Category Archives: ASIC Design

Optimized ASICs for Medical Applications

June 07, 2017, anysilicon


A few years ago Derek Hunt offered some insight into the benefits of CMOS semiconductor technology in the miniaturization of medical devices. CMOS has been around for decades and aside from the size benefits which will be discussed shortly, the technology also brings significant cost savings and performance improvements to

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Racyics Launches ‘makeChip’ Design Service Platform for GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 22FDX® Technology

June 05, 2017, anysilicon


Racyics GmbH announced today it has launched makeChip, an innovative design service platform, developed using GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 22FDX® process technology and supported by Cadence. Available to start-ups, design experts, research institutes, and universities, makeChip is a central gateway to design integrated circuits based on advanced semiconductor technologies.
The platform provides

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Apple is working on an AI Chip (IC)

May 29, 2017, anysilicon


Apple began relatively early with artificial intelligence software when it introduced Siri in 2011 – a tool that allows users to activate their smartphones with voice commands. Now, the electronics giant is bringing artificial intelligence to ICs.
Apple is working on a processor specifically designed for artificial intelligence tasks,

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IoT – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

May 22, 2017, anysilicon


This title, borrowed from Bachman Turner Overdrive’s classic 1974 hit is very relevant today if we apply it to the “Internet of Things”. I’ve been reading and using the term “IoT” for a long time, but realized I needed a clear definition. The Internet is full of similar choices but

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VLSI Design Flow – An Overview

May 18, 2017, anysilicon

asic design flow

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

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Dolphin Integration offers a webinar on optimizing SoC power consumption in sleep mode

May 16, 2017, anysilicon


Allowing battery-powered devices to run, without battery recharge, for years rather than months, partakes in enhancing significantly end-user satisfaction and is a key point to enabling the emergence of IoT applications. Numerous applications, such as M2M, BLE, Zigbee…, have an activity rate (duty cycle) such that the power consumption in

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