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Integrated Circuit Design Plateform

The integrated circuits design platform is one of Europe's leading technological research centers specializing in digital, analog, mixed-signal and radiofrequency component design.

 

Published on 28 February 2017

​A unique IC design center in Europe

The integrated circuits design platform is one of Europe’s leading technological research centers specializing in digital, analog, mixed-signal and radiofrequency component design.

Components developed at the platform offer lower energy consumption, lower noise and higher performance than commercially-available circuits, making them suitable for use in demanding applications in the aeronautics, automotive, healthcare, IoT, manufacturing and other industries.

The platform implements advanced simulation and emulation to predict component performance from initial design phase. It develops complete circuits, right up to demonstrator or prototyping stage. The platform can also integrate innovative functions into existing circuits. Its Silicon Impulse service lineup, which includes IC design, fabrication (at external foundries) and testing, leverages some of the most advanced technologies available, such as FD-SOI.

Foundries, design firms, fabless manufacturers and systems integrators turn to the platform for designing highly-complex circuits that ntegrate sensors, computing and wireless communication capabilities. 




KEY FIGURES:
  • 180 employees
  • 2,500 sq. m of facilities
  • €20 million in equipment
  • 35 patents filed per year, portfolio of 250 patents
R&D AREAS: 
Digital, analog, mixed-signal, and radiofrequency circuit design, demonstrator development, and prototyping

NOTABLE EQUIPMENT:
CAD toolchain, Advantest V93000 tester, Mentor Graphics Veloce 2 emulator, function library (IP) 

PARTNERS
More than 50 industrial partners
LOCATION:
Leti (Grenoble)