Covers DAC, ADC and thermal sensor macros
Hsinchu, Taiwan, Mar. 19 2013- Global Unichip Corp. (GUC), the Flexible ASIC Leader, today announced a new family of silicon proven digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and analog-to-digital converters (ADC) IP targeting TSMC's 28nmHPM process technology.
The new family includes a SAR(Successive Approximation Register) ADC , R2R (R-2R resistor ladder network) DAC and a Current DAC macros, plus a new thermal sensor macro.
The SAR ADC and R2R DAC are general purpose macros while the current DAC targets applications found in video system devices. The new thermal sensor IP is ideal for monitoring hardware systems, such as CPU arrays. The new IP lend themselves to more efficient and effective SoC implementation thanks to their silicon correlation data that reduce the cycle time and shortens time to market.
Because the new IP family is tuned specifically to the TSMC 28nm HPM processes, they provide integrated circuit design covering MOS, capacitor and BJT (Bipolar Junction Transistor) components. When designs require IP customization, the new macros shorten the design learning curve, helping meet aggressive performance and time-to-market requirements.
GUC has also announced a 60-day turn-around of ADC/DAC and thermal sensor design kits based on standard proven IP designs, with a six months design kit lead time, including front and back end data bases, in less than six months.
"The proliferation of devices built on 28nm process technology is astonishing, particularly given the engineering and design challenges. GUC is continuously reducing the design risk and increasing the attractiveness of this advanced technology node by providing IP that meets the quality and time-to-market demands of the most semiconductor innovators," said Jim Lai, President of GUC.
GLOBAL UNICHIP CORP. (GUC), is the Flexible ASIC Leader who provides the semiconductor industry with leading IC implementation and SoC manufacturing services. Based in Hsin-chu Taiwan, GUC has developed a global reputation with a presence in China, Europe, Japan, Korea, and North America. GUC is publicly traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the symbol 3443. For more information, visit www.guc-asic.com.