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...

Intelligent sensors in EV battery packs benefit the EV driver and OEM

The increasing use of custom designed electronic devices in today’s vehicles allow the manufacturer to offer the driver unprecedented levels of safety, reliability, economy, performance, information and entertainment. Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs)...

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