Working with Charter Semiconductor Manufacturing, Chipidea, a leading provider of analog/mixed-signal silicon intellectual property (IP), has made its wide range of analog front-end (AFE) and data converter IP available in Charter's most advanced foundry technology. With complete subsystems and individual cores available in 65- and 90-nm technology, Chipidea offers the most compact designs of AFE and analog-to-digital (ADC) and digital-to-analog converter (DAC) IP for system-on-chip integration. Applications include the video, broadband WiMAX/Wibro, WiFi, ultra-wideband, and mobile TV markets. The data converter IP was prepared on Chartered's 65- and 90-nm technologies, part of the IBM-Samsung-Chartered Common Platform.
The first IP cores designed for advanced process technologies are Chipidea's video ADC and video DAC for high-definition TV and an IQDAC for mobile TV and broadband wireless communications. All the cores have flexible power modes suitable for battery-powered devices. The company will soon have available complete low-power AFE video and wireless communications IP and other single blocks designed for IBM's, Chartered's, and Samgung's Common platform processes.