Update: Cadence Completes Acquisition of Cosmic Circuits (May 23, 2013)
Bangalore, INDIA and Campbell, California, 3rd Aug 2011:- Cosmic Circuits, a leading provider of Analog & Mixed Signal IP cores and ASICs, today released a short video showcasing their silicon validation lab capabilities and infrastructure. The video can be accessedat the following link http://www.design-reuse.com/video/view/22/cosmic-circuits-lab-video.html.
Cosmic Circuits believes that a well-equipped and efficient lab is essential for the success of a semiconductor company focused on analog and mixed signal solutions. Cosmic Circuits offers a broad portfolio of analog and mixed-signal solutions spanning the areas of Data-Converters, Analog-Front-End platforms, Power-Management, Clocking and High-speed Connectivity and has made significant investments that enable quick and thorough characterization of all its designs.
The infrastructure includes a13GHz bandwidth real-time oscilloscope, a 3.35Gb/s bit error rate tester, ultra-low noise signal generators, high-bandwidth spectrum analyzers, industry standard audio analyzers, high-accuracy temperature forcing machines and 8.5-digit accurate DC meters.
As part of silicon validation, the designs go through exhaustive characterization on 30 devices. This is achieved by very high level of automation on the bench setups. Cosmic Circuits has developed the necessary automation software and the hardware to enable this.
Amit Premy, Director of Operations at Cosmic Circuits, commented that “Exhaustive validation and characterization is essential to achieve high quality silicon. For analog and mixed signal IPs and ASICs, silicon validation becomes even more complex, time taking and challenging. At Cosmic Circuits, we have tried to build a world class lab which enables us to release our quality solutions to market, on-time”
Yaki Luzon VP GM APAC of N-trig commented that “We develop products for consumer electronics where market window is very short. We are glad to see the investment of Cosmic in its silicon validation lab as we are able to correlate our system level work to component level in Cosmic Circuits Lab. This investment from Cosmic gives us the confidence that cosmic is committed to provide high quality solutions and also a fast turnaround time when an issue is faced”
Cheong Ban Chuan, Analog & Mixed Signal IP Manager of Global Foundries commented that “Our customers require high quality and precise characterization of IP targeted for our processes. This requires a high level of investment from our IP partners in lab infrastructure to thoroughly characterize the IP and provide a full characterization report to our customers. We are pleased to see the investment of Cosmic Circuits towards its silicon validation lab and application board capabilities”
About Cosmic Circuits
Cosmic Circuits is a leading provider of differentiated Analog, Mixed-Signal silicon IP cores and Analog ASICs. Cosmic offers a strong portfolio of 300+ 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 for mixed-signal SOCs and custom Analog ASIC solutions and brings certainty in time-to-market. A typical engagement with customer starts with a top level requirement document from customer based on which Cosmic Engineers define all the needed Analog IP and ASICs which will leads to an optimally partitioned analog sub-system. Cosmic Circuits has shipped many million units of ICs in production which are used in end equipment of leading brands. 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 solutions, backed by the experience of successfully catering to 50+ world-wide customers, brings certainty to volume production.