Tekmos

USA

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Tekmos is a low cost ASIC manufacturer, efficiently matching fab technology to your application.  We make digital, mixed signal, high voltage, and high temperature ASICs for industrial, automotive, telecom, medical, and military applications.  This includes converting FPGAs into ASICs for cost reduction.  Our Unify technology combines multiple parts into a single package when saving space is paramount.  We have used our ASIC technology to produce replacements for many mature products, such as the 8051, 6805, 6811, 80C186 and 68020 processor families.  We also make replacements for various flash memories and standard products such as UARTs, specialized bus drivers, and various port functions.  Tekmos is a fabless semiconductor company, founded in 1997, and is based in Austin, Texas.

Services

Low Cost ASICs

An FPGA based design can be converted into an ASIC, which can then be used as a drop-in replacement.  It is not a direct path to map a given FPGA into an ASIC.  The choice of the ASIC depends on the speed of the design in the FPGA, how large the design is, how much RAM is used, and how many pins are used.  The ASIC cost depends on the ASIC size and the technology node.  The cost also significantly depends on if the design can be implemented in an existing gate array.  To see the estimated breakeven volumes on your FPGA, click here.

 

FPGA Conversions

FPGA conversions can be used as a cost reduction, for power reduction, to save board space, or as a solution to the problems of FPGA obsolescence. Request for Product Information

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Unify Stacked Die SIPS

Applications for your system in a package are driven by the requirements of space, power, and development time.  The total solution needs to be small.  It typically runs off a battery.  And it needs a quick time-to-market. We create a cost-effective ASIC using an appropriate technology.  We use stacked die assembly technology to add the processor, wireless communications, sensors, and other standard features.  This results in a single chip implementation of your system, bringing you all of the advantages of an ASIC, but without the high NRE charge.

 

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Mixed Signal ASICs

Most of the Tekmos gate arrays contain small analog arrays for use in mixed signal applications. These can reduce the NREs substantially.  We can interface at any level, from doing everything, or as little as implementing your physical layout.

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High Temperature Circuits

Tekmos now offers products based on special high temperature processes to meet the needs of the oil & gas, aerospace, automotive and industrial markets. While designed for ASIC and Mixed Signal Products, any of the Tekmos microcontrollers or standard products can be made available using these processes. A product brief on

high temperature semiconductors can be found here:  pdf High Temperature ASICS (80 KB) .

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Mature Microcontrollers

Tekmos makes replacements for legacy microcontrollers. Tekmos is frequently called upon to develop ASICs that our customers can no longer purchase from the original vendors. For projects of this type, the customer may have the original design files which makes the project fairly straight forward. Another type project occurs when it is desirable to produce an ASIC from an FPGA that is no longer available. Tekmos has successfully developed many such devices.

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IP Cores

80C51 Family

Tekmos offers the 80C51 Family as either an IP core for use in a Tekmos ASIC or as a stand-alone part.  Specifically, Tekmos offers the TK80C51FA, TK87C451, TK87C749, TK87C750, TK87C751, TK87C752 and TK89C668 parts.

68HC(7)05 Family

Tekmos offers the 68HC(7)05 Family as either an IP core for use in a Tekmos ASIC or as a stand-alone part.  Specifically, Tekmos offers the TK68HC05B6, TK68HC705B16, TK68HC705B32, TK68HC705C8A, TK68HC705C9A, and the TK68HC05J1A.

68HC(7)11 Family

Tekmos offers the 68HC(7)11 Family as either an IP core for use in a Tekmos ASIC or as a stand-alone part.  Specifically, Tekmos offers the TK68HC11A1, TK68HC11D0, TK68HC711D3, TK68HC11E0, TK68HC711E9, TK68HC711E20, TK68HC11EA9, TK68HC11K1, TK68HC711K4, and TK68HC711KS2.

80C186 Family

Tekmos offers the 80C186 Family as either an IP core for use in a Tekmos ASIC or as a stand-alone part.  Specifically, Tekmos offers the TK80C186EB, TK80C188EB, TK80C186EC, and TK80C188EC.

68020 Family

Tekmos offers the 68020 Family as either an IP core for use in a Tekmos ASIC or as a stand-alone part.  Specifically, Tekmos offers the TK68020.