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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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2002-01-25 Fabless ASIC supplier unruffled by downturn, exec says
For anyone who still thinks a company must invest in an expensive fab to build ASICs, Jack Harding has $100 million worth of purchase orders to refute that notion.
2003-04-28 Epson licenses Tessera packaging technology
Seiko Epson Corp. has entered a technology license agreement with Tessera Inc. to utilize the latter's semiconductor packaging technology in ASICs and specialty memory products.
2005-10-19 eASIC, Japan's Innotech join forces
Programmable ASIC vendor eASIC Corp. said Monday (Oct. 17) it will partner with Japanese distributor Innotech to deliver structures ASICs to the Japanese market.
2008-07-16 Dual-type power MOSFET boasts high efficiency
Renesas Technology Corp. offers the RJK0383DPA, a dual-type power MOSFET for synchronous rectification DC/DC converters for memory or ASICs in products such as laptop PCs and communication devices. It achieves higher power supply efficiency.
2005-06-21 DMUX allows demultiplexing of Giga sampling rates into FPGAs
Atmel unveiled its new 10-bit demultiplexer with selectable 1:4 or 1:2 output ratios and a maximum clock frequency of 2.2GHz directly interfacing to Low Voltage Differential Signaling compatible FPGAs, DSPs and ASICs.
2003-05-28 Dimensioning a pressure sensor system with digital signal correction where the sensor signal is amplified using IC AM401
This application described in this article demonstrates how the concept of Frame ASICS devised by Analog Microelectronics can be put to use to create an entire sensor system with just one sensing element and one analog IC.
2008-06-12 Design tools eye ARM core for various apps
Cyclos announced a proof-of-concept processor implementation using its platform and design flow. This can be used to achieve low-power, resonant-clock implementations of synchronous ASICs and SoCs without changes to their development and verification environments.
2010-11-30 Design methods shift to software
Changes in electronics design methodology seem to occur in ten-year stagesfrom the IDM's of the 1970s, ASICs in the 1980s, fabless companies in the 1990s, to the 2000s when application software took control.
2005-06-15 Decoding convolutional and turbo codes in 3G wireless
This app note discusses three different implementation options for decoding in 3G wireless - software approach using DSPs, hardware approach using ASICs, and a combined software-hardware approach using on-chip accelerators
2007-07-02 Coprocessor integrates multicore development
Tapping into the explosive growth of multicore devices, CriticalBlue has announced plans to add a multicore development capability to its Cascade coprocessor synthesis suite, which accelerates embedded software by generating programmable, application-optimized coprocessors for implementation in ASICs, FPGAs and SoC designs.
2007-04-16 Compete in the CE market with PLDs
Manufacturers must turn to new methodologies that promote flexibility, rapid innovation and low initial development costs. This means using PLDs, such as FPGAs, with ASICs and ASSPs to provide the agility and differentiation needed to be competitive in the CE market.
2002-07-01 Closing the custom gap
Why are custom circuits faster than equivalent ASICs, and what can be done to narrow the difference? That's the topic of the new book: "Closing the Gap Between ASIC and Custom."
2008-03-06 Cisco ups ante in networking ASIC design
Cisco Systems has debuted a router that packs on a custom 40-core processor a wide variety of networking services, leapfrogging competition in the $5-billion edge router market and taking to a new level Cisco's work on ASICs for networking systems.
2003-02-04 Cisco forges component road map
Looking to bring cohesion to its distributed operations, engineering, and supply-chain, executives at Cisco Systems Inc. hope to hammer out a set of three-year road maps by summer for the microprocessors, memories, ASICs, and other technologies they intend to use.
2007-02-08 ChipX intros standard-cell ASIC alternative
Offering a new alternative to standard-cell ASICs, ChipX has introduced a line of so-called Embedded Array products built around structured ASIC libraries.
2002-09-06 Big Bear to design transponders in IBM's SiGe process
Big Bear Networks Inc. said it will build its transponder subassemblies based on 10Gb and 40Gb ASICs in IBM Microelectronics' SiGe process technology.
2004-01-15 Bel Fuse latest modules to use Intersil power ICs
Intersil Corp. announced that Bel Fuse Inc. has selected Intersil Endura power ICs for their new POL power modules designed for high-current ASICs and FPGAs.
2003-09-24 Atmel releases Linux port for ARM9 MCU
Atmel Corp. has launched a Linux OS port for its AT91RM9200 microcontroller and its ARM9 core-based ASICs.
2013-03-13 ASIC loses steam, FPGAs add comms cores
IDC reported total ASIC starts declined to 2,313 in 2011, down six percent from 2002 levels. In wired comms, the decline was nearly twice as steep to 442 ASICs in 2011, down 11 percent from 2002.
2004-09-03 ASIC design starts to halt decline
The protracted decline in design starts in ASICs (Application-Specific Integrated Circuits) will reverse itself over the next year as the demand for structured ASICs grows, according to market research firm iSuppli Corp.
2001-05-25 ASIC design methodology: PowerCalc tool supplement
This application note describes the use of IBM's PowerCalc EDA tool for power estimation of ASICs.
2004-05-20 ASIC alliance pairs Fujitsu, Greenfield
Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc. will provide ASICs for the Packetry switching products of Greenfield Networks Inc.
2006-08-16 Arrays narrow platform ASIC, FPGA gap
Narrowing the performance and density gap between FPGAs and structured or platform ASICs, a novel configurable array architecture unveiled by startup CSwitch Corp. promises to deliver levels of flexibility not previously available in programmable products.
2003-04-14 Analyst: ASIC business will not bounce back
Even as the semiconductor market recovers, the long term revenue prospects for custom ASICs will stay flat while some vendors could be forced to bow out of the market, said Jordan Selburn, principal analyst at iSuppli.
2002-02-15 Amphion MPEG-2 demux, decoders target next-gen digital video
Amphion has announced the availability of MPEG-2 transport stream demultiplexing and multi-stream decoders for next-generation digital video ASICs and SoCs.
2004-12-08 Altera unveils unified design flow
Altera's new design software is claimed to be the industry's first and only tool to offer a unified design flow for the development of FPGAs, CPLDs and structured ASICs.
2008-05-22 Altera rolls Quartus II Software Version 8.0
Altera has announced its Quartus II software version 8.0, supporting the company's 40nm Stratix IV FPGAs and HardCopy ASICs.
2004-10-07 Advanced process technology gains momentum in China, Taiwan
Global Sources and Gartner announced the results of their annual joint study, which indicates growing use of finer process technologies in the design of standard ICs and ASICs in mainland China and Taiwan.
2002-01-15 Actel drives up density of Flash-based FPGAs
Actel Corp. has unveiled a new family of Flash-based FPGAs that the company says will give chip designers more reason to switch from ASICs to programmable logic.
2003-02-03 A new ASIC technology for mid-volume quantities
NEC is giving customers the option of using ISSP, claiming to be the ideal solution for customers wanting high-performance ASICs, but only in small to mid-sized volumes.
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