Determining Functional Safety Levels for Automotive Applications

Even the most basic car available over the past three or four decades has contained a significant amount of technology to make it safer, more “intelligent” and more enjoyable to drive and this adoption of technology will only increase as the industry moves towards...

The Future is Silicon, Your Future is Swindon

Companies are continually looking for innovative ways to differentiate their products from the crowd and to make them more competitive in both cost and performance. There is a proven way to achieve this and there are many companies that now see their future product...

The role of ASICs in power management microsystems for hearing aids

The hearing aid market demands low power and small size as the devices become smaller and less obtrusive. The batteries have traditionally been primary cells with replacement on a regular basis. Richard Mount, Sales and Marketing Director, Swindon Silicon Systems...

ASIC or FPGA? Each solution has advantages and disadvantages

A Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is a device that is user configurable by using a binary image file to implement the required functionality. The main focus for these devices has been digital centric designs although some FPGAs have tried to address other areas...

The Global Adoption of TPMS and the ASIC within

Tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) have been widely deployed to address safety and environmental issues on all types of vehicles across the globe. Currently the European Union, the United States, South Korea and China have introduced TPMS legislation with Japan,...

UK chip company looks to future with confidence

40 years ago a team of engineers at Plessey Semiconductors decided it was time for a change. They headed off into the unknown and founded Swindon Silicon Systems, which stands out now as one of the few UK-based semiconductor companies still operating. Given the pace...

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