Continued growth in mixed-signal IC design

Continued growth in mixed-signal IC design

Continued growth in mixed-signal IC design

For the 8th year in a row, ICsense is proud to present a strong double-digit growth with a CAGR of 39%. Despite the financial crisis, ICsense was profitable and could further strengthen its cash flow and financial position. Its analog and digital team has grown to over 40. The financial stability and growth of the expert mixed-signal team confirms ICsense’s position as a leading custom mixed-signal ASIC design and supplycompany in Europe. The investment in an internal digital team and state-of-the-art Synopsys design tools in the beginning of 2012 has significantly leveraged the analog expertise. This led to several complex mixed-signal ASICs tape-outs for medical and industrial applications in 2012 already.

Radiation hard ASIC design

Thales Alenia Space ETCA, imec and ICsense are collaborating on a radiation hardened ASIC for satellite applications. The development is under a programme of and funded by the European Space Agency. This ASIC is a generic digital power controller holding 4 processors, ADCs, DACs, PLLs, regulators, instrumentation, high-voltage drivers and DCDC converters. It can be used for power management, motor control, instrumentation, … .Through its unique design environment, ICsense incorporates the simulation procedures required for rad hard ASICs.

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