The combination of High Performance Flexibility and Timely Deliverables made SiliconGate a Valuable Partner
Porto, Portugal / Thalwil, Switzerland, July 18, 2012– SILICONGATE LDA, a specialized supplier of Power Management IP for ASIC/SoC, today announced that u-blox, the global leader in positioning and wireless technology for the machine-to-machine (M2M), automotive and consumer markets, has used SiliconGate’ High Performance Power Management IP in its newest generation core positioning technology platform u-blox 7. A key figure of UBX-G7020 is the high efficiency, requiring only 7 mW in continuous navigation.
“Our GNSS satellite receivers are often used in portable battery operated devices where low power consumption is a crucial requirement for our customers. Integrating SiliconGate’s power management IP into our latest u-blox 7 positioning platform gives our products a strategic advantage and enables us to bring a whole new generation of attractive chip and module products on the market”, said Eric De Mey, VP of IC development at u-blox.
UBX-G7020 includes SiliconGate IP from the Ultra Low Power and from the Ultra Fast High Efficiency families.
"It is our mission to power our partner’s success”, said Floriberto Lima, CEO of SiliconGate. "We strive to add value to our customers’ products. One of our main achievements has been to make our DC/DC converters SoC and RF friendly. This means: low noise, compact, efficient at low loads and using small inductors so that they can be used where they make a difference. Seeing such differentiated products like the UBX-G7020 makes every effort worth”.
SiliconGate offers the highest performance power management IP for SoC.
SILICONGATE LDA, a specialized supplier of Power Management IP for ASIC/SoC, supplying the global electronics market with intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design. SiliconGate's IP solutions address the key Power Management challenges faced by designers today, such as efficiency, power consumption, total solution area, system verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading IP solutions help give SiliconGate’s customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. SiliconGate is headquartered in Portugal. (http://www.silicongate.com)
u-blox is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of embedded positioning and wireless communication solutions for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, devices, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of GPS modules, chips, and software solutions together with wireless modules and solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative solutions quickly and cost-effectively. Headquartered in Switzerland and with global presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas, u-blox employs over 200 people. Founded in 1997, u-blox is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.