ASIC North enters analog IP market with analog-to-digital converters

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont, 3 Oct. 2009. ASIC North Inc., a VLSI design service company, has entered the analog intellectual property (IP) market. In a move to enhance its analog/mixed-signal (A/MS) design services, ASIC North offers IP for high-performance, low-power analog-to-digital converters (ADC). The hardened analog cores target the 180nm high-voltage technology being co-developed by IBM Microelectronics and austriamicrosystems.

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont, 3 Oct. 2009. ASIC North Inc., a VLSI design service company, has entered the analog intellectual property (IP) market. In a move to enhance its analog/mixed-signal (A/MS) design services, ASIC North offers IP for high-performance, low-power analog-to-digital converters (ADC). The hardened analog cores target the 180nm high-voltage technology being co-developed by IBM Microelectronics and austriamicrosystems.

ASIC North's ADC cores support the next-generation A/MS design implementations in the high-voltage, 180nm silicon technology.

The AN12512P is a 12-bit, 125Ms/s pipeline data converter with the ability to scale power consumption by reducing precision or sampling frequency.

The AN210S is a 10-bit 2MS/s SAR architecture data converter. The AN210S is well suited for a number of general purpose applications in a mixed-signal system.

"As the analog/mixed signal market continues to grow at the 180nm technology node, we felt it was important to enable next generation mixed-signal designs with the IP necessary," says ASIC North president, Michael Slattery. "Applications based upon high-voltage technologies are just beginning to proliferate in the market. Data converters are important IP components of these new systems. The analog cores announced today represent the beginnings of a new IP ecosystem.

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