By Edel Griffith, Adesto Technologies
EETimes (May 4, 2020)
Much has been written about the advantages of custom ASICs over recent years. In particular, as the growth in the industrial Internet of things (IIoT) takes hold, more and more OEMs are looking to develop custom ASICs in order to generate a product that is specific and optimized to their exacting requirements. Due to the non-homogenous nature of IIoT requirements, OEMs who choose to use off-the-shelf standard parts may end up disadvantaging themselves by paying excessively for overly specified, non-optimized chips. Put simply, one-size does not fit all in the IIoT!
Custom application-specific ICs (ASICs) can help OEMs significantly cut the cost of overly specified products and streamline bill of materials management. As more and more companies take this route for their designs, here are some key tips to consider when navigating the custom ASIC path.
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