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Analog Bits Continues to Dominate Mixed Signal IP at the TSMC Technology Symposium

Analog Bits Continues to Dominate Mixed Signal IP at the TSMC Technology Symposium
by Mike Gianfagna on 05-06-2024 at 6:00 am

Analog Bits Continues to Dominate Mixed Signal IP at the TSMC Technology Symposium

The recent TSMC Technology Symposium in the Bay Area showcased the company’s leadership in areas such as solution platforms, advanced and specialty technologies, 3D enablement and manufacturing excellence. As always, the TSMC ecosystem was an important part of the story as well and that topic is the subject of this post. Analog… Read More


Analog Bits Enables the Migration to 3nm and Beyond

Analog Bits Enables the Migration to 3nm and Beyond
by Mike Gianfagna on 01-10-2024 at 6:00 am

Analog Bits Enables the Migration to 3nm and Beyond

The world is abuzz with 3nm and 2nm technology availability. These processes offer the opportunity to pack far more on a single die than ever before. The complex digital systems contemplated will bring new AI algorithms to life and much more. But there is another side of the technology migration story.  With all that digital processing… Read More


Analog Bits Leads the Way at TSMC OIP with High-Accuracy Sensors

Analog Bits Leads the Way at TSMC OIP with High-Accuracy Sensors
by Mike Gianfagna on 10-18-2023 at 6:00 am

Analog Bits Leads the Way at TSMC OIP with High Accuracy Sensors

The 15th TSMC Open Innovation Platform® (OIP) event was held recently. This event is a focal point across the industry for cutting-edge development and industry-level collaboration. Appropriately, advanced packaging, paving the way for multi-die design was a focal point for the event. You can get a good overview of what was Read More


The Incredible Journey of Analog Bits Through the Eyes of Mahesh Tirupattur

The Incredible Journey of Analog Bits Through the Eyes of Mahesh Tirupattur
by Mike Gianfagna on 09-01-2023 at 6:00 am

The Incredible Journey of Analog Bits Through the Eyes of Mahesh Tirupattur

If you’ve designed a chip with analog content (and who hasn’t), you know Analog Bits. Along the way, you likely met Mahesh. If you are a lover of fine wines, you probably know Mahesh quite well. More on that later. I got the opportunity to speak with him recently about what he’s been up to, both now and over the past few years. It’s a story… Read More


Sensing – Who needs it?

Sensing – Who needs it?
by Dave Bursky on 05-24-2022 at 6:00 am

Analog Bits Sensing SemiWiki

In a simple answer – everyone.  A keynote presentation “Sensing the Unknowns and Managing Power” by Mahesh Tirupattur, the Executive Vice President at Analog Bits at the recent Siemens User2User conference, discussed the need and application of sensors in computing and power applications. Why sense? As Mahesh explains, sensing… Read More


Analog Bits and SEMIFIVE is a Really Big Deal

Analog Bits and SEMIFIVE is a Really Big Deal
by Daniel Nenni on 03-28-2022 at 6:00 am

SemiFive Analog Bits SemiWiki

Given the recent acquisitions the ASIC business is coming full circle as a critical part of the fabless semiconductor ecosystem. The most recent one being the SEMIFIVE acquisition of IP industry stalworth Analog Bits. These two companies came to the industry from opposite directions which make them a perfect match, absolutely.… Read More


Low Power High Performance PCIe SerDes IP for Samsung Silicon

Low Power High Performance PCIe SerDes IP for Samsung Silicon
by Tom Simon on 12-02-2021 at 10:00 am

SerDes IP for PCIe

No matter how impressive the specifications are for an SoC, the power performance and area of the finished design all depend on the IP selected for the IO blocks. In particular, most SOCs designed for consumer and enterprise applications rely heavily on PCI Express. Because PCIe analog IP is critical to design success, Samsung … Read More


On-Chip Sensors Discussed at TSMC OIP

On-Chip Sensors Discussed at TSMC OIP
by Tom Simon on 11-02-2021 at 10:00 am

phase noise correlation

TSMC recently held their Open Innovation Platform (OIP) Ecosystem Forum event where many of their key partners presented on their latest projects and developments. This year one of their top IP provider partners, Analog Bits, gave two presentations. Analog building blocks have always been necessary as enabling technology … Read More


Package Pin-less PLLs Benefit Overall Chip PPA

Package Pin-less PLLs Benefit Overall Chip PPA
by Tom Simon on 08-19-2021 at 6:00 am

Pin less PLLs from Analog Bits

SOCs designed on advanced FinFET nodes like 7, 5 and 3nm call for silicon-validated physical analog IP for many critical functions. Analog blocks have always been node and process specific and their development has always been a challenge for SOC teams. Fortunately, there are well established and endorsed analog IP companies… Read More


Analog Sensing Now Essential for Boosting SOC Performance

Analog Sensing Now Essential for Boosting SOC Performance
by Tom Simon on 06-03-2021 at 6:00 am

analog sensing

In today’s System-on-Chip (SOC), analog blocks are used in many places such as I/O cells for communication, PLLs for generating clocks, LDO’s for converting supply voltage to internal rail voltage, Sensors for qualifying external characteristics such as temperature, light, motion, etc. However new advanced designs now require… Read More