TRIAD ARM Powered™ Via Configurable Array Mixed Signal Processors
Triad Semiconductor’s via configurable arrays are now ARM Powered™.
This exciting line of via configurable arrays (VCA) combines:
- 32-bit ARM Cortex Processing
- Configurable Analog
- Configurable Digital
- Non-volatile Memory
These new ARM Powered™ VCAs are ideal for deeply embedded mixed signal applications.
Sensors are everywhere – And, it’s a mixed signal world!
Sensor processing demands sophisticated, precision, low-noise analog functions to extract small signals from noisy environments. After initial conditioning and amplification, analog signals often require filtering to remove unwanted noise before digitizing the signal. Data converter requirements range from DC to several mega-samples per second with data resolutions from 8 to 16-bits. Once digitized, the data often needs to be analyzed and manipulated in the digital domain before being presented to the rest of the system as useful information. With TRIAD VCAs all of these functions can now be combined into a single SoC with all the benefits of ARM 32-bit processing and the best-in-class software development support available from ARM.
ARM Powered™ VCAs
Triad’s new family of ARM Powered™ VCAs combine 32-bit ARM cores with various amounts of program and data memory (including on chip Flash/EEPROM) with up to 500,000 configurable ASIC gates and a variety of analog building blocks to realize a wide range of single chip mixed signal system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for medical, industrial, sensor, and military / aerospace applications.
- 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 Processor
- 4 to 16-Kbyte Data RAM
- Program Memory: 4-Kbyte to 32-Kbyte of onboard Flash/EEPROM
- External Memory Interface
- CoreSight™ Serial Wire™ Debug Interface
- AHB-2-APB Bridge
- NVIC – Nested Vectored Interrupt Controller
- Configurable Timer Options
- UART, SPI, IIC, LIN
- USB 1.1, USB 2.0
- PWM, Capture
- Internal and External Oscillator Options
- PLL for Clock Generation
- 50 MHz Operation
Via Configurable Digital
- Up to 500,000 User Configurable ASIC Gates
- 54 4K x 32 2-Port SRAM (distributed RAMs)
- Up to100 Configurable Digital I/O
Via Configurable Analog
- Op-amp tiles
- Single-Ended and Fully Differential Op-Amps
- Arrays of resistors, capacitors, transistors, transmission gates and switches
- Analog to Digital Converters
- DC to 25-MSPS, 6-16 Bits
- N-Slope, Sigma-Delta, Successive Approximation (SAR), Pipelined, Flash
- Digital to Analog Converters
- DC to 50-MSPS, 6-16 Bits
- R2R Ladder, C2C Ladder, Current Steering, Sigma Delta
- Voltage Regulators
- Complex Functions:
- Instrumentation Amplifiers
- Programmable Gain Stages
- Biquad Sections
- Filters: low-pass, band-pass, high-pass, notch
- Switched Capacitor Filters
- Continuous Time Filters
- Capacitive Touch Sensor Controller
- Touch Screen Controllers
- Up to 100 Configurable Analog I/O
- High Current Options
- H-Bridge Configurations
- High Voltage I/O up to 70V
- High Voltage Options up to 70V
- High Voltage Op-Amps
- Voltage Regulators: LDO, Switching, Buck-Boost
Via Configurable Benefits
A via configurable array can be completely reconfigured with a single via mask layer.
Any portion of your design – analog or digital – can be quickly redesigned and new parts delivered from the foundry in as little as four weeks.
This approach to mixed signal design is revolutionary. Think of the flexibility this will give your design group to react to new inputs from marketing and changing market demands. Need to add another op-amp, filter, or SPI interface? Simply modify the design and for a single mask layer charge you can deliver a new mixed signal ARM-based processor in four weeks.
Working with TRIAD
Triad Semiconductor has assembled a world-class team of analog and digital ASIC designers to work as an extension of your design team.
Our ASIC architects are ready to assist you with converting your ideas into working mixed signal solutions.
You know your system and we know how to get your ideas to working silicon on our via configurable arrays – quickly and inexpensively.
As an ARM Connected Partner, TRIAD is uniquely position to integrate the latest ARM technology with compelling analog and digital IP to deliver a complete mixed signal ARM solution in record time with dramatically reduced total development costs.
The Complete Mixed Signal ASIC Solution
TRIAD provides full-service turnkey ASIC design. We will work with you to translate your requirements into digital and analog circuit descriptions, perform system simulations, fabricate and package devices and provide you with prototype devices. Once