Customizable analog IP optimized for your application, process and node.
Standard analog IP products from conventional IP suppliers are ready-made. Because it’s off-the-shelf IP, it’s not quite right for any application. That means you have to build in work-arounds to compensate for the features of the IP that do not fit your application. The IP supplier might offer to modify its standard IP product, but modification can introduce bugs and defects which slow the customer’s path to tape-out. The solution is Agile Analog. Our customizable analog IP products do not have a pre-determined set of features and specifications. You specify the IP you want, to include all the features you need. We generate the IP you have specified: fully tested, fully documented, bug-free and fab-ready.
This is a clear way in which Agile Analog IP contrasts with conventional, off-the-shelf analog IP. Using our unique technology we can generate original IP for every new application. That then enables us to optimize the IP to meet the unique requirements of your application. It’s what analog designers have been crying out for. We give you the choice over what to optimize for accuracy, power consumption, die area, sensitivity, speed, or any other parameter – it’s up to you. As analog engineers, we know that every analog circuit is different, with its own unique set of specifications. Now with Agile Analog, you can buy analog IP which reflects the exact requirements of your design and application.
Standard IP products are typically targeted at a single foundry or process. To deploy that IP to another process, it must be ‘ported’ – a risky exercise which can lead to inferior performance and unexpected defects. So the time which you hoped to save by buying standard IP is lost in fixing the problems created by the porting process. Agile Analog IP is different. Because the IP is generated fresh it is always optimized for the foundry, process and node in which it will be fabricated. And you have total flexibility to change node, process or even foundry mid-design. With Agile Analog the same functional specifications and design optimizations can be applied, but with a new set of foundry design rules.
When evaluating standard, off-the-shelf analog IP, it’s really a case of deciding which ready-made product best fits the requirements of your application. With Agile Analog, you start from a completely different place: we ask you to consider how you can optimize your design given the constraints of your foundry and process. Within the limits of what’s physically possible in silicon, our pioneering platform can produce the exact IP that you need for the application. That includes integrating the optimal range of features to minimize external component count, board footprint and system cost. Talk to the Agile Analog team and discover the scope for integrating multiple functions into your next chip design.