5G IC designs have needed aggressive innovation across many elements and more use of FD-SOI that both pose parasitic extraction challenges.
Teledyne e2v has demonstrated a prototype optical link that the company believes could replace electrical signaling for remote RF heads.
Agile Analog has moved into the supply of cores for detecting hardware-hacking attempts as well as more conventional data-conversion modules.
The circuits sessions at mid-June's VLSI Symposia in Honolulu feature a number of papers that improve the performance of scaled mixed-signal processes.
S3 Group has launched the second in a family of low-power successive-approximation ADCs, with a design that supports sample rates up to 320MS/s.
Texas Instruments has launched a family of ARM-based microcontrollers intended to act as a migration path from its low-energy 16bit MSP430 series, developing its own flash-capable 90nm process to implement them.
SAR analog-to-digital converters promise better energy efficiency for a growing range of designs, as S3 Group has found.
Cadence Design Systems has launched IP cores for high-end mobile audio as well as gigasample ADCs for 28nm to support 60GHz wireless.
Wearable healthcare monitoring systems are a fast growing market, and could surge when clearer device approval regimes are introduced globally. Despite that brake on growth, companies and research organizations continue to innovate in anticipation. The subject of the first TDF Circuits, a graphics-led series looking at innovative implementations, is a subset of the Bio-potential Acquisition […]