Agile Analog

UK

At Agile Analog we have brought together a team of industry veterans from the analog, IP and design automation worlds to revolutionize the way Analog IP is developed and delivered. Based in Cambridge, we are growing quickly to become one of the world’s leading Analog IP companies. Using our innovative technology, we are able to design Analog IP faster, to a higher quality, and on any semiconductor process. With our best-in-class deliverables we are widening market access to Analog IP in a way that facilitates our customers’ capabilities to develop innovative chip designs.

 

Agile Analog is building a broad IP portfolio targeting applications including IoT, Security, Wireless, AI, Automotive and general SoCs/ASICs. Our products include: ADC, DAC, LDO, Bandgap Voltage/Current Reference, Clocks/Oscillators, Temperature Sensors and Comparators. We are continuously broadening our product portfolio to meet our customers’ Analog IP needs for Power Management, Sensors & Data Converters and Clock Generation.

Services

Custom IP

Agile Analog’s core technology allows us to re-generate our Analog IP according to our customers’ specifications quickly. This capability allows us to optimize our Analog IP in terms of power, performance and area (PPA) for each customer’s specific application requirements.

 

Our innovative design methodology is programmatic, systematic and repeatable leading to Analog IP that is more verifiable, more robust and more reliable than current solutions. Our team has extensive experience with advanced SoCs and ASICs and we understand the complexity involved in assembling a modern chip. This is why we provide best-in-class deliverables that are guaranteed to be consistent and of high quality, making our IP easy to use and minimizing integration time and effort for our customers.

IP Porting

Agile Analog’s core technology allows us to re-generate our Analog IP on any process. This capability allows our customers to choose the semiconductor process that is most suited to their application without restrictions on IP availability.

 

Our innovative design methodology is programmatic, systematic and repeatable leading to Analog IP that is more verifiable, more robust and more reliable than current solutions. Our team has extensive experience with advanced SoCs and ASICs and we understand the complexity involved in assembling a modern chip. This is why we provide best-in-class deliverables that are guaranteed to be consistent and of high quality, making our IP easy to use and minimizing integration time and effort for our customers.

Eco-system and Supply Chain Management

Agile Analog has a vast industry network and a number of strategic partnerships. We guide and connect our customers to the resources they need to successfully take a chip to market including: EDA, IP, Foundry, ASIC design, ESD, Packaging, and ATE (Assembly & Test) amongst others.

Design Services

Our team has extensive experience with advanced SoCs and ASICs including Mixed-Signal, Analog, Digital and RF components. Agile Analog leverages this knowledge to provide consultancy, guidance and system-level considerations that enable our customers to bring complex chips to mass production securely and reliably.

IP Cores

Power Management IP

Agile Analog is developing a portfolio of Power Management IP that can be configured to meet the differing requirements of various applications including IoT, HPC, Wireless, Automotive, AI and SoCs/ASICs. Our Power Management IP is available on any process and can be optimized for:

  • Low power
  • Always-on domains
  • Programmable output voltages for DVFS and RAM retention
  • Low-noise and high PSRR for analog/RF loads
  • Fast transient response for digital loads
  • Direct-to-Battery connection and battery charging
  • High-accuracy both with and without calibration

 

We are constantly adding new IP to our portfolio including:

  • Low Drop-Out Voltage Regulators (LDO)
  • Bandgap Voltage and Current Reference
  • Power-on-Reset (POR)
  • Brown-Out Detector (BOR)
  • Switched-Mode Power Supply (SMPS), DC-DC Converter

Data Converters and Sensor IP

Agile Analog is developing a portfolio of Data Converter and Sensor IP for processing of both on-chip and off-chip signals. Our Data Converter and Sensor IP is customized to our customers’ needs and is available on any process.

