Microelectronics consulting services

high-level methodologies and cutting edge developments for
analog, digital, layout, application and algorithm fields.

Analog

  • More than 15 years of experience in Analog Design
  • Power Management:
    • Devices development as Battery Charger, DC-DC converter, voltage and current regulator
    • Dr. MOS.
  • Signal Processing:
    • Architecture design of Nyquis Rate and Oversampled Data Converter (Low-Pass & Band-Pass Sigma-Delta, Pipeline, Sar, ecc)
    • Design of Low-Noise & Low-Offset precision amplifiers
    • Chopper Amplifier
    • Comparators
    • Active RC filters
  • Mixed Signal:
    • Complex Top Level design and simulation.
  • Technology and Software knowhow:
    • BCD from 0.6um to 0.18um
    • CMOS from 0.35um to 0.12um
    • Cadence environment
    • Eldo and Hsim customization
  • More than 15 patent issued
  • More than 25 publication and world conference
 

Digital

  • More than 10 years of experience in Digital Design
  • Experience: Digital IC design of the logic of single-multiphase switching voltage regulators, in power management environment. The product/project application are based on protocol VR12.5, VR12.6 , VR13 Intel SVI2 AMD and on SMBUS/ PMBUS…
  • Digital Design:
    • Design IC/ Subsystem, VHDL RTL coding and
    • System validation
    • synthesis and implementation (DFT)
    • timing constraints definition and layout
    • timing analysis, post-layout verification
    • Signoff analysis, test pattern generation
    • Prototyping on FPGA
    • Hardware test, Hardware validation
  • Technology and Software knowhow:
    • BCD from 0.6um to 0.18um
    • CMOS from 0.35um to 0.12um
    • Ncsim, Simvision, Digital Vision
    • Primetime, Encounter, Formality
    • Hsim, Powermill, Xilinx, Matlab
  • More than 12 patent issued
 

Layout

  • More than 20 years of experience in Layout Technique
  • Experience:
    • Area evaluation and Floor plan
    • Schedule of activities and bonding diagram
    • Layout creation of hierarchical cell and blocks
    • Post layout extraction and problem fixing
    • Top level routing
    • Top level Verification (DRC, LVS, DFM)
    • Layout finishing
  • Technology and Software knowhow:
    • BCD from 0.6um to 0.18um
    • CMOS from 0.35um to 0.12um
    • SOI Technology
    • Cadence environment
    • Automatic routing tools (ICCraftsman, VCAR and VSAR in OA platform)
    • CPH (configure physical hierarchy)
  • More than 3 patent issued
 

Application

  • More than 8 years of experience as Application Engineers
  • Experience: Different demo board and application for the customer has been successfully completed mainly for
    • buck and boost converter
    • AC/DC adapter
    • Linear regulator
    • Switching regulator for microprocessor (Intel and AMD)
  • Devices and Software knowhow:
    • Digital Oscilloscope (Tektronix)
    • Multimeter (KEITHLET/FLUKE)
    • Power Supply – High Current (AGILENT/CHROMA)
    • Signal Generator (Tektronix)
    • Data Acquisition Multiplexer Unit (AGILENT)
 

Algorithm

  • More than 20 years of experience in Layout Technique
  • Analysis, integration, test and development of application and drivers for the platforms: Android, iOS, Mac OS X, Linux, Windows Development of firmware for embedded systems and Power Management
  • Languages
    • Basic, C/C++, C#, HTML+CSS, Java, JavaScript+jQuery, Objective-C, Pascal, PHP, Python, SQL, Unix shell, XAML.CMOS from 0.35um to 0.12um Intel 8051/251, Intel x86, Microchip, M68K, STM8
  • Development environments
    • CodeWarrior, Eclipse, Emacs, Mplab NetBeans, Tornado Wind River, Visual Studio
  • Operating System
    • Android , iOS, Mac OS X, Linux, Windows.
    • Embedded: uClinux, uC/OS-II, VxWorks
  • Microcontrollers
    • Freescale HCS08, Microchip, Renesas R8C TDK 73S11xxF
  • Processors
    • Arm, Freescale ColdFire, Intel x86 8051 derivatives, Maxim crypto processors, STM8
  • Graphical interface
    • Android GUI, Aqua, iOS UI, Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC), Qt, Windows Form, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows 8 (Modern UI) style.