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Chipidea unveils mixed-signal IP platform

Chipidea has launched a platform architecture that helps wireless designers speed up their system designs by using the company's unusually high level of analog circuit integration and configurability.

The Flexible Mixed-Signal IP Platform Architecture (FLEMIA) leverages Chipidea's broad expertise in leading-edge power management, audio and USB IP.

The platform allows original design manufacturers (ODMs), digital ASIC vendors, fabless IC companies and ASSP providers to reduce board space and bill-of-material costs in their designs.

Customers choose the specific functionality needed to address system demands and Chipidea customizes the mixed-signal architecture to make it production ready for any of the industry's leading foundries.

Through standard chip programming methodologies, each functional block in the FLEMIA can be precisely configured for each specific system need. This helps designers who must continually add features to basic communication system designs to include Wi-Fi, GPS, audio, battery charging, USB, WiMAX, Bluetooth and other capabilities.

When a system processor undergoes a design shrink, FLEMIA can be re-configured to provide a new power scheme for the system.

Chipidea provides a complete hardware and software solution to match consumer and communication system needs. The company can also provide the expertise to match the mixed-signal architecture to digital ASICs and offers guidance to help customers select the appropriate analog IP blocks for their designs.

More information is available at www.chipidea.com.

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