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RF/Analog/Mixed Signal  |  Digital ASIC Design  |  Electronic Circuit Design


Digital ASIC Design and Development


The convergence of consumer and communications markets has been fueled by a new generation of ASICs that support the advanced demands of these new media markets. New products enable portable, wireless systems to provide audio and video entertainment throughout the home. Nuntius design engineers have extensive experience in developing ASICs for a wide array of applications.

    ASIC Development Capabilities

Nuntius provides recognized ASIC design expertise to support clients in challenging projects, including complete specification-to-prototype projects. Our flexible engagement model enables us to support either a complete project or a subset of design tasks that complement our clients’ own capabilities. We can provide system level design including C based logic design, mixed signal design, embedded software co-development, physical design and fabrication support.

    Application Expertise

Nuntius has extensive experience and expertise in a wide range of ASIC based applications and products:

  • Wireless: 802.11, 802.15
  • Multimedia: Digital video, digital audio, compression, system transports, computer graphics
  • Network Communications: Ethernet, 802.3, ATM, Sonet
  • SOC: Communications controller, signal processor, system controller
  • RF/Analog Design: Modems, RF stages, amplifiers, data converters
    Design Flow

Nuntius employs the latest design strategies, tools and design flows to cope with the ever-increasing challenges of ASIC development. The figure below depicts an overview of our ASIC development design flow, applicable to designs incorporating digital, analog, SOC and software elements. Specific design flows that follow further detail the ASIC development process.

    Design Tools and Methodologies
  • System Design Tools: Modeling, algorithm development, simulation, digital signal processing design
  • HDL design: VHDL, Verilog
  • Verfication: Simulation, formal verification, timing verification
  • Synthesis: Logic Synthesis, high level design synthesis
  • Design for Test: Scan insertion, BIST, ATPG
  • Physical Design: Floor planning, placement, routing, clock-tree generation, power


    Foundries and Technologies

Nuntius engineers have extensive experience in the development of ICs for numerous advanced foundries offering the following technologies:

  • CMOS
  • SiGe
  • BiCMOS
  • GaAs


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