Typical fields of application for integrated circuits are high-performance data processing or the real-time control of sensors and actuators. The integrated circuit does the task autonomously or, together with processors, serves as an acceleration unit for complex algorithms.
For a successful project, a detailed specification, conscientious implementation and large test coverage are crucial. At the start of the project, the knowledge of current technologies support the selection of the most suitable circuit family and associated components such as memory or sensors. During implementation, the proper circuit architecture ensures that application requirements are met, even with limited resources. With a automated environment for build, test and verification, repeatable processes guarantee a high design quality. Last but not least, an understandable and reliable control of the circuit ensures easy integration into the overall system.