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It's not the size, industry or location that are common characteristics for our customers. What they do have in common though, is a need for bespoke IC solutions and a reliable way of its development. We help bring to life valuable products, no matter if the companies are small or big enterprises. Our clients are based in Europe, United States and Asia. The companies in our portfolio represent a vast spectrum of industries: industrial, automotive, consumer, health-care and space.
Among our customers are Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) as well as multinational Semiconductor Manufacturers. Whether you are from a large or a small company, in SystematIC you will find your partner for the development of analog and mixed-signal integrated electronics. We respect all our customers, understand the differences in customer requirements and market approach, and are committed to finding the optimal solution for every customer.
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For over 20 years we've been working as a IC innovation partner to small and big enterprises and technology changers. Our team of professionals provides them with a full range of consultancy, design and development services for Application Specific Integrated Circuits. ASIC's that we build help the world's leading brands transform their businesses, enhance their portfolio's, improve time-to-market and increase their revenues.
8 weeks: design start to prototype silicon
Our customers is the Isolation Products Division of a semiconductor leader, who has a strong portfolio based on optical isolation techniques. Application of this fully integrated single chip magnetic sensor opened a new line of magnetic isolation products. Based on our reference high speed magnetic design in 2 months’ time a 180nm CMOS prototype was shipped.
3 months: custom ASIC tapout
SystematIC has designed a family of products which combines Ambient Light Sensor (ALS) and Infra-red Proximity Detection Sensor (PS) in a single SoC. The ambient light sensor matches the response of the human eye. The infra red proximity sensor measures the distance to an object. Our client is a leading global organization providing components to mobile phone manufacturing companies.
12 weeks: prototype to factory
We were handed the responsibility of a current sensor IC that monitors charge and discharge currents of a battery in a mobile phone and will remain insensitive to the variations of the supply voltage. We took charge of the entire design trajectory along with evaluation and redesign that was needed to make the final product a notch better than competition.
4 weeks: architecture proposal
In this project we developed an analog front-end architecture for a given capacitive MEMS pressure sensor. The front end must accurately measure the pressure in a tire and be robust against leakage, parasitics and noise. The SystematIC methodology was applied. First off, the sensor was electronically modelled to determine an optimal excitation and read out architecture. Next, during the detailed design phase the front-end was designed and layouted for a modern automotive IC application, including safety and test features.
20 weeks: prototype IC
The customer has a leading international position in industrial X-ray crystallography systems. In one of these products a multi-channel HV passive X-ray sensor is applied for material analysis and an accurate matched channel readout and signal processing ASIC is required. SystematIC proposed an architecture of ultra-low noise front ends that are noise optimized to the sensor element and applied in a matched channel configuration. The digital electronics where designed as special CMOS CML logic to obtain low crosstalk.
4 weeks: architecture proposal
The customer produced a range of AC LED lamps, built with discrete electronics, with limited set of external components. The lamps were directly driven from the AC Mains resulting in a compact and potentially low-cost construction. The customer was looking for a custom ASIC solution for further performance enhancement, simplification of the supply chain and cost reduction. A discrete prototype was build and demonstrated to the customer just after two weeks of first contact. The successful demonstration was followed by the development of ASIC and industrialization of the same.
4 weeks: architecture and IC design proposal
Our customer, a fabless semiconductor company, started a new product line of drivers and controllers for power converter applications in industrial applications. SystematIC took care of the design of a complex power controller IC targeting application in Point-of-Load Power Modules, used in Ethernet Routers and Switches and other Industrial Applications. The customer’s approach was to offer a very versatile IC to the market that also realized excellent performance parameters (efficiency, ripple, etc). The customer discovered a strong market interest and had marketing & sales and application support in place but lacked the IC design resources for a quick product development. Within a year SystematIC developed all accurate analog functions in a new IC process and delivered the verified mixed-signal chip design and layout.
18 months: from IC definition to final test support
Applications supporting plug-and-play connections require (accurate) over-current protections, preferably implemented in a low-cost solid-state IC. For a division of a large semiconductor company the accurate current control was a design challenge that was tackled by involving SystematIC in the design. The area, cost-of-silicon and on-resistance of the integrated power switch are relevant parameters for the technology choice, but in any case dictate preference for an NMOS power switch. Using an NMOS switch however complicates the design of driver and sensing circuits. SystematIC did the challenging full-chip circuit design, including current sensing circuits using low-offset chopped amplifiers, adjustable over-current current control, over-temperature protection, and push-pull chargepumps to drive the NMOS.
4 weeks: discrete prototype demo
Our customer DEC develops and produces Dynamic Sound technology products which can typically be used as stand-alone hearing protection or embedded in headphone systems, hearing aids and hearables. The IC we designed for DEC was an example of an integration project for SME and it covers most aspects of a SystematIC turnkey solution. Our contribution extends from system study to implementation, manufacturability and testability for ears, from zeroing in the IC process to IC design and layout and the production preparation.
several years of R&D in multiple generations of power units
State-of-the-art electric propulsion (EP) systems used in satellites exhibit impressive performance, but the used technologies cannot be scaled down in size and power whilst retaining system performance. So there are no conventional technologies for propulsion for the upcoming micro- and nano-satellite market. SystematIC partners in the European HiperLoc-EP project which aims to use a novel approach to develop an Electrospray Colloid Electric Propulsion System (ECEPS) suitable for small (cubesat) form factors. SystematIC develops the miniaturized Power Processing Unit for such a small form-factor electric propulsion system, achieving all required performance parameters, including a good power conversion efficiency and accuracy of the ultra high-voltage control.