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What is an ASIC chip?
An application-specific integrated circuits (ASIC) chip is a custom-designed chip for a specific application, such that it is "hardwired" to do a specific task.
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2002-05-20 Xyron to speed development of Xyronium-based ASICs
2004-10-21 Xilinx smooths EasyPath to take on structured ASICs
Xilinx Inc. is taking another whack at competing structured-ASIC vendors with a revised EasyPath program that it says boosts yields and lowers the cost of finished FPGAs.
2006-11-01 Wireless ASICs enable tire pressure monitoring
The available microelectronics to meet TPMS challenges will further enhance automotive safety in an economical manner for OEMs and car buyers alike.
2004-11-01 When custom ASICs aren't the answer
Given their lower costs at high volumes, custom ASICs would be the logical choice. But that's often not the case.
2004-11-12 Toshiba to make ASICs using ARM1136J-S
Toshiba Corp. will use the ARM1136J-S processor to develop ASICs for consumer electronics and network systems.
2003-01-23 TI, SLE to co-develop complex ASICs for high-end markets
Texas Instruments Inc. and Silicon Logic Engineering Inc. have agreed to jointly develop complex ASICs for TI customers in the wireless/wireline infrastructure and computing markets.
2010-02-15 Temp sensor monitors two app processor ASICs
The SX8733 temp sensor combines integrated temperature sensor with monitoring electronics to directly connect up to two temperature diodes and monitors one or two application processor ASICs
2006-08-15 Telecom equipment makers favor FPGAs over ASICs, survey finds
Telecom equipment manufacturers are relying more on FPGAs than on ASICs for low- to medium-volume production of telecom systems according to a survey by Light Reading's Components Insider.
2008-08-27 Structured ASICsa risk management tool
Exorbitant and growing ASIC mask costs require customers to engage in extensive and expensive verification.
2005-03-31 Structured ASICs walk a fine line
A company must make sure that its wares are not too general-purpose to offer attractive performance and that it isn't launching too many specific products.
2003-07-01 Structured ASICs rescue endangered species
Structured ASICs can help the ASIC industry as it struggles against FPGAs and unreachable mask costs.
2007-11-01 Software drives prototyping for ASICs, SoCs
Much can be done to make prototypes faster to bring up and easier to change. The ultimate goal is to create an environment where designers can get to work quickly, debug rapidly and make changes without delay. In this new era, FPGA-based prototyping will have a key position along with other verification methodologies.
2009-09-02 Silicon circuit board trumps ASICs
Startup siXis Inc. has selected foundry SVTC Technologies to fabricate its embedded silicon board computing modules, which claims to bridge the gap between PCB prototypes and ASIC-based designs.
2003-07-16 Selecting ASICs or ASSPs for key net functions
Network system design activity is accelerating with a renewed emphasis on product differentiation and cost-effectiveness. System design teams must evaluate technology options that usually lead them to choose between ASICs and ASSPs for most of the network packet processing functions they require.
2002-02-25 Sanyo licenses ARM PrimeXsys for wireless multimedia ASICs
ARM and Sanyo Semiconductor Co. have announced at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France, that Sanyo has received license to utilize the ARM PrimeXsys wireless platform.
2003-04-28 Samsung considers embedding FPGAs in ASICs
Samsung Electronics' semiconductor division said it may embed FPGA blocks in future ASICs as a way to reduce the time and cost of chip design, Samsung Semiconductor Inc. said.
2002-11-26 Risks of customer-owned tooling send designers to ASICs
Like do-it-yourselfers who wished they had called the plumber or electrician instead of botching a home repair, chip makers seem to be having second thoughts about customer-owned tooling.
2001-06-01 Practical DFT leads to highly testable ASICs
Combine classic design-for-test methodologies, such as scan and BIST, with practical DFT, to clear the path to a highly testable design
2004-06-21 Powering high-performance ASICs and microprocessors
This app note shows that dc/dc converters effectively power ASICs and microprocessors that require 1V to 1.5V at 100A or more.
2004-07-16 Platform ASICs deliver reduced cost for many applications
To save time and cost, platform ASICs come with predefined and prediffused layers to which customers can add differentiations.
2005-03-01 Physical synthesis in structured ASICs
How does a physical synthesis tool help ease front- and back-end design flow issues? Read on.
2006-11-30 Open-Silicon offers MIPS processor core for ASICs
Open-Silicon has signed a deal with MIPS Technologies to offer the latter's MIPS32 24Kc Pro processor core for use in ASIC and SoC designs.
2002-08-26 ON Semi ASICs target handheld apps
ON Semiconductor has announced the availability of a family of power management ASICs (PM-ASICs) that are aimed at extending battery life and conserving board space in portable devices.
2003-12-12 NEC ASICS supported by Cadence platform
NEC Electronics Corp. has announced that its Instant Silicon Solution Platform (ISSP) family of structured ASICs will be supported by Cadence Design Systems Inc.'s Encounter digital IC design platform.
2002-12-11 Nassda aims Critic timing technology at ASICs
Extending its fast circuit-simulation technology into digital design, Nassda Corp. has claimed a breakthrough with a transistor-level, full-chip, dynamic timing analyzer.
2005-06-17 Mil-Temp ?Watt FPGAs offered as low-cost alternative to ASICs
Military-temperature versions of the Eclipse II ?Watt FPGA are now available from QuickLogic for $15 in 5,000-piece quantities.
2006-07-26 Market for structured ASICs still significant, says Gartner Dataquest researcher
LSI Logic's exit from the structured ASIC market prompted many analysts to downgrade their market predictions, but the market for structured ASICs remains significant, a Gartner Dataquest researcher said.
2005-02-28 Magma to prototype Enuclia's designs in FPGAs, ASICs
Magma's front-end design tools have been selected by Enuclia to prototype designs in FPGAs and structured ASICs, and then move them into to Enuclia's ASIC/COT design flow.
2004-05-21 Magma to expand into structured ASICs, FPGAs
Magma Design is turning its attention to FPGAs and structured ASICs with the release of new products in its Blast line targeting those markets.
2005-08-15 LVDS buffer/repeaters extend signal integrity of FPGAs, ASICs
National Semiconductor's new high-performance buffer/repeaters for LVDS systems extend the signal reach of FPGAs and ASIC across backplanes and cables in telecom, datacom, industrial, medical, automotive and office imaging apps
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