Engineers working for Mixed Signal Integration have successfully completed more than 100 custom integrated circuit designs. Each designer is an experienced veteran in both analog and mixed signal CMOS technologies. Customers for MSI's designs have included military, medical, consumer, computer and industrial companies. MSI engineers have also developed ICs for major semiconductor companies.
MSI's designers provide the knowledge to integrate analog and mixed signal functions. We offer several key design capabilities. First, low voltage operation, down to as low as 1.2V supply. This is well suited for battery powered portable applications. Second, switched capacitor and active filters including high frequency filtering, with center frequencies as high as 10 MHz. Finally, low noise, low distortion audio in CMOS. Signal to noise ratios (S/N) of 85 dB can be achieved as well as noise levels of -90 dBV.
MSI has system expertise in such diverse areas as camcorders, cellular phones, automatic test equipment, audio systems, hearing aids, sonar and sonobuoys, two way radios and battery management. Among the functional blocks that MSI engineers are fluent with are phase lock loops, limiters, references, serial port interfaces, companders, digital to analog converters, analog to digital converters, op amps, comparators, automatic gain controls, voltage controlled oscillators, and mixers. Mixed Signal Integration is especially well known for its command of both switched capacitor and integrated RC active filters.Remember that system designs using off the shelf components can be expensive to manufacture and readily copied. Integrating your design will reduce production costs, increase performance, and protect your research and development from competitors. It can also increase the reliability of your system, decrease the board space required, alleviate inventory costs, and cut down on power consumption and heat dissipation. Often alignment and tuning routines can be eliminated by using a custom IC design.
Mixed Signal Integration is especially skilled in chip partioning and system integration. Our engineers can work with you to suggest other portions of your system for integration. This leads to a better payoff for your custom chip development. Mixed Signal Integration can also show you the optimum cost and performance trade offs. We will recommend the correct technology for your project, which can often lead to a higher level of integration.Mixed Signal Integration provides a turn-key ASIC solution. In addition to design and development of the ASIC, MSI manufactures the production volume parts for its customers. This includes foundry, packaging and testing of the ASICs prior to shipment.