Category Archives: ASIC Design

To Understand Analog ASICs, First Weed Out the Pretenders

March 23, 2018, anysilicon


A recent on-line Blog by John Dunn (analog guru and prolific blogger) titled “The Weed-eater Circuit” got me thinking. Basically, John shared a simple 2 transistor schematic (Figure 1 shown below) that he has used as a test when he needed a way to see just how competent someone was

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IC Design Flow – An Overview

March 17, 2018, anysilicon

asic design flow

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

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Faraday Accelerates AI Revolution with Its FPGA-to-ASIC Conversion Service

March 12, 2018, anysilicon


Faraday Technology Corporation (TWSE: 3035), a leading ASIC design service and IP provider, today announced its FPGA-to-ASIC conversion service has successfully completed several AI related projects including drone vision, medical image analysis, smart appliances, and 3D sensing. It brings remarkable power saving, enhanced performance and lower system cost to meet

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Should You Use an ASIC In Your Product? – One Page Executive Summary

March 11, 2018, anysilicon

Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) is a type of a chip with a specific usage which can have a combination of analogue & digital functions, CPU, controllers, and diverse types of memory. The following are the benefits of using an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) in your project:

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Dream Chip Technologies Demonstrates Superior Power Efficiency with Automotive Driver Assistance SoC

February 26, 2018, anysilicon


Dream Chip Technologies announced today record power efficiency of its ADAS System-on-Chip (SoC) for automotive computer vision applications, fabricated on GLOBALFOUNDRIES’s 22FDX® semiconductor process at the foundry’s Fab 1 facility in Dresden, Germany.
The SoC was created in close cooperation with Arm, ArterisIP, Cadence, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, and INVECAS as part

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CEO Talk: Claude Joseph Cloutier

February 25, 2018, anysilicon

Claude Cloutier

This is an interview with Claude Joseph Cloutier, President and Chief Executive Officer with XtremeEDA Corporation.

Tell me a bit about your background? How did you first get started with your XtremeEDA?
I started out my work career in 1978 as an Air Navigator in the Canadian Air Force

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