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Demystifying Analog and Mixed Signal ASICs

White Paper Published By: JVD Inc
Published:  Jan 18, 2011
Type:  White Paper
Length:  9 pages

This White Paper clarifies 7 common misconceptions associated with selecting a provider of an Analog centric Application Specific Integrated Circuit. In it the following myths are discussed: Myth #1. It is only economical to integrate Analog functions into an ASIC if the Analog content is minimal. Myth #2. Mixed-Signal ASIC means the same thing as Analog ASIC Myth #3. Only Ultra-high volume applications can benefit from Analog ASICs. Myth #4. Using existing IP from Analog Cell Libraries lowers the chip cost. Myth #5. Cell based ASIC designs ensure product differentiation Myth #6. Handcrafted Analog is too expensive, compared to standard cells. Myth #7. The most cost effective solution is to pack as much as possible into the Mixed-signal ASIC chip.

Tags : 
asic, analog, semiconductor, custom analog design

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