ASIC Design Services

ASIC design services were crucial for a MEMS startup that faced delays in the design and layout of an analog-to-digital signal converter (ADC) for consumer electronics. The company designs and delivers MEMs based microphones.

An iSine engineer was dedicated full-time and weekends on-site, utilizing Cadence Virtuoso Module Generator software for layout. The schedule was aggressive and the design requirements difficult due to the small area and low power goals.

Despite the challenges, the engineer successfully completed design layout, the rule checks (DRC) and layout versus schematic (LVS) on time.

The customer’s chip was successfully taped out on schedule, and met all of the requirements when it returned from fabrication. The engineer continued to collaborate with the customer for two more tapeouts, providing essential design services.