These circuits are highly configurable and include: voltage and current sensors, LDO regulators, ADCs, DACs, temperature sensors, oscillator clocks, threshold comparator and charge-pump and body-bias generator. These circuits are applicable from 180nm CMOS processes down to 22nm FDSOI, the company states. FDSOI comes in 28nm versions from STMicroelectronics and Samsung and at 22nm from Globalfoundries.
Agile Analog claims that its approach to analog design has advantages over the conventional manual, superset design of analog circuits in use today. The method is programmatic, systematic and repeatable leading to analog IP that is more verifiable, more robust and more reliable, Agile Analog claims. Other advantages include that process updates can be applied at a later stage, and IP can be designed and verified with the most up-to-date physical design kits.
Licensees select their IP circuit type and then configure against specification. For example the ADCs can have a selectable resolution of up to 10-bits at 20 megasamples per second and 12-bits at lower sampling rates. It includes an eight-channel input multiplexer and provides input buffers that may also be bypassed for full rail-to-rail capability. The customer also selects for manufacturing process. The IP is then generated and delivered along with documentation, integration and test guides.
The agileADC GP analog-to-digital converter is ideally suited for signal conversion and monitoring in applications such as in IoT, Security, Automotive, AI and general SoCs and ASICs.
The company was founded in 2017 and is led by two former ARM executives.
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