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Three Women Inspired by Electronics

Three Women Inspired by Electronics

This article was published on Electronics Weekly and is an article investigating why microelectronics has always been a male dominated industry. 3 women engineers from SWINDON Silicon Systems are interviewed to help answer how does the industry motivate women to...

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ASIC, SoC and SiP at the Heart of Intelligent Sensors

ASIC, SoC and SiP at the Heart of Intelligent Sensors

What can transform a basic sensor into an intelligent one? The majority of sensors convert a physical change into an electrical one. Understanding what this change means is a task for a higher level control system. What if the sensor can be made more sophisticated?...

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SoC and SiPs are at the heart of intelligent sensing

SoC and SiPs are at the heart of intelligent sensing

Industry is improving productivity by using intelligent sensors. Where sensors were once simple analogue components with basic output, the best contemporary solutions feature mixed signal ASICs with front end signal processing, calibration for varying environmental...

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A SoC designer’s perspective to functional safety

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...

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ADCs in ASICs: An overview for system designers

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),...

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Onwards and upwards

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...

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ASIC Industrial Control Systems

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...

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ISO26262 Functional Safety:  How Safe is Safe Enough?

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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