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Donnacha O'Riordan

Donnacha O'Riordan

Custom analog SOC (system-on-chip) designs are now a real option for many system houses and OEMs that previously found such designs outside their budgets. The reduction in fabrication costs for older-node processes (especially at 0.18µm and 0.13µm) and the availability of proven mixed-signal IP cores and subsystems, mean that an SOC solution can deliver significant savings on the BoM (Bill of Materials) making the previously unjustifiable expenditure on NRE (non-recurring engineering) costs now recoverable in very short time frames (of the order of a single year), even with relatively low-volume products.