 

We are constantly adding new IP to our portfolio including:

  • ADC: up to 12-bit, up to 5 Msps, Low INL and DNL, Low Power
  • DAC: up to 8-bit, up to 800 ksps, low power, guaranteed monotonic
  • Temperature Sensor: on-chip temperature sensor with up to +/-1 K accuracy
  • Supply Voltage Monitor for on-chip supply monitoring and control, suitable for DVFS and Side-Channel Attack (SCA) detection

Programmable-Threshold Analog Comparator for level-detection and interrupt generation

Clock Generation and Timing IP

Agile Analog is developing a portfolio of Clock Generation and Timing IP for on-chip clock signal generation. Our Timing IP is customized to our customers’ needs and is available on any process.

 

We are constantly adding new IP to our portfolio including:

  • Osc: on-chip (RC equivalent) oscillator clock with output frequencies from 32kHz to 12MHz
  • Xtal: integrated crystal oscillator
  • PLL

ADC

Key Features

  • Configurable to your specification
  • Up to 12-bit resolution
  • Up to 5 MSps
  • Up to 8 input channels
  • Rail-to-rail input voltage range
  • Differential or Single-Ended inputs
  • Low INL and DNL

 

The agileADC GP analog-to-digital converter is a configurable general purpose ADC that uses a traditional Charge-Redistribution SAR architecture referenced to VDD, VSS. The architecture is capable of achieving up to 12-bit resolution at sample rates up to 5 Msps. It includes an eight-channel input multiplexor. The ADC provides input buffers that may also be bypassed for full rail-to-rail capability.

 

The agileADC GP analog-to-digital converter can be tuned to your specifications and is ideally suited for signal conversion and monitoring in applications such as in IoT, Security, Automotive, AI and general SoCs and ASICs.

 

Agile Analog designs are based on tried and tested architectures to ensure reliability and functionality. Our design methodology is programmatic, systematic and repeatable leading to analog IP that is more verifiable, more robust and more reliable. Our methodology also allows us to quickly re-target our IP to different process options. The agileADC GP analog-to-digital converter is available on CMOS and FD-SOI processes from 180nm down to 22nm.

DAC

Key Features

  • Configurable to your specification
  • Up to 8-bit resolution
  • Up to 500 kSps
  • High accuracy
  • Low power consumption
  • Guaranteed monotonic
  • Low INL and DNL

 

The agileDAC GP is a digital-to-analog converter that uses a traditional capacitive DAC architecture. The agileDAC can either be referenced to the supply voltage or to an external reference voltage. The architecture is capable of achieving up to 8-bit resolution at sample rates up to 500 ksps.

 

The agileDAC GP digital-to-analog converter is suited for signal conversion and driving in applications such as in IoT, Security, Automotive, AI and general SoCs and ASICs.

 

Our design methodology is programmatic, systematic and repeatable leading to analog IP that is more verifiable, more robust and more reliable. Our methodology also allows us to quickly re-target our IP to different process options. The agileDAC GP digital-to-analog converter is available on CMOS and FD-SOI processes from 180nm down to 22nm.

Voltage Regulator - LDO

Key Features

  • Configurable to your specification
  • Simple SoC integration
  • High performance voltage regulation
  • Targeted load current capability
  • Low-power mode
  • Programmable output voltage
  • Sense input for local regulation of sensitive blocks

 

The agileLDO GPD is a linear low-dropout voltage regulator (LDO) providing precision and programmable voltage regulation across a wide range of input and output voltages. The regulator architecture provides a high dynamic performance making it suitable for digital applications.

 

The agileLDO GPD is suited for digital cores in applications such as IoT, Security, Automotive, AI and general SoCs and ASICs.

Agile Analog designs are based on tried and tested architectures to ensure reliability and functionality. Our design methodology is programmatic, systematic and repeatable leading to analog IP that is more verifiable, more robust and more reliable. Our methodology also allows us to quickly re-target our IP to different process options. The agileLDO GPD low drop-out regulator is available on CMOS and FD-SOI processes from 180nm down to 22nm.