Update: Cadence Completes Acquisition of Cosmic Circuits (May 23, 2013)
DuoSense® pen and multi-touch solution now using ASIC platform from Cosmic Circuits
Bangalore, India and Campbell, California, 4th January, 2011: Cosmic Circuits, a leading provider of Analog and Mixed Signal ASICs today announced that N-trig providers of DuoSense® a pen and projected capacitive multi-touch solution enabled over a single digitizer has now implemented into mass production a custom ASIC having high performance analog circuits.
Cosmic Circuits has a broad IP portfolio that forms the foundation for the ASIC platform. Typically ASIC design begins with a high level requirement from the customer followed by development of detailed specification which Cosmic develops along with the customer. Cosmic Circuits has strong partnerships with foundry, test development and packaging and assembly vendors to ensure the delivery of a complete turnkey solution to the customer with definite lead times and fixed costs.
The custom ASIC drew on Cosmic’s expertise in various analog domains, it helped realize a chip with various modules such as preamplifiers for sensor interface followed by Analog to Digital converter, several low power Charge Pump modules to power different sections of the chip, and a 20v charge pump . The ASIC which works of a single 1.5V battery can operate over a 0.9V to 1.5V range. Commenting on this partnership Yaki Luzon, VP and General Manager N-trig APAC said that “We required an analog IC partner who could effectively complement our innovations in systems and digital media. We chose Cosmic as they have a broad level of understanding and expertise in analog technology, and a particular focus on realizing differentiated analog designs. N-trig and Cosmic have an ongoing collaborative cooperation, and we are confident that the relationship will grow, having seen how Cosmic delivers on their commitments in realizing innovative and novel custom silicon solutions.”
The Director of Analog ASIC of Cosmic Circuits Sumeet Mathur commented that “The low power and high voltage aspects were the biggest challenges in ensuring timely completion of IC qualification. Making the right choices at architecture level and then keeping a very tight control on the test and qualification steps enabled us in achieving production readiness in a relatively short time from first samples.”
About Cosmic Circuits:
Cosmic Circuits is a leading provider of differentiated Analog and Mixed-Signal silicon IP cores. Cosmic offers a strong portfolio of 250+ cores in nanometer process nodes of leading foundries. By leveraging its silicon-proven cores spanning data-converters, wireless analog, audio, MIPI, power-management, Clocking, LVDS and Auxiliary functions, Cosmic provides single-stop access to customized IP solutions, bringing certainty in time-to-market with mixed-signal SOCs. A large team of expert designers continually keep pace with technology nodes, standards and applications, bringing certainty to customer product continuity and differentiation. Adherence to Design-For-Manufacturing, Design-For-Test, a customer-centric approach to support that includes silicon-validation of Cosmic IP in customer SOC, backed by the experience of successfully catering to 50+ world-wide customers, brings certainty to volume production.