Industrial and Automotive ASICs

Industrial and Automotive ASICs


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Complex Application Specific ICs (ASICs) Optimized for Price and Performance

Complex specific systems in industrial and automation technology, automotive electronics or modern consumer goods often require tailor-made semiconductor solutions. The additional implementation of modern processor cores and the use of varying memory blocks, sensors and I/O generate entire systems-on-chip, so-called SOCs. We give our customers a decisive competitive advantage by providing bespoke, high quality, high-performance ASIC design without compromising on cost and time-to-market. Our proven design, development, and operations flow has successfully delivered time and again high volume ASICs to the most demanding customers into the world.

Our ASIC products operate in the most demanding markets requiring the highest quality standards. Dialog has been developing and supplying ASICs for the automotive industry for over two decades. Design and production are IATF 16949 certified and can be adapted to the requirements of the ISO 26262 standard for functional safety on customer request. Our customer’s success is guaranteed by providing the highest quality and reliability standards combined with a consistent zero-defect strategy.

We work closely with our customers from concept through to supply to ensure we deliver on time, every time. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Examples of Mixed-Signal ASIC Products

Advanced Industrial Bus Controller

  • 3 x 250 MBit/s PHY with extended common mode range
  • Integrated openMSP430 CPU subsystem with 64 kB Flash and 64 kB RAM 
  • Combined LDO/buck converter for 1.2V core voltage 
  • IO ADCs (3x10bit) and IO DACs (16 x 2 MS/s, 2x100 kS/s) 
  • PLL with and without spread spectrum 
  • External micro controller interface 
  • LED matrix outputs
  • Package BGA-100, pitch 0.8 mm, 9x9 mm 
  • PHY with low and constant latency
  • Flexible IO configuration for digital interfaces or analog sensors
  • 3 PHY instances allow various network topologies
  • PHYs contain clock and time stamping unit
  • Decentral IO modules
  • Industry 4.0
  • Machine to Machine communication
  • Fieldbus for realtime communication

Charge Battery Controller for NiMH Batteries

  • MOSFET driver with fully integrated charge pump for external N-channel MOSFET 
  • Supply voltage monitoring (POFF-RESET & START-UP voltage) 
  • Integrated reference voltage source 
  • Integrated oscillator & timer 
  • 32 Bit OTP module for trim & operation mode setup 
  • Charge control logic
  • Low current consumption
  • One-chip solution
  • Less external components needed
  • Electrical tooth brushes, shavers, hair trimmer 
  • Similar household applications


Differential Current Measurement (Electrical Safety)

This ASIC is designed for differential current instruments used for residual and fault current monitoring in power supply systems for EV (electric vehicle) charging applications. The ASIC outputs both digital as well as analog signals, and transformers are used to provide the currents.

  • 0,35 µm HVCMOS process
  • Supply voltage monitoring (POR)
  • 10-Bit DAC
  • SPI interface
  • Supply of the transformers
  • Can be used for EV charging cables
  • Measurement rate up to 5 k samples/sec
  • On-chip clock generation of 12 MHz with fast start-up for external µC
  • External 32 kHz quartz as timing reference
  • 12 Bit resolution
  • Error monitoring
  • Integrated function test
  • Programmable gain & offset
  • Included DC/DC converter
AC and DC residual current monitoring in
  • Industrial automation
  • High tech charger
  • Assembly lines

DSRC Baseband ASIC for Toll Collection

  • Compliant with DSRC-standard
  • Support for 1.5MHz and 2MHz subcarrier
  • Operation in Half-Duplex-mode
  • Automatic wake-up on DSRC-preamble
  • Few external components
  • High-speed SPI-interface to external controller
  • Power-management for external controller (on-chip- LDO)
  • On-chip clock-generation with fast startup
  • 32kHz-xtal-osc as timing-reference
  • Ultra-low-power standby-mode
  • DES algorithm in hardware
  • On chip battery backed 8kB-SRAM accessible via SPI
  • On board unit for electronic toll collection

FPGA ASIC Conversion

  • Single-chip solution with integrated CPU and NVM (for example flash or EEPROM)
  • Power reduction (3-4x)
  • High quality due to customized test
  • Low-cost drop-in replacement
  • Enhanced performance
  • Long-term availability
  • Cost reduction
  • Size reduction
  • Best fitting technical solution
  • Replacement of all FPGA-applications with high series production volumes running under a stable technical specification for long product lifetime.

LCD Matrix Driver

  • 0.8 µm HV-CMOS process
  • Selectable static or muxed LCD driver
  • Programmable mux mode (2x38, 4x36 oder 8x32 pixels)
  • Drives up to 40 segments in static mode
  • Dual RAM for display storage addressable as 8 x 40 words
  • LCD blanking by BLANK bit and STR signal
  • All segments on by SET bit
  • On chip LCD bias voltage generation
  • CSP with gold bumps
  • Chip scale package
  • Chip on glass mountable
  • LCD matrix displays

Optical Sensor ASIC for Distance Measurement

  • Integrated photo diode line array with TIA pre-amps
  • High speed/accuracy laser diode driver
  • High speed 8 Bit-ADC
  • Digital signal processing for distance measurement
  • Optical clear chip scale package (TSV)
  • High sensitivity
  • Anti-reflective coating
  • High ambient light suppression
  • Smallest package, CSP with TSV technology
  • Anti reflecting coating
  • Industrial optical distance sensor

Position Sensor ASIC

  • Inductive position sensor ASIC
  • 36V IO-Link compliant switching unit for resistive and inductive loads
  • Integrated 16-bit microcontroller running fully featured IO-Link device stack
  • Temperature compensation of detection point
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Short circuit protected
  • Measurement principle selectable (ping mode or oscillator mode)
  • Complete System on Chip
  • Embedded µC
  • Royalty free solution
  • Embedded IO-Link interface
  • Industrial position sensor application

Water in Diesel Sensor

  • AC resistor measurement
  • Over- and undervoltage detection
  • Push-Pull output driver
  • Short circuit protection of the external load
  • Integrated oscillator & timer for output activation
  • Selectable selftest
  • External output enable
  • Reverse voltage supply protection
  • Integrated bandgap reference voltage source
  • PON RESET circuit
  • Qualified according to AEC-Q100 (Grade 1, -40°C to +125°C)


  • Single chip solution
  • Low price for cost sensitive products
  • Only a few external components needed


  • Automotive (diesel filters)
  • Water/diesel sensor for diesel filters
  • Level indicator in water (liquid) tanks

Broadband Data Communication for WPC and PMA Power Transfer Links

Power transmission according to Wireless Power Consortium (WPC1) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA) standards, dual mode operation supported. Broadband data communication link according to a software defined radio, direct sampling approach.

  • Simultaneous energy and data transmission
  • Inductive transmission channel (no electrical contacts required)
  • Galvanic isolated power and data transceivers


  • Mobile devices
  • Cordless household appliances
  • Power tools
  • Car connectivity
  • Wearables
  • Medical implant charging/data extraction

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