Designing ASICs and SoCs is one of the most difficult tasks in today’s electronic devices market. Providing such high-tech services would need top-of-the-line electronic technical expertise as well as foresight. When it comes to tackling design difficulties, Faststream Technologies reflects these attributes and more by employing the most up-to-date, effective design solutions that benefit our clients’ businesses and help them achieve their objectives ahead of schedule. We can produce devices with the finest features while minimizing prices, size, and power consumption, giving us a significant competitive edge. Faststream Technologies gives clients the tools and processes they need to get ASIC and SoC design done correctly the first time.
Faststream Technologies has worked on a number of projects and supplied hundreds of millions of chips to key semiconductor companies, forming solid relationships.
We ease design partitioning by employing Virtex UltraScale devices because of their large logic capacity, ASIC-like clocking, over 90% device utilization, high-speed transceivers for pin multiplexing, and better routing. The use of innovative device capacity minimizes the number of partitions, simplifying board architecture.
Analog and Mixed-Signal ASIC Design:
Our Mixed-signal ICs process both analog and digital signals together. A mixed-signal integrated circuit is an integrated circuit that has both analog circuits and digital circuits on a single semiconductor die. Our Analog Mixed Signal Design Services include Architecture Planning and Feasibility Analysis, Performance and Functional Modeling, Circuit Design and Simulations, Design and Layout Migrations, Engineering Sample validation, etc.
Our analog and mixed-signal ASICs are found in products used by various consumers across many different market segments from healthcare to cosmetics, industrial sensors to flight control instrumentation, mobile devices to credit card scanners, and many more.
RF design flow leverages the Mixed-Signal methodology to decrease risk to RFIC design. Especially, for RFICs with significant digital content. At Faststream Technologies, the system-wide requirements are verified first using traditional link budgets then re-verified using Chip-in-Package on PCB simulations. To improve simulation times, the Co-Simulation between RF blocks, Analog blocks, and Digital logic is enabled using behavioral models. By doing this, we are confident that the RFIC will not only meet the device specification but will work in the system in one pass.
By using static analysis to enforce coding guidelines, we detect functional issues before simulation and ensure high-quality RTL. Low noise and ease of debugging are the parameters the RTL linting rules design adhere to. Lint issues are quickly resolved by our integrated debugger. It includes custom views for focused debug, debugging violations, and status binning & comments per violation for overall data management.
ASICs for MEMS have been developed by the experts at Faststream Technologies, using their ample experience in interfacing with MEMS devices like sensors, resonators, and optical MEMS. The device is a configurable ASIC wherein its front-end parameters can be adjusted to work with different capacitance ranges, different drive frequencies, different loop configurations (OL or CL), and different drive frequencies and also with several types of gyros and accelerometers.
By integrating this ASIC with relevant hardware and software, our team has created an inertial sensor development platform that allows a user to configure the ASIC to a specific inertial sensor. This is done by manipulating the front-end parameters and then performing the evaluation & characterization of the inertial sensor. This facilitates the measuring of Quality Factors, Existing Parasitic Modes, and Resonance Frequencies.
Faststream Technologies creates ASIC solutions by transforming thoughts and virtual concepts. We use cutting-edge technology to provide value-added services through innovation at every node and design step, which we do through automation-driven optimization. We create system-level architecture based on high-level requirements, construct hardware logic while lowering the risk of SOC development, convert RTL to the physical design, and create system and software applications to interact with silicon or utilities.
Faststream’s SoC design services is unique in that it includes expert advice from experienced engineers from the original specification stage to mass manufacturing. It aids in reducing the number of hours spent on each step of implementation.
The early stages of development for creating complicated SoCs require architecture investigation and performance verification. Faststream collaborates with customers from bus architecture design through application flow fine-tuning to help them produce a competitive SoC solution, offering the components and processes needed to overcome performance-related challenges in both hardware and software.
2. SoC Integration
The quality of the techniques used in the configuration and integration of complex IP blocks will have a significant influence on an SoC’s development schedule and performance. Our Design Engineers are skilled in SoC configuration and integration and possess extensive knowledge of DesignWare Interface IP. Faststream’s system-level designers ensure that design specifications accurately capture design intent at both the block and chip levels, helping to minimize iterations between the architecture and RTL implementation.
A method for demonstrating a design’s functional soundness. To ensure that you are putting what you desire into action. To guarantee that a transformation’s outcome is as intended.