Si-Ware Systems (SWS) does custom ASIC development and supply specializing in analog/mixed-signal and RF design. SWS’s expertise is in taking complex systems and developing the most technically efficient and cost effective solutions in silicon. Focus areas of expertise for ASICs include sensor interfaces and MEMS, wireless, timing, and power management. SWS has built a silicon proven IP repository currently being utilized in ASICs/ASSPs shipping in volume. SWS’ silicon proven IP spans different technologies from world class mainstream foundries including GLOBALFOUNDRIES, TSMC, UMC, AMS, ON Semiconductor and SilTerra on technology nodes from 0.35 micron down to 90nm. SWS’ silicon proven IP repository and reuse methodology plays a vital role in minimizing time, cost and risk of developing new custom ASICs by allowing our designers to focus more on the system level definition, analysis, validation and trade-offs optimization.
SWS is a total solutions provider and our capabilities span all phases of turning ideas into commercial products and systems into silicon.
Proof of Concept
Sensors & MEMS
Capacitive, resistive and quartz sensor interfaces and signal processing
Wireless & RF
RF transceivers for standard and proprietary ISM band wireless communication
Frequency synthesizers, MEMS/Xtal oscillators and clock generation
High efficiency switching and linear regulators and battery interface
SWS is a Leader in ASICs for MEMS with extensive experience in interfacing with MEMS devices from sensors, to resonators, to optical MEMS. SWS has developed best in class ASICs for MEMS devices.
In addition, SWS has unique configurable ASICs and development platforms for MEMS inertial sensors.
SWS has developed a unique ASIC for inertial sensors. The SWS1110 is a configurable ASIC in which its front-end parameters can be adjusted to work with various gyros and accelerometers. The front-end parameters can be adjusted for:
SWS has combined the SWS1110 configurable inertial sensing ASIC with additional hardware and software to create an inertial sensor development platform, the SWS61111. The SWS61111 allows a user to configure the SWS1110 ASIC to a specific inertial sensor by adjusting the front-end parameters and then do evaluation and characterization of the inertial sensor measuring:
SWS’s ASIC development flow is heavily based on behavioral modeling