Analog IP portfolio development
Thalia’s approach to analog IP design and reuse is effective whether you’re creating a range of product variants, designing analog IP from scratch, or looking to performance tune existing designs.
Thalia’s approach to analog IP development and delivery changes the way IP houses and IC design companies operate. We help our customers streamline their analog design flow and enable them to deliver products tailored exactly to their customers’ requirements, quickly and at reduced cost.
One area in which Thalia’s approach is particularly effective is in the generation of variants of existing analog IP or IC designs. PLLs, ADCs, PMICs, LDOs and LNAs are all available with a range of detailed specifications for frequency voltage, power output and so on – each appropriate to a particular market requirement.
The design cycle time of a single variant of a buck or boost converter can be more than six months, so creating a portfolio of devices to address a broad range of market requirements takes substantial development resources, deployed over long cycle times at a high cost.
By combining highly capable targeted automation and highly experienced analog / RF designers, we accelerate design validation, tuning and centering by an order of magnitude. This results in rapid testing of designs, quickly nudging the design to meet the requirements.
Rapid Generation of a Family of LDOs
Thalia deployed its innovative design automation technology and deep experience of analog design to migrate a 20mA LDO design to a new process node, creating multiple variants at the same time.