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Test and Measurement

ASIC Design and Verification

Astek was founded to provide services to companies developing ASICs, in today's market there are fewer new ASIC designs, however Astek is still able to do such designs if your application requires it, we can also provide consulting to help you determine if an ASIC is the right solution, or if you should use an ASSP, FPGA or CPLD. With today's semiconductors reaching the extremes of density and speed, you may find a standard part is a lower-cost solution. On the other hand, Astek can help you combine digital and analog functions into a single part for unique applications that can cover the cost of NRE and require a very low per-unit incremental cost.

 

DIGITAL ASICS

PCI-X Dual Channel Ultra 320 SCSI Initiator/Target
Features: 64-bit 133 MHz master/slave PCI-X interface; dual 16-bit 320 MByte/sec Ultra 320 SCSI interfaces; 3 ARM 966 RISC processors; flash memory interface.  Multi-million gate design, First Pass Success.

 

PCI - Dual Channel ATA/ATAPI DMA Engine
Features: 32-bit, 66MHz, zero wait-state Master/Slave PCI interface;  Ultra ATA at up to 100 MB/sec per channel;  ATA sub-channel support;  EEPROM interface;  flash memory interface.

 

Hard Drive Disk Controller
Features: ANSI ATA-5/ATAPI host interface, ARM7TDMI RISC CPU, 5-way interleaved Reed-Solomon ECC block, high-speed SDRAM buffer controller, and Write Control Store RAM and Sequencer.

 

DATACOM - Ethernet/ IEEE-STD-802.3
Features:  10/100 NIC (Network Interface Card), Hub and Switch (layer 2); Astek Engineers have experience designing Ethernet NICs (Network Interface Card) that include 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-FL, and 100BASE-TX Network Interfaces for real-time systems and embedded processors; embedded 10/100 hubs and switches (Layer 2+).

 

Enclosure Services Processor
Features: 32-bit, 33 MHz, zero wait-state Master/Slave PCI interface with support for write and invalidate, read line, and read multiple commands; 80C32 microcontroller; LVD SCSI interface; SFF8067 interface; I2C interface; general purpose I/O.

 

Microcontroller ASIC
Features: Fully-synthesizable 8-bit microcontroller that is compatible with Motorola 68HC11 controllers. External peripherals include 3k RAM, Timer, Memory Expansion, External Chip Select, PWMs, Wired-OR Interrupts, RTC, and GPIO blocks. An external bus interface allows running a multiplexed or non-multiplexed external address/data bus.

 

DRAM Test Chip
Features:  Created a 1MB DRAM test chip for testing next generation DRAM storage materials.  Control signals were directly connected to external pins to facilitate testing and characterization of the new storage materials.  Special test structures added to memory array to allow characterization of individual memory cells.  Full custom layout performed and probe points added to top level for additional debug/characterization.

 

 

 

 

 

ANALOG ASICS

 

Precision Comparator
Features:  CMOS; accurate, programmable hysteresis; supply-independent, temperature-compensating bias current generator; wide common-mode input voltage range.

 

Analog Switch Chip
Features:  High-voltage, dielectrically-isolated process; CMOS, DMOS, and bipolar transistors; picoamp-level leakage currents; very low switch charge injection.

IP CORES

PCI-X Initiator/Target Core
Features:  64-bit; 33Mhz, 66Mhz, 100MHz, 133MHz operation; MSI support; up to 8 outstanding split transactions; power management support; low latency design.

 

PCI-X Mode 2 Initiator/Target Core
Features:  64-bit; 33Mhz, 66Mhz, 100MHz, 133MHz, and 266 MHz operation; MSI support; up to 8 outstanding; power management support; low latency design.

 

ATA-4/ATAPI Core
Features: Conforms to ANSI ATA-4/ATAPI specification and implements PIO Modes 0-4, DMA Modes 0-2, and Ultra DMA Modes 0-2 (Ultra DMA Mode 2 has a burst rate of 33 Mbyte/sec).

 

ATA-6/ATAPI Host Core
Features:  Conforms to ANSI ATA/ATAPI-6 specification for Host applications.  Supports PIO modes 0 through 4 and Ultra DMA modes 0 through 6(133MB/s).  Supports PACKET, queued, and overlapped command sets.  Supports 48-bit Addressing. Generic backend processor I/F.  Programmable command protocol.

 

ATA-6/ATAPI Device Core
Features:  Conforms to ANSI ATA/ATAPI-6 specification for Device applications.  Supports PIO modes 0 through 4 and Ultra DMA modes 0 through 6(133MB/s).  Supports PACKET, queued, and overlapped command sets.  Supports 48-bit Addressing. Generic backend processor I/F.

 

AHB Core Suite (Multi-Slave and Arbiter)
Features:  32, 64, 128 bits bus sizes; user-defined number of back ends; skewed or concurrent address/data phase outputs; split transfers enabled; busy pass through from back end; ARM AMBA Sped (rev 2.0) compliant.