Demystifying Analog and Mixed-Signal ASICs
Most ASIC companies offer some degree of analog functionality as a part of their services. In many cases, the analog functions are mimicked with digital design techniques. In others, compromises to the analog functionality must be made to facilitate the use of standard library cells that are designed to yield well in the processes developed for high speed, high density, low power digital designs. When considering a new ASIC design, consider the role Analog will play in its deployment. To minimize risk, choose your ASIC development partner carefully. Many times, basic Mixed-signal ASIC design skills will be insufficient. Always seek out an Analog ASIC partner with the right Analog design skills and experience to match the application.