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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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2013-09-20 Brocade virtual routers blow Cisco ASICs out of the water
Thanks to Vyatta software that uses Intel's DPDK to run control and data plane traffic on separate cores, the new Brocade servers will deliver 40x the throughput of more expensive Cisco virtual routers.
2002-04-08 Bluetooth-enabled ASICs versus standard Bluetooth chipsets
This article describes Bluetooth wireless technology and its various implementations
2001-07-02 Bluetooth Enabled ASICs Versus Standard Bluetooth Chipsets
This paper discusses the pros and cons of using commercially available Bluetooth chipsets and integrating Bluetooth functionality into an existing ASIC.
2007-01-09 BiTMICRO, ChipX team up for next-gen storage ASICs
BiTMICRO Networks Inc. will use various structured ASIC devices from ChipX for the development of proprietary storage controller ICs.
2006-02-28 Avago to sell printer ASICs business to Marvell
Avago Technologies disclosed that it signed a definitive agreement to sell its printer ASICs business to Marvell for $240 million in cash upon closing.
2005-05-10 Automotive applications will demand more mixed signal ASICs, firm says
Demand for mixed signal devices is increasing in the growing $2.4 billion automotive ASIC sector, according to research and consulting firm Strategic Analytics.
2015-03-13 Assessing the future of custom ASICs
In this article, we will have a look at the trends that have caused the hardware industry to favour a sit-and-wait approach to innovation, and suggest what will be a fundamental shift in product innovation.
2005-06-16 ASICs, ASSPs near extinction
With increasing FPGA design starts, could the evolution of platform FPGAs mean the end for ASICs and ASSPs?
2002-07-01 ASICs with IP promise 'right first time' electronic systems
Present-day ASICs are capable of providing SoC solutions through new simulation techniques set to leverage the bar of chip design a pitch higher.
2005-02-02 ASICs face stiffening competition from ASSPs, says analyst
Although structured ASICs are helping designers shorten turn-around time and lower NRE costs for system-on-chip LSIs, ASSPs will emerge as the long-term solution for a wider range of core silicon, according to an analyst for iSuppli Japan.
2004-05-11 ASICs at heart of disposable computer
The developer of a disposable computer has an agreement with a Taiwan semiconductor company to mass produce the ASIC at the heart of the throwaway product that can collect process and exchange several pages of encrypted data.
2003-05-30 ASICs added to Synplicity's synthesis line
Synplicity Inc. will expand into ASIC physical synthesis with a tool that competes against offerings from Synopsys, Cadence and Magma.
2013-04-08 Analyst: Vendor proprietary ASICs lead metrocell baseband SoCs
Vendor proprietary ASIC solutions attract top market share because vendors such as Huawei, Ericsson, and Samsung all are using ASICs in their designs, particularly in their picocell and microcell products.
2005-02-15 Altera, PMC-Sierra extend options for FPGAs, structured ASICs
Altera Corp. and PMC-Sierra Inc. have partnered to deliver a full suite of interoperable high-speed serial I/O solutions based on Altera's programmable logic and PMC-Sierra's transceiver technologies.
2008-05-20 Altera claims industry's first 40nm FPGAs, ASICs
Enabling designers to achieve new levels of integration and innovation, Altera introduces what it claims to be the industry's first 40nm FPGAs and HardCopy ASICs.
2004-02-13 Alliance formed on structured ASICs
Chip Express, Lightspeed, Synplicity and Tera Systems have formed a new group called the Structured ASIC Association to collaborate in establishing structured ASICs as a major new semiconductor product category.
2008-09-05 Alchip taps Sony Semi's packaging tech for ASICs
Open foundry ASIC provider Alchip Technologies Inc. has selected Sony Corp.'s Semiconductor Group to be their package partner in advanced SoC ASIC solutions for its worldwide customers.
2002-06-05 Agilent to deliver ASICs to HP
Agilent Technologies Inc. will deliver to HP ASICs that will be incorporated into workstations and servers based on the Intel Itanium 2 processor architecture.
2005-01-07 Agere serdes core rolls for 90nm ASICs
Agere Systems is offering a serdes core for 90nm ASIC processes that's appropriate for several serial-interface standards.
2003-10-08 Agere ASICs to power Lucent metro access systems
Agere Systems has been selected by Lucent Technologies to provide seven different types of ASICs for its Metropolis DMX portfolio of data-enhanced multiplexers.
2008-06-23 Accelerator replaces base station FPGAs, ASICs
Freescale has introduced the MSBA8100, a chip that it calls the industry's first multi-standard baseband accelerator.
2001-03-30 A New Way To Design ASICs
This paper presents a new way to design ASICs that dramatically reduces the cost of ASIC development and greatly decreases the time needed to bring a successful design to market.
2006-11-08 90nm structured ASICs out to replace FPGAs
Seeking to displace FPGAs and other chip technologies in the marketplace, eASIC Corp. came out of its shell with a bang by unveiling a new 90nm structured ASIC line.
2008-08-07 45nm structured ASICs boast zero mask charge
The Nextreme-2 Family delivers on eASIC's promise of affordable silicon customization, enabling the design of custom chips using state-of-the-art 45 nm technology and the delivery of working devices in only six-weeks.
2007-10-05 X2Y capacitors offer low inductance
Samsung Electro-Mechanics and X2Y Attenuators LLC have teamed up to develop capacitors that incorporate the patented X2Y technology.
2006-11-01 Wireless broadband showcases emerging apps
The need for "communications-on-the-go" and its fulfillment will provide new opportunities as well as new lifestyle and work options, much of which will be enabled by the broadband wireless era.
2014-01-10 What you need to know when designing your PCB
Learn about the main aspects of a modern PCB that must be thoroughly considered.
1999-06-29 System-to-silicon: Coupling architectural-level system definition with deep sub-micron design practices
This paper details a silicon manufacturing process design methodology for complex and mixed-signal system design starting at a higher level of design abstraction.
2004-10-11 Synopsys offers Galaxy design platform to BAE
Synopsys Inc. has provided BAE Systems, an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems, with its Galaxy design platform for use in 24 radiation-hardened space-qualified ASICs.
2007-05-11 ST reports 65nm multistandard HDD physical layer IP
STMicroelectronics has revealed what it claims as the industry's f its next-generation 65nm serial-interface MIPHY (Multi Interface PHY) Physical Layer interface IP.
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