Analog ASICs: A Financially Viable Alternative to Standard Products
Test your knowledge of Analog ASIC Semiconductors. This paper explores some of the more common misconceptions that system engineers have regarding Analog ASICs and their affordability. Additionally, the article presents the argument that cell library design based analog ICs offer sub-par performance due to compromises that must be made in the cell selection process, confirming that hand crafted designs can offer better performance at a lower cost. Financial examples accompanying the paper confirm major cost savings in real world applications.