archives: ASIC Design

Getting the Most out of IC Design Houses

October 15, 2014, anysilicon

Failure analysis

In the field of IC Design, there are many companies that have unique focus and experience in designing integrated circuits, as well as being involved in the other aspects of IC design house elements, such as packaging, testing, validation, et cetera.
It may seem like a simple choice to

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The Future of Power Management ICs – PMICs [infographic]

October 10, 2014, anysilicon


This is a guest post by Vidatronic which is a fabless semiconductor and systems company specializing in the design of advanced-architecture, energy-efficient power management solutions.

In the last few decades, technology has been growing at a spectacular rate. So, it only makes sense that the parts that make up our technology

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Introduction to IP Lifecycle Management

October 06, 2014, anysilicon


This is a guest post by Methodics that delivers state-of-the-art semiconductor data management (DM)  for analog, digital and SoC  design  teams.

No doubt that by now you have noticed that IP Lifecycle Management is a key Focus for Methodics and is a cornerstone of our platform for IP creators and SoC Integrators. Also

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Can you reduce cost and development cycle of your next ASIC?

September 22, 2014, anysilicon

find asic vendors

Have you ever wondered about the possibility of minimizing risk, design time and production cost simply by working with different IC design or verification companies? Or whether you could make your current ASIC cheaper by changing your FAT (foundry, assembly, test) providers?
Actually it’s something you can do right

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Don’t Get Critical IP Cores from a ‘Supermarket’

September 17, 2014, anysilicon


This is a guest post by PLDA which designs and sells intellectual property (IP) cores and prototyping tools for ASIC and FPGA

You are on a tight schedule for your next chip. Not wanting to reinvent the wheel, you plan to go to an outside vendor for some of your silicon

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ASIC Design Flow – an Overview

August 07, 2014, anysilicon

asic design flow

Today, ASIC design flow is a very solid and mature process. The overall ASIC design flow and the various steps within the ASIC design flow have proven to be both practical and robust in multi-millions ASIC designs until now.
Each and every step of the ASIC design flow has a

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