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Communication ASICs

Decades of RF design experience, coupled with proven mixed-signal IP, means assured performance for custom ASIC developments for your wired or wireless communications systems.

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Machine to Machine (M2M) case study

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RF ASIC Validation of satellite transceiver

Benefits

Benefits over discrete design

Differentiated Solutions – RF CMOS integration from VHF to mmWave

Complete "antenna to bits" solution

Complete system line-ups – from baseband to converters to RF FEMs

Optimized Performance – ADCs and DACs from Msps to Gsps

Smallest Size – up to 75% reduction in PCB area

IP Protection – integrate your proprietary IP into silicon making it secure

Improved Reliability – reducing your bill of materials through integration means less components to place and thus improved reliability

Security of Supply – ownership of the design gives better security of supply

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Custom ASICs ensure the seamless integration of analog and digital subsystems within your wired or wireless communications systems. Shrinking communications boards onto a single custom chip and integrating as much as possible onto that chip, you achieve superior noise performance, cut front-end power consumption, and significantly reduce variability in radio performance in volume production.

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Case Studies
Name Date Version
Machine to Machine (M2M) case study (165.69 KB) 02/11/2020 1.1
RF ASIC Validation of satellite transceiver (496.82 KB) 01/10/2015 1.1
Brochures
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ASIC Overview (7.23 MB)
RF Systems on Chip (7.86 MB)
Silicon IP Overview (222.78 KB)
White Papers & Technical Articles
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Data Converters & Custom ASICs for Ubiquitous Broadband Communications (585.84 KB) 03/04/2020 1.1
Local Oscillator feedthrough suppression using on-chip calibration techniques (509.63 KB)
Pipeline vs. Sigma Delta ADC for Communications Applications (307.91 KB) 01/10/2015 1.1
The Evolution of SAR ADCs for High Sampling Rate Applications (354.11 KB) 11/11/2019 1.1

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Enabling your product vision with custom ASICs

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Dual band full-duplex satellite transceiver ASIC

dual band full duplex

Features

Low IF L-band receiver with complex filtering

Zero IF transmit

Integrated VCO synthesizer

Low IF VHF band with digital image rejection correction

External VCO tank to improve block

TSMC 0.18mm CMOS 6LM technology process

Benefits

Lower Power

Smaller size total footprint

Reduced BOM

Improved signal integrity & reliability

Satellite Modem/Handset ASIC

Satellite ModemHandset ASIC

Features

Multiple waveform modulation scheme support

Potential for multiple antenna options

Scan, memory BIST, Analog test bus

400k digital gates

Superior noise isolation strategies employed

TSMC 0.18mm CMOS 6LM technology process

Benefits

Lower Power

Smaller size total footprint

Reduced BOM

Improved signal integrity & reliability

GEO Satellite Modem & AFE ASIC

GEO Satellite Modem & AFE ASIC

Features

Full transceiver design

  • Receiver ADC, Filter, VGA, PLL
  • Transceiver Filter, DAC, LO PLL

Full duplex Geo Mobile Radio (GMR)

Integrated DSP hardware accelerators

TSMC 0.18mm CMOS technology process

Benefits

Lower Power

Smaller size total footprint

Reduced BOM

Improved signal integrity & reliability

GEO Satellite Digital Baseband ASIC

geo satellite digital baseband

Features

Integrating digital & interfacing to single RF ASIC

ARM Cortex-R4F

Multi-channel DMA controller

8MB of on chip SRAM & OTP

Interrupt controller (100 interrupt sources)

Oscillator & Clock generation

TSMC 40nm LP CMOS technology process

Benefits

Lower Power

Smaller size total footprint

Reduced BOM

Improved signal integrity & reliability

1st Generation Satellite Modem Chipset

1st generation satellite

Features

2 separate chips

  • Digital baseband chip
  • Radio Frequency Amplifier

Benefits

Lower Power

Smaller size total footprint

Reduced BOM

Improved signal integrity & reliability

Fixed Wireless Access ASIC

fixed wireless access asic

Features

Analog Baseband system on chip

  • Link between baseband & RF IC elements

Provides multi-channel broadband digitization

Filtering prior to baseband

  • High speed ADC/DAC + JESD204 interface

Included integration of customer IP

Low power, smaller footprint solution

CMOS technology process

Benefits

Lower Power

Smaller size total footprint

Reduced BOM

Improved performance

Digital Beamforming ASIC

digital beamforming asic

Features

Enabling next generation communications

Single chip solution

RF + Digital Beamforming

No power penalty

500MHz Instantaneous Bandwidth

CMOS technology process

Benefits

Lower Power

Smaller size

Reduced BOM

Improved performance

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Features

Broadband data communication link according to Software Defined Radio (SDR)

Direct sampling approach

Power transmission meets Wireless Power

Consortium (WPC1) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA) standards

Dual mode operation supported

Benefits

Simultaneous energy and data transmission

Inductive transmission channel (no electrical contacts required)

Galvanic isolated power and data transceivers

 

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