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ASIC Technical Articles

SoC and SiPs are at the heart of intelligent sensing

Industry is improving productivity by using intelligent sensors. Where sensors were once simple analogue components with basic output, the best contemporary solutions feature mixed signal ASICs with front end signal processing, calibration for varying environmental conditions and robust bidirectional communication interfaces that embody intelligence in the sensor […]

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ASIC, SoC and SiP at the Heart of Intelligent Sensors

SWINDON Silicon Systems is a global leader in the design, test and supply of complex custom mixed signal ASIC, System on Chip (SoC) and System in Package (SiP) silicon solutions. We provide a full turnkey (FtK) service offering that ensures the correct solution for your application combining […]

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Instrumentation

Requirements: A portable product a solution capable of high speed A2D conversions with high bandwidth, good (dc) accuracy, low power, and low costs. SWINDON Silicon Systems was the preferred partner of choice due to its many years of experience of designing and supplying innovative ASIC solutions along […]

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TPMS Automotive Sensing Technology

Requirements: A fully automotive compliant ASIC supplier who had specialist low power and RF design skills. The selected partner had to not only meet the design challenges, but have the capability to provide a full turnkey approach for test and delivery of the final packaged parts. Approach: […]

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Truck ABS

Requirements: A fully automotive compliant ASIC supplier who had specialist low power and mixed signal design skills. The selected partner had to not only meet the design challenges, but have the capability to provide a competitive full turnkey approach for test and delivery of the final packaged […]

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A SoC designer’s perspective to functional safety

Digital design manager Neil Howard of SWINDON Silicon Systems discusses the functional safety perspective of a System on Chip design ‘Functional Safety’ is becoming increasingly important in industrial and automotive applications as is adherence to the relevant standards (IEC61508 and ISO26262 respectively). Functional Safety is about building […]

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Custom integrated ASIC solutions for low power industrial pressure sensing applications

SWINDON Silicon Systems have taken their design expertise and experience developed in the rugged environment of tyre pressure sensors, and applied it to the industrial pressure sensing market. Utilising our proven ultra-low power capability, SWINDON can integrate the ASIC with a MEMS pressure sensor, pre-calibrated at test […]

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ADCs in ASICs: An overview for system designers

Abstract—An Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) bridges the analog world to the digital world, and is crucial to any modern sensor system. We find that our customers increasingly demand ADCs to be absorbed into their mixed-signal Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), with huge benefits to their systems in terms of cost, power and size. But some expertise is required for the potential gains to be realized, both on the part of the ASIC supplier and on the part of the customer.

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ISO 26262 Functional safety: How safe is safe enough?

Cars are changing. While a few years back, the main challenges in designing a car were in its mechanics, the new challenge is the design and integration of electronic systems. I still remember my first car: The most sophisticated bit of electronics was the after-market CD player […]

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The role of ASICs in hearing aid development

The hearing aid market demands high energy density in a small size as devices become smaller and less obstrusive. Traditionally , primary zinc-air button calls have been used which need replacement on a regular basis. However as Carl Hudson of SWINDON Silicon Systems explains, by using high […]

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