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Nando Basile
Nando Basile
6/5/2013 3:22:39 AM
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Sorry for late reply
Brian and All,

I apologize for late reply, just dropping on the blog now. Anyone still reading?

There is nothing special in H9A technology apart that is a very good platform to start doing analog research for ULP/ULQC, both from technical and cost effectiveness standpoint.

What ST wants to do here is sharing this platform with labs and research center as a first step of a wider, common research project, aiming to get their feedback about its future evolution to serve the market of autonomous objects.

I think Comfortable was proposing a pretty close interpretation of it.

The key point is not the techno as it is today, but as it will evolve tomorrow. ST has plenty of ideas of evolutive and disruptive approaches (as other Companies do) that are going to be implemented in the technology platform and shared. That will hopefully allow research partners to reach new performances in the ULP/ULQC realm and ST to leverage on the feedback of clever analog designers for technology solutions better supporting their future application. The research landscape in Europe is much more fragmented and complex than in U.S. Diversity is more difficult to manage, but diversity opens the way to more ideas. H9A is as well a bet on as a sort of ''living forum'' for such designers to test their solutions.

For any more information, feel free to ask me directly.

Best Regards,

Nando Basile (nando.basile@st.com)

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Brad Albing
Brad Albing
3/27/2013 4:17:21 PM
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Re: What does 130nm have to do with Analog
Not me; someone here will know, I'm sure.

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Brian Bailey
Brian Bailey
3/27/2013 11:55:22 AM
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Re: What does 130nm have to do with Analog
I can still remember most of the components in the TTL handbook! I so loved 5V. Anyone know what geometry the original TTL parts were in?

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Brad Albing
Brad Albing
3/27/2013 11:52:43 AM
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Re: What does 130nm have to do with Analog
Or even 0 to 10V in the days of digital design w/ those new-fangled CMOS 4000 series devices.

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Brad Albing
Brad Albing
3/27/2013 11:50:23 AM
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Re: What does 130nm have to do with Analog
Exactly so. I still like the 12AX7 for my pre-amps. By extension, we can go back to the 12AU7 or the 6SL7 for the flip-flops in our computers.

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Brian Bailey
Brian Bailey
3/27/2013 12:26:22 AM
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Re: What does 130nm have to do with Analog
And why not stop all of the serial nonsense and go back to nice fat cables for everything! Valves always were better!

 

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Brad Albing
Brad Albing
3/26/2013 11:40:45 PM
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Re: What does 130nm have to do with Analog
I think we should go back to +/-15V supplies for analog.

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amrutah
amrutah
3/26/2013 5:18:39 PM
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Re: What does 130nm have to do with Analog
@Brian:  "the voltage reductions are not happening fast enough", I agree.  Though the voltage scalling is done with every process node, but the voltage reduction below 1.1 or 1 V is not going fast. This could probably because of the VT of the transistor not getting reduced appreciably.  If we look at 350nm process and 45nm process the VT hardly varies from 800mV to 650mV (that considering worst-case).

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Brian Bailey
Brian Bailey
3/26/2013 3:49:42 PM
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Re: What does 130nm have to do with Analog
In some respects, the voltage reductions are not happening fast enough. The amount of decrease with each node is leveling out and since power is related to the square of the voltage, this is one of the reasions why power is becoming such a big problem. So, voltage reduction is "generally" good for digital, but not so good for analog because that means the linear regio is getting smaller and noise becomes a bigger problem.

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Jack Shandle
Jack Shandle
3/26/2013 3:06:01 PM
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Re: What does 130nm have to do with Analog
As someone who has read, been puzzled over and rewritten many news releases over the past 20 years, I might be able to shed some light on the H9X new release's opacity.

1. The person who wrote the release did not understand the subject matter but had a tight deadline to finish it.

2. The target reader may have been financial analysts, not engineers. (Did STM's stock move much after the announcement? Answer: not much. It's been hovering around $8/sh through March but down from $9/sh (-10%) in February. STM will probably report quarterly results March 31.

Marketing studies have shown that the number of news releases a company produces over time has a measureable effect on stock price (price tracks number of news releases). This used to be attributed to day traders who don't understand technology but are willing to place a bet anyway, reasoning that the company would not issue the news release unless the news as significant -- Wrong. According to MarketWatch, more analysts are recommending a BUY than 3 months ago. (I am not suggesting this is due solely to news release volume, btw.)

3. The STM plant in Rousset is looking at excess capacity after September 2013, which is why that month is named to carry the first prototypes, or, come other financial aspect of that particular process.

 

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