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What is an ASIC?
An application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) is an IC that is customised for a specific application (end product or a closely related family of end products), such as a chip which is designed to run a cellular handset.
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2005-06-30 LSI pushes RapidChip ASICs to 90nm
LSI Logic announced plans - but not availability - for its long-expected 90nm, 500MHz structured ASIC family.
2005-05-25 LSI Logic eliminates mask charges for entry level platform ASICs
LSI Logic Corp. added a pair of new slices to its RapidChip Integrator2 platform ASIC family that the company says provide high-volume ASIC and FPGA designers with a way to eliminate many design and development costs, including those associated with photomasks.
2002-03-15 Long live both ASICs and ASSPs
Until there is a one-size-fits-all platform in communications, ASICs and ASSPs are both here to stay.
2004-02-02 Leopard leaps into structured ASICs
Leopard Logic Inc., which earlier had cast itself as an IP company, has introduced a line of chips to attack the structured-ASIC market.
2005-11-03 IP core replaces up to 16 ASICs
RF Engines introduced the first, fully flexible 64-channel DDC core for use on FPGAs.
2003-08-18 Infrastructure ASICs drive high-performance memory decisions
Only by starting with the customers' requirements and then applying a strong in-house library and engineering team can the memory challenges of the largest and fastest ASICs can be addressed.
2005-06-24 IBM debuts ASICs at 65nm
Getting a jump on the leading-edge chip market, IBM rolled out a pair of 65nm application-specific integrated circuits, including a low-power offering for the wireless, mobile and consumer electronics markets.
2002-06-26 Hybrid architecture embeds Xilinx FPGA core into IBM ASICs
Undeterred by earlier false starts for programmable ASICs, IBM Corp. and Xilinx Inc. are embarking on a plan to jointly create an architecture that melds an FPGA core with a standard-cell ASIC methodology starting at the 90nm process technology node.
2008-04-10 Honeywell intros rad-hard ASICs for space segment
Honeywell is introducing rad-hard ASICs and memory at this week's National Space Symposium.
2000-06-14 Highly Integrated ASICs for CDMA Cellular/PCS Phones
This technical note discusses RF Micro Devices' strategy to simplify CDMA cellular transceiver design. This led to the development of the RF9957 CDMA/FM receive AGC/demodulator, the RF2667 CDMA/FM receive AGC/demodulator, and the RF9958 CDMA/FM transmit modulator/AGC/upconverter.
2001-04-15 Hierarchical physical design for million-gate ASICs
Raw design size in million-gated ASICs can cripple physical design and timing closure and the viable solution is physical hierarchy.
2004-03-05 Gigabit Ethernet chips sidestep ASICs, ride PCI Express
A new market report on Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) silicon cites three shifts as the technology gears up to surpass Fast Ethernet sales this year.
2002-04-17 Get2Chip aims synthesis tool at ASICs
Get2Chip's revised entry, the new G2C-RC, follows attempts by Ambit/Cadence and, more recently, Synplicity to take seats away from Synopsys, the longtime market share leader in RTL logic synthesis.
2003-05-12 GDA offers HyperTransport IP cores for ASICs, FPGAs
GDA Technologies has announced the availability of a comprehensive set of HyperTransport IP cores for ASIC- and FPGA-based solutions.
2002-11-20 Fujitsu deploys Cadence analysis tools on ASICs
Fujitsu Ltd has deployed Cadence Design Systems Inc.'s VoltageStorm and SignalStorm as the standard power verification and nanometer delay calculation solutions for its high-end ASICs.
2002-04-05 Fujitsu cell-based ASICs suit high-speed networking
Manufactured using the company's 0.115m CMOS process, the CS91 Standard Cell series from Fujitsu Microelectronics America supplies I/O options ranging from 622Mbps to 3.125Gbps, while operating at 0.8V to 3.6V voltage interface levels.
2003-07-01 Fujitsu ASICs target telecom, industrial apps
Fujitsu Ltd has announced the release of the AccelArray structured ASICs that use standardized interconnect layers for basic system circuitry.
2006-06-29 Freescale ASICs power Hughes satellite broadband modems
Freescale Semiconductor will supply advanced satellite broadband ASIC solution to Hughes Network Systems, LLC.
2007-11-01 FPGA-based dev't platform eases migration to structured ASICs
An FPGA-based development platform that provides a seamless migration path to structured ASICs has been launched by TrellisWare Technologies.
2003-03-20 FPGA tool startup aims to make ASICs obsolete
An EDA startup staffed by seasoned industry vets said its FPGA design tools will make ASICs obsolete for most standard products.
2007-11-28 eASIC, Tensilica team on low-cost customized ASICs
Tensilica and eASIC have entered a partnership that allows eASIC to have free access to Tensilica's Diamond Standard microprocessor and DSP cores for its free mask charge, no-minimum order ASICs.
2010-07-23 Digital-cell-based technology supports analog/digital conversion in ASICs, FPGAs
Startup Stellamar LLC has introduced a digital-cell-based technology for implementing analog/digital conversion in standard ASICs and FPGAs.
2008-05-27 Digital and analog measurement units for digital CMOS microphone preamplifier ASICs
The purpose of this application note by Rebecca Reich for Analog Devices is to explain the difference between analog and digital values when measuring the input and output of a digital microphone preamplifier with an audio analyzer.
2009-02-26 Design guidelines for preparing HardCopy II ASICs
This document provides design guidelines and factors to consider during the HardCopy II development flow.
2009-03-17 Design Guidelines and Timing Closure Techniques for HardCopy ASICs
This application note covers topics from a timing closure perspective, for the successful migration to HardCopy ASICs from Altera's FPGAs
2014-08-29 Custom ASICs run towards datacentre finish line
Firebox, a UC Berkeley prototype system in development, targets to bring warehouse-scale computer based on ASICs and optical links to datacentres.
2002-05-17 Cray CMOS team receives funding for advanced ASICs
Wisconsin-based Silicon Logic Engineering has received $2.5 million in venture funding under that state's certified capital companies program.
2013-02-06 Cisco's 40G switch runs 40nm ASICs, supports OpenFlow
The Nexus 6000 will pack up to 384 10G or 96 40G Ethernet ports with a port-to-port latency of one microsecond and marks its first major step into the emerging market for software-defined networks.
2002-12-05 Cisco shifts from ASICs to COT designs
Cisco Systems Inc. is shifting from the use of ASICs to an approach that relies on customer-owned tooling for many of its high-end, high-volume chip designs, hoping to shave hundreds of millions of dollars from its silicon design costs.
2003-02-04 C&D 60W dc/dc converter powers ASICs, DSPs
C&D Technologies (NCL) Ltd has released the WPA60 dual output dc/dc converters that accepts an input between 36V to 75V.
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