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Next Generation Battery Management Technology Partnership

Next Generation Battery Management Technology Partnership

Companies sign strategic design and development agreement for wireless chip-based solution Edinburgh, UK – April 4, 2017 – Dukosi, the battery management technology innovator, and Swindon Silicon Systems, a world leader in the design, test and supply of complex,...

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ASIC Design Costs Down

ASIC Design Costs Down

Contrary to popular belief, the cost of a custom analogue or mixed-signal silicon design has fallen dramatically in recent years. This now allows even more companies to consider developing their own device, customised to their project requirements and usually...

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Day in the Life – Senior ASIC Design Engineer

Day in the Life – Senior ASIC Design Engineer

Maria Marescalco is a Senior Design Engineer at SWINDON Silicon Systems, one of the UK’s leading designers and suppliers of mixed signal ASIC and MEMS solutions. With a Masters Degree in Electronic Engineering from “Universita’ degli Studi di Catania” in Italy, Maria...

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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

What Are ASIC Industrial Sensors? Mixed-signal ASICs are used more and more when developing new industrial control systems and this paper discusses how mixed signal ASICs are changing the face of this technology. ASICs are often thought to be only applicable to high...

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ISO26262 Functional Safety:  How Safe is Safe Enough?

ISO26262 Functional Safety: How Safe is Safe Enough?

What's The ISO 26262 Functional Safety Standard?   ISO 26262, (formally titled “Road vehicles — functional safety”), is a functional safety standard used in the automotive industry.  Complying with this safety standard is critical for automotive product...

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