FROM CONCEPT TO PRODUCTION
EXACTLY THE ASIC YOU NEED IN YOUR POWER APPLICATION
Power-conversion IC design demands good system understanding as well as innovative design in order to achieve the improvements in performance and cost in each next generation of applications. Our skilled design team has a proven track record facing this challenge and supporting customers in a wide range of integrated power applications. Some developments require saving every uA or even nA power consumption in each circuit block in order to extend battery life. In others the challenge is to cope with several Amps of internal current in a driver or in a switch in order to minimize external component count or increase efficiency.
Our developments range from linear regulators and LDO contributions in a SoC, to complete mixed-signal power-controller IC's with high complexity and a large set of analog blocks. We have experience with a broad set of power-converter applications, many converter topologies, suitable processes (including high-voltage CMOS and SOI), and circuit blocks used. With our SystematIC design approach we can positively impact performance and time-to-market of your integrated power IC development.
- Linear and LDO regulators
- SMPS control, including buck, boost, fly-back, resonant converters.
- Low-power control (e.g. burst mode)
- Integrated charge pumps (doublers, inverters, etc.)
- Protection for Over-voltage, Over-current, Over-temperature
- Class-D Amplifier, Linear Power Amplifier for headset
- Low-voltage step-up converter for LEDs
- MPPT solar converter,
- Battery current and charge monitoring
- Switch drivers, Sensor-less motor driver, Hearing protection actuator
EXPLORE OUR CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
For over 20 years we've been working as the ASIC development partner on hundreds of projects. Market and technology leaders, large semiconductor companies, fabless IC companies, as well as small and medium enterprises with disruptive innovations, we have supported all and learned a great deal from them. Our team of professionals provides you with a full range of ASIC design, product developments and consultancy services. ASICs that we build help the world's leading brands transform their businesses, speed up product developments and increase their revenues.
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.
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.
We deliver the analog and mixed-signal circuit designs that are needed to complete the development of an IC or discrete product and provide competitive specifications and/or unique functionalities. We also provide turn-key solution for customers needing us to go from conceptual idea to IC product definition, then development, production steps and all the way to delivery of tested products.
CUSTOM IC DESIGN
SystematIC, as its name aptly suggests, draws its strength from a thorough systematic development methodology and a profound knowledgebase which it applies to practical implementation of every analog and mixed signal ASIC it develops. Thanks to the ‘SystematIC’ methodologies fully functional on-spec silicon is attainable with minimum number of design iterations, achieving significantly reduced overall development time.
ASIC TURNKEY SOLUTIONS
In addition to the circuit and product development and validation of that on silicon, SystematIC provides full supply chain management of customer specific IC products. Production operations are subcontracted to reliable partners, while SystematIC holds the unique responsibility of the entire supply chain, from order to delivery on time at the customers’ preferred manufacturing site.
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