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Analog, RF and Mixed-signal ASIC solutions

Analog, RF and Mixed-signal ASIC solutions

AnSem offers affordable full turnkey Analog, RF and mixed-signal ASICs to system OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), for small and medium production volumes.

AnSem's analog ASICs are used in the following ASIC markets
Healthcare - Communications - Industrial - Aerospace & Defense

What are the ASIC advantages?

  • Smaller PCB footprint
  • Lower power consumption
  • Increased system performance
  • Lower system cost
  • Higher reliability
  • System know-how protection
ASIC Solutions

AnSem's Analog ASIC development and supply flow

AnSem takes control over the complete ASIC development and supply flow, being a true one stop shop for its customers.

ASIC development and supply

 

ASIC definition

AnSem's ASIC solutions are specified in close cooperation with its customers, tailoring the specific ASIC requirements to the customer's detailed system needs and giving the customer full control over the final product specification.

AnSem's partnerships with ASIC foundries, packaging and test suppliers allow it to balance the customer's ASIC requirements with the limitations posed by the technologies used in order to optimize cost, performance and quality for each individual application.

The ASIC definition phase includes:

  • Translation of system needs into ASIC needs in collaboration with the customer
  • Validation of the concept
  • Feasibility and architecture definition of the ASIC
  • Selection of semiconductor process and package
  • Quality, test and manufacturability aspects
  • Planning and risk assessment
  • Development cost and production price
  • Mutually agreed ASIC specification

ASIC development

AnSem's team of ASIC designers and its large analog IP library of proven IC designs, supplemented by the IP libraries of its design partners, form the basis for a fast and predictable ASIC development trajectory, meeting customer's critical time-to-market requirements.

The ASIC development phase includes:

  • Analog and mixed signal IC design and layout
  • Intensive corner simulations and verifications
  • Custom layout of all analog sections
  • HDL coding of all digital sections, synthesis & P&R
  • Top level integration, layout and verification
  • Design documentation, user manual
  • Final ATE production test and qualification plan
  • Design Tape Out procedure

ASIC Prototype manufacturing

AnSem takes full control of prototype manufacturing

The ASIC prototype manufacturing phase includes:

  • Masks preparation
  • Wafer processing
  • Package assembly

ASIC Prototype evaluation

AnSem performs prototype evaluation, often in close cooperation with its customers, at its fully equipped in-house ASIC evaluation laboratory.

The prototype evaluation phase includes:

  • Development of a detailed evaluation plan
  • Design and manufacturing of dedicated test hardware and software
  • Prototype evaluation and characterization over voltage and temeprature ranges

ASIC Industrialization

AnSem takes responsibility for the industrialization process, whereby the prototype design is made ready for large volume manufacturing, optimizing the design for test (DfT) and manufacturability (DfM), executing the different qualification tests and developing the industrial wafer and final test programs on the selected ATE machine.

The industrialization phase includes:

  • Product qualification
  • Reliability stress tests
  • ATE program development & optimization
  • Manufacturability assessment
  • Yield optimization
  • Transfer to volume production

Supply chain management

AnSem provides full supply chain management, from taking in orders from customers, over managing manufacturing subcontractors and continuous monitoring of product quality, to management of inventory and transportation of final goods to customer's global warehouses.

The supply chain management phase includes:

  • Customer order management
  • Management of manufacturing subcontractors (Foundry, Packaging & test)
  • Test cost optimization
  • Quality management: production monitoring, customer returns and failure analysis
  • Yield management: cost optimization
  • Management of obsolescence, security of supply, longevity of supply, ...