What is an ASIC?
- a way to reduce cost
An ASIC is an Application Specific Integrated Circuit, which means that it is a chip tailor-made to a specific use for a specific company.
All the advantages of an ASIC
If planned properly, a single tiny ASIC designed to undertake specific functions can replace large numbers of individual electronic components.
This paves the way to:
- Reducing system cost
- Big savings on space
- Big reductions in power consumption
- Big savings on assembly and testing costs
- Better control of electrical parameters
- Fewer components, resulting in savings in inventory and logistics costs
- Greater reliability and lower maintenance costs due to fewer components
- Avoiding the effects of components no longer being available (obsolete).
ASIC design since 1984
DELTA has been providing ASIC design services for more than 25 years. During that time, we have delivered over 100 tailor-made integrated circuits.
Our team has more than 500 man years of microelectronics design and production know-how. We apply this wealth of experience carefully throughout projects to assure high quality solutions.
ASICs in small volumes
Many people believe that it is only feasible to develop an ASIC if more than 100,000 pieces are needed. But this is not necessarily the case. Sometimes it pays to develop and manufacture a chip even if only 5,000 pieces are needed.
How to get one?
If you would like to know if it is feasible for your product to integrate an ASIC, please feel free to contact our consultants for a no cure, no pay meeting.
First step will be evaluation of your schematic block diagram and a couple of hours of your time in order to discuss a suitable solution.