Design expertise

Design expertise

As part of its full chip developments, ICsense has designed over 700 individual building blocks. These topologies are proven in silicon and the circuit principles can be re-used to lower the project risk and to guarantee first-time-functional samples. ICsense has a unique script based design and verification approach (read more) to efficiently design full chips bottom-up.

 

Analog

ULTRA-LOW-POWER

Ultra-low-power AFE, low quiescent current  PMU, active PVT monitoring and compensation, RFID, nano-amp clocks

RADIATION HARD CUSTOM IP

ADC, DAC, Vref, PLL, DC-DC

AUXILIARY CIRCUITS

On-chip temp measurement, POR, watchdog, reverse voltage & short circuit protection, OV/UV/OC/SC protection, temperature stable oscillators, precision Vref

SENSOR/MEMS INTERFACING

Accelerometer, gyroscope, wheatstone bridge, capacitive, inductive proximity, Hall, fluxgate, GMR, CMOS/CCD/X-ray imagers

ANALOG FRONT END (AFE)

Instrumentation amp, PGA, offset-compensation ,low-noise amp,  chopping/CDS, high-performance ADC & DAC

High-Voltage

Drivers and switches

High-side, low-side drivers, HV level shifters, gate drivers, power control, piezo drivers, neural interfacing, Class-D/AB/G/H amplifiers, HV switch arrays, floating switches, HV in standard CMOS (patented)

POWER MANAGEMENT AND DC-DC 

Inductive DC-DC, multi-level/single-coil, charge pumps, PWM controllers, LDO, linear regulators, RF energy harvesting

BATTERY MANAGEMENT

Wireless charging, Li-Ion, State-of-Charge/Health, bandgap, brownout detection, soft-start/inrush limitation

Digital

COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS

SPI, I2C, UART, RS485, CAN, J1850, xDSL, EPC Gen-2, OWI, PWM, SENT, LIN, OBD, PSI5, 4-20mA, LVDS

CLOCK AND FREQUENCY 

+/- 500 ppm on-chip clock (no external components), low-jitter PLL, DS fractional-N synthesis

MICROCONTROLLERS

MSP430, ARM core, 8051, custom FSM

MEMORY

OTP, MTP, Flash, EEPROM, RAM, ROM, NV-RAM