AnSem expands its Digital IC capability
AnSem has responded to increased customer demand for integration of digital circuits including DSPs and Microcontrollers within its ASIC offerings by strengthening its digital design team to 5 people. Typical of this new emphasis on mixed-signal devices is the SHARC fish tracking device being developed for ESA in which AnSem is embedding a Coolflux DSP to handle the complex baseband functions of the device.
Stephen Ellwood, AnSem's VP Engineering has a long history of integrating DSPs an CPUs into ASICs including the world's first dual ARM7TDMI device back in 1998. "These days embedded IP such as the Coolflux and ARM's Cortex series of fully configurable, synthesizable ARM cores means we can offer to our customers tailor made solutions fully optimized to our analog front ends. This makes AnSem a true one stop shop for ultra-low power smart devices" said Stephen Ellwood.