ASICS

EM Microelectronic combines under one roof all of the talents and all of the resources for every phase of the development of an customized IC and its subsequent industrialization. The long-standing design experience, extensive libraries and state-of-the-art technologies are made available for expedient developments of cost effective, full custom mixed-mode arrays or ASIC solutions.

ASICs appear the best choice for applications with forecasted quantities of over 1 million ICs. EM Microelectronic offers complete design and industrialisation services, together with state-of-the-art analog CMOS technologies and non-volatile EEPROM.
EM Microelectronic services include the industrialisation of third party designs or alternatively the possibility to benefit from its walk-in design facility, offering optimal design tool flow. Further services include high description circuit definition down to mask pattern generation. Several technology options are available to meet low voltage, low power ASIC design targets:
 

  • Double-poly capacitor structures
  • High resistive poly structures
  • Non-volatile memory (EEPROM & FLASH)
  • Analog and mixed-signal ASICs
  • High gate count, high-speed digital ASICs
  • Low-power, low-voltage, mixed-signal ASICs
  • System-level electronic design and analysis
  • Embedded firmware and software development
  • Architecture from system view
  • 110nm, 180nm, 0.5µm, 1µm and 2µm CMOS medium voltage and low voltage processes, n-well and p-well type and access to external foundries.

IP Building Blocks

  • Amplifiers
  • OpAmps (varieties: very high speed, hi accuracy, low-power, high drive, specially compensated, uncompensated)
  • Transimpedance Amplifiers (wideband, low-noise, DC accurate)
  • Sensor Preamplifiers, Charge Amplifiers
  • Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
  • Filter Circuits
  • Gm-C, Switched-Cap, Active Op-Amp, Passive, wideband, LF hi-pass
  • Time Processing Circuits
  • Oscillators (Crystal, RC, Voltage-Controlled, Current-controlled),
  • Real Time Clocks
  • Phase Locked Loops, Delay Locked Loops,
  • Phase Detectors (Charge Pumped, Integrating)
  • Level Monitoring Circuits
  • Comparators, Voltage Monitors, Power-On Resets,
  • Battery Level Detection, Current Measuring
  • Reference Circuits
  • Bandgap Refs, Current Refs, Switched Refs
  • ADC and DACs
  • Flash, SAR, Pipeline, Sigma-Delta
  • Low Noise Wideband Signal Processing
  • Auto-Normalization (difference divided by sum), Servo Signal Processing,
  • Servo Control Circuits, Differential Time/Phase Detection
  • Power Supply Circuitry
  • Boost - circuitry, Buck - circuitry, Buck/Boost (controllers and on-chip drivers)
  • Voltage Multipliers (Doublers, Triplers, ChargePumps, HiV Generation)
  • Voltage inverters
  • H-Bridge controllers and drivers
  • EL Panel drivers
  • LCD drivers: Multiplexed, non-multiplexed
  • Interface Circuitry
  • Serial Interfaces (I2C, SPI, ISO 7816)
  • Parallel interfaces (PCI, SCSI, general)
  • Microprocessors
  • 8051 industry standard
  • 4-bit low-power custom
  • General Memory (RAM (custom configurations), ROM)
  • Non-volatile Memory
  • EEPROM (custom configurations; also available in low-voltage applications)
  • Flash (variety of configurations)