Category Archives: ASIC Design

DARPA is set to revolutionize ASIC design

September 09, 2015, anysilicon


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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Demystifying Analog & Mixed-Signal ASICs

May 12, 2015, anysilicon


Application Specific Integrated Circuits, ASICs, typically conjure up the notion of massively complex logic chips containing tens or hundreds of thousands (even millions) of transistors configured to solve a customer’s unique set of problems. Unlike multi-function standard product ICs such as a micro-controller that can find its way into

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Write for AnySilicon

May 08, 2015, anysilicon


AnySilicon is operating a truly unbiased semiconductor blog focused on ASIC design and manufacturing topics. We welcome individuals and companies to take part in our knowledge ecosystem and submit technical or marketing articles in the following areas:

IC design
IC verification
IP Cores
Wafer technology
Production testing
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Beyond RTL part 2: Domain-Specific Languages

April 20, 2015, anysilicon


This is the second part of my “Beyond RTL” series, where I examine alternatives to Register Transfer Level (RTL). The first part talks mostly about High-Level Synthesis, its genesis, and the state of the art of free and commercial tools that transform C/C++/SystemC to RTL. I highlighted the fundamental limitations that these

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Low-Power Design Strategies for Connected Devices

April 16, 2015, anysilicon


This is a guest post from Craig MacKenzie, Staff Design Engineer at Nuvation Engineering,  provider of complex electronic product development and design services.
With the rapid growth of mobile technology and battery-powered devices, power consumption has become an increasingly important metric for electronic products. Designing low-power systems and devices is

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