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A SoC designer’s perspective to functional safety

Digital design manager Neil Howard of SWINDON Silicon Systems discusses the functional safety perspective of a System on Chip design ‘Functional Safety’ is becoming increasingly important in industrial and automotive applications as is adherence to the relevant...

ADCs in ASICs: An overview for system designers

An Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) bridges the analog world to the digital world, and is crucial to any modern sensor system. We find that our customers increasingly demand ADCs to be absorbed into their mixed-signal Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs),...

Onwards and upwards

This article was first published in CIE on May 2015 Having recently moved into a new premises, which is geared up for significant expansion, SWINDON Silicon Systems, based in Royal Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire, appears to be heading for some exciting times ahead. CIE...

ASIC Industrial Control Systems

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...

ISO26262 Functional safety: How safe is safe enough?

Cars are changing. While a few years back, the main challenges in designing a car were in its mechanics, the new challenge is the design and integration of electronic systems. I still remember my first car: The most sophisticated bit of electronics was the...

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