Custom ASIC Design
SystematIC , as its name suggests, draws its strength from a 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, a fully functional, on-spec first silicon is attainable with minimum number of design iterations and significantly reduced overall development cost and time-to-market.
ASIC Turnkey solutions
In addition to the development and validation of prototypes on silicon, Systematic provides full supply chain management of customer specific IC products. Although operations are subcontracted, Systematic holds the unique responsibility of the entire supply chain - from order to delivery on time at customers’ preferred manufacturing site. This turnkey approach has optimized cost of mass-production solutions for several customers.
SYSTEMATIC WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A FAST, HONEST AND OPTIMAL IC SOLUTION
Innovation is a catalyst for your growth and efficiency. We help enterprises move faster and startups build smarter. Accelerate your product releases and reduce your time-to-market by 40% by relying on our engineers to develop optimal solutions for your business.
Proof that it is the optimal solution
We have a world-class track record in high voltage, power and sensor technology and advanced signal processing.
First time functional
Understanding model accuracy, process component mismatch and parameter variations helps to make robust circuit designs. The time and attention that we invest in the first design is in most cases rewarded with fully functional first silicon.
Time to market is an extremely important aspect in many electronic developments. The best strategy is getting the most out of the first silicon. The risk in a second run, if needed, should be minimal. Therefore it is important to acknowledge and address potential risks and uncertainties in a first IC/product design as early as possible.
NO CHALLENGE IS BIG ENOUGH FOR US
At SystematIC we are fascinated about IC design. We are people that want to know how things work and when we actually do we love the challenge of building new things with it. And this is not based on just a lucky guess; we work in a structured way to get to optimal results.
You can proof that what you do is very good or even ultimate (within the limitations of physics and mathematics). It's all about capturing what you need and use the tools that are available to actually make it. Understanding the possibilities and challenges of integrated circuit design as well as the customer requirements are key to a successful project. That is why we are fast. In an early stage we capture the key questions and solve these on high level.
That way we know our solutions will work even before we start detailed design and we can provide our customers with the best value in both quality of design and in design time.
EXPLORE OUR CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
For over 20 years, we've been working as a IC innovation partner to big enterprises and technology challengers. Our team of professionals provides you with a full range of IC development and consultancy services. ASIC's that we build help the world's leading brands transform their businesses, increase their revenues and save up to 40% of the time and operating costs.
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.
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.
3 weeks: discrete prototype demonstration, 3 weeks: IC definition, process selection
Our customer produces a range of AC LED modules for lamp manufacturers. The products were originally built with discrete components, a different set for each module type. For performance enhancement and simplification of production steps and supply chain, the customer was looking for a custom ASIC solution. The customer was also expecting improved performance on TRIAC dimmer compatibility and a reduction in product costs. With a programmable high-voltage ASIC and only a few external components (rectifier, fuse and surge) all module types can be made. LED modules with such an ASIC are directly driven from the AC mains voltage, are low-cost and are very compact and reliable. An electronic solution was created that made the customer AC LED lamp compatible with TRIAC dimmers. A discrete prototype was built and demonstrated to the customer just a few weeks after the first contact. The discrete electronics where chosen such that they could be implemented in a HV IC process.
18 weeks: 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.
3 months: custom ASIC tapeout
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.
OUR LOYAL CLIENTS
We are very proud. 85% of the organisations we work for have given us multiple projects on a regular basis. You get solid, honest IC solutions that meet your requirements and business objectives.
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