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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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2011-05-10 New ARM SDKs launched
ARM releases version 5.0 of the ARM Compiler, as well as the ARM DS-5 Professional Edition for ARM processor-based ASICs and ASSP devices.
2012-01-05 New 28nm platforms: Transforming Asia from world's factory to global R&D hub
The convergence of several long-term economic, market and technological trends are driving demand for a new class of devices that combine the capacity and customizability of ASICs, flexibility of FPGAs and cost effectiveness of ASSPs.
2002-05-06 National to acquire ASIC suppliers Fincitec, ARSmikro
National Semiconductor Corp. has acquired Fincitec Oy and ARSmikro OU in deals worth a total of $15 million. Fincitec and ARSmikro develop low-voltage ASICs for battery-powered devices.
2004-07-09 MoSys licenses 1T-SRAM-R embedded memory to Open-Silicon
MoSys Inc. has licensed the 1T-SRAM-R embedded memory technology to Open-Silicon Inc. MoSys' patented technology will enable Open-Silicon to provide its customers with high-quality ASICs containing embedded memory, which will be fabricated in a standard logic process.
2004-05-03 Micros benefit from ASIC heritage
The newest generation of ASICs more often than not arises from the 32bit microcontrollers. They're not all that different anymore.
2013-12-23 Mentor to acquire Oasys' RTL physical synthesis platform
The move by Mentor seeks to help SoC/ASIC design teams to realize improved quality of results and faster turnaround time for today's complex SoCs, ASICs and IP blocks.
2001-04-23 Memories
This application note discusses the process of selection and use of embedded memories available for designing digital ASICs at AMI. It also describes the memory compiler tool and the memory synthesizer tool.
2002-03-26 Maxim level translators withstand 15kV ESD
The MAX3372E-MAX3379E/MAX3390E-MAX3393E level translator ICs from Maxim Integrated Products allow low-voltage ASICs with a supply voltage down to 1.2V to communicate with peripherals having a supply voltage of up to 5.5V, and vice-versa.
2004-09-17 Magma creates structured ASIC flow for ChipX
Magma and ChipX have put together a unified RTL-to-GDSII design flow based on Magma's Blast Create and Blast Fusion for designers targeting ChipX structured ASICs.
2002-03-08 LSI Logic introduces 10Gb core solution for network apps
The company has announced the release of the System Packet Interface Level 4 Phase 2 IP core, allowing designers to design their ASICs with verified interoperability, simplifying interface design and reducing time-to-market of high-speed networking apps.
2004-05-03 LSI Logic ASIC offers one of the highest logic, memory content
LSI Logic has disclosed that its RC11Si250 slice offers the highest logic and memory content of all 0.11m Platform ASICs.
2005-03-22 LSI Logic ASIC aids developers
LSI Logic's new RapidChip Xtreme2 family of Platform ASICs promises to provide the necessary resources for developers to tackle the demanding high-speed serial apps.
2006-01-10 Low dropout regulator incorporates ramp control
Micrel launched a 2A low dropout regulator featuring built-in sequencing, tracking and ramp control for low voltage FPGAs, DSPs and ASICs.
2006-05-25 Key ASIC, Silterra partner on design-to-manufacture services
Key ASIC and Silterra Malaysia announced their partnership to offer streamlined design-to-manufacture services for ASICs in the mobile and consumer electronics markets.
2005-04-12 IV ASIC compatible with 30V, 5V interfaces
To meet the market demand for higher-density ASICs from devices requiring interfaces compatible with high voltages, Epson used its driver development experience to create the high voltage capability and design technology used in the S1K70000H series.
2002-03-01 IP security key to design success
This news article focuses on the importance of IP security in engineering designs as ASICs can now be easily implemented in FPGAs.
2003-07-16 Interface logic technology will never die
Logic continues to have a bright future and it will always be regarded as the stop-gap solution when advanced ASICs or FPGAs fail to provide the best performance-to-cost ratio.
2001-07-02 Innovative Digital I/O Signal Switching Technology
This paper describes the JAZiO digital signal switching technique for low-latency, high-bandwidth applications, such as DRAMs, SRAMs, CPUs, ASICs, SoCs, etc.
2010-12-20 IBM settles with Mosaid on eDRAM infringement
Mosaid Technologies disclosed that its pending litigation agains IBM has ended after the two entered into a patent license agreement. Mosaid sued IBM in 2009 over alleged infringement on eDRAM IP in IBM processors and ASICs.
2004-06-14 IBM announces ASIC timing flow, Cisco chips
IBM introduced a "variation-aware&quot IC timing flow targeted at ASICs in 130nm, 90nm and 65nm design nodes.
2012-11-02 Huawei chooses ASIC over FPGA
China's Huawei Technologies is doing away with FPGAs in some of its gear for the first time and replacing them with using ASICs.
2004-03-04 Honeywell, Synopsys forge ASIC development pact
Honeywell Int. and Synopsys Inc. have signed an agreement to jointly develop a design infrastructure to support the creation of radiation-hardened and radiation-tolerant ASICs.
2004-10-18 Honeywell offers FPGAs replacements in commercial, aerospace apps
Honeywell announced a new conversion model for replacing FPGAs in commercial, military and aerospace equipment with ASICs.
2010-09-09 HLS tool allows designers to focus on ASIC differentiation
Mentor Graphics' Catapult C tool for the high-level synthesis (HLS ) of next-gen ASICs has been deployed by Toshiba.
2011-02-28 High-current buck regulators claim 97% efficiency
National Semiconductor's LM21212-1 and LM21215 high-current synchronous buck regulators are suited for FPGAs, ASICs and microprocessors used in wireless, networking and optical communications infrastructure.
2003-08-01 Getting max packet processing throughput per app flow
Next-generation IP service edge switch uses high-speed ASICs in combination with programmable network processors to yield maximum packet processing performance and flexibility.
2013-04-26 Gate driver comes with 3.3V LDO regulator
The FAN3180 from Fairchild can power MCUs or ASICs as well as provide a strong gate drive for an external semiconductor switch.
2008-08-01 FPGAs are all set for next process nodes
Altera Corp. today is expected to become the first FPGA vendor to launch a family of 40nm FPGAs. In addition, Altera will announce the 40nm HardCopy IV structured ASICs, as well as corresponding software tools for both device types. The families promise to enable a new class of single-chip, multicore and related complex devices.
2006-01-25 Flip-Stack packaging supports wirebond-to-flip-chip transition
Amkor announced the Flip-Stack package solution that is specifically designed to support emerging transition from wirebond to flip chip interconnect for high-performance DSPs, ASICs and RF chips.
2009-06-03 Features and benefits of FPGA-based DDCs
This article explores some of the key advantages of implementing digital downconverter (DDC) designs in FPGAs and describes some of the situations when ASICs can still offer the best solution.
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