SureCore in Sheffield, UK, has launched a Low Power Design Service that offers its concept-to-tape-out low power mixed-signal design expertise to ASIC developers.
The low power design service covers bulk nodes from 55nm to leading-edge advanced nodes for mixed signal designs, including design and layout capabilities, technology porting across bulk silicon, FDSOI and FinFET nodes. It also includes low voltage verification and characterization.
"One of the trends driving the re-birth of ASICs is that off-the-shelf devices do not deliver system-level differentiated functionality. We're seeing this to be particularly true for low-power ASIC design, particularly those that involve mixed-signal functionality," said Paul Wells, sureCore CEO. "We've solved these challenges in the past and are now offering the same design capability that delivered market-leading, custom, low-power SRAM solutions in advanced FinFET processes. Many of these successes targeted demanding networking and imaging application," he explained.
The design service covers a wide range of the most commonly used circuit blocks including ADCs, DACs, Amplifiers, Regulators, LDOs, Phase-Lock Loops, Crystal and RC Oscillators, Bandgaps, Comparators, Programmable Current Mirrors, POR and Brown-Out.