Category Archives: ASIC Design

Simple Analog ASIC Design Solves Difficult Thermal Analysis Problems

February 24, 2016, anysilicon

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In a world where Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and Application Specific Standard Products (ASSPs) are dominating every conceivable application, greater attention is being applied to their long term reliability. These chips are being built on smaller lithographies, running at higher speeds, dissipating more power and to

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How to bulletproof your ASIC Design

February 11, 2016, anysilicon

crystal ball

As the ASIC design is moving towards maskset creation and tapeout, the cost of design changes are increasing exponentially.  It’s easier and cheaper to modify the ASIC design and even redo some of the chip architecture early the design stage. However it’s much more difficult and far more expensive after

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FPGA vs ASIC, What to Choose?

January 30, 2016, anysilicon

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This is a high level article for those who are debating whether to use FPGAs or ASICs and need some technical and commercial insight to help ease the decision process. Both technologies, ASICs and FPGAs are absolutely fantastic and have great benefits but it’s up to you to figure out,

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Low-Power SoC Design Integration Issues

November 06, 2015, anysilicon

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As technology evolves, more functionality is being added on SOCs. At same time, pressure is building up to reduce operating and standby power. Today the market is focused on reducing power in wide spectrum of SOCs from CPUs, GPUs and Mobile not just IOT/wearable SOCs. Battery powered SOCs require

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DARPA is set to revolutionize ASIC design

September 09, 2015, anysilicon

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Thanks to the $30 million investment made through government funding, the American Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is set to start a new program that will enable a significant cut down of costs for custom integrated circuits for specific tasks (ASIC).
 
The revolutionizing program will be called CRAFT

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Semiconductors Could Revolutionize Food Preperation

July 08, 2015, anysilicon

freescale microwave

There are many methods employed in food preparations right from the Stone Age up till date, these methods have been increasingly evolving and getting better with time.
 
Food preparations started from burying food in the ground for the heat to cook it up, this goes on till the invention

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