Design and Supply of Complex Industrial ASICs
Industry 4.0 is a reality in factory automation and control systems. Swindon’s engineering expertise and innovation in sensor interfaces and the connected world ASIC designs help engineers design intelligent and efficient factory automation and control systems that increase productivity, extend system life and save energy.
Our ASIC and MEMS technology is widely adopted by industrial manufacturers to help their products improve factory productivity and communicate with the connected world. The devices contain all the functions plus integrated MEMS sensors if required, to interface with your choice of sensor and can process that information and communicate the result which makes them ideal for the “Smart Factory” of today.
We can design your ASIC to communicate both through wireless and wired standards. For example, this can include RF, Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE), IO-Link and Serial Peripheral Interface bus (SPI). Many factors will influence how the chip communicates including the need for very low power consumption and our design team will work with you to deliver the best communications solution for your application.
The way factories operate is changing fast. It’s often called The Industrial Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 or the “Smart Factory” and they all mean the same thing. Every aspect of manufacturing from the top floor to the shop floor will be connected. Swindon excels in the design and production of high performance and low cost mixed signal ASICs and integrated MEMS sensor interface solutions for todays connected world.
Global leaders in integrating a high performance ASIC and calibrated MEMs pressure sensor into a single package for automotive and industrial applications.
Global leaders in the accurate detection of linear and rotary position, our sensor interface ASICs are at work around the world with sensor technology in leading Industry 4.0 applications.
Global leaders in the accurate calculation of proximity, our sensor interfaces ASICs are at the heart of factory automation and the connected world.
Factory Automation - Partnering with the world’s major companiesFor example, an encoder ASIC was designed to interface to a pair of Hall sensors where the input amplifier was a high input impedance, high gain, low noise and a low offset differential difference amplifier. The output from the amplifier was used to drive a comparator with an open-drain output. High accuracy current sources were provided for biasing the Hall sensors and an on chip band-gap reference was used to ensure temperature stability.
Mixed-signal ASICs are prevalent throughout the industrial controller market even though at first glance this market does not exhibit the features people associate with undertaking an ASIC design. This paper discusses how mixed signal ASICs are changing the face of...read more