In the first part of this blog (read here) we already figured out ways to optimize costs when switching from an FPGA to an ASIC-based design is an option. However, we also had to admit that there are still a large number of companies that will not hit a level of production volume that makes this decision easy. Now, we’ll introduce you to a game-changing Toshiba innovation that could make this decision a no-brainer! Simplify ASIC Development Starting Your Project With Innovative Technologies Due to the circumstance that transforming anRead More
Transforming an FPGA into an ASIC is associated with high development cost and time. In many cases the lower unit price of ASIC-based designs still does not justify the higher development efforts. Therefore, designing an application specific chip is usually only rewarding for high volume production. However, there are strategies to minimize the NRE (non-recurring expenses) for ASICs as well as innovative technologies like Toshiba’s FFSA™ that dramatically increase the benefits of ASICs even in low to medium volume production. ASIC Development Costs Can Be Influenced From Scratch Consider thisRead More
PCB Board
Compared to traditional discrete IC board products System-on-Chip (SoC) semiconductors can help to reduce bill-of-material (BoM) costs, shrink the product size, lower power consumption and add new features (e.g. wireless connectivity and sensor processing) to applications. As the costs for SoC devices have dropped significantly over the last years they are getting more and more interesting for small and medium sized enterprises (SME). However the decision to move from printed circuit board (PCB) to application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) isn’t easy as many factors influence the return on investment (ROI).Read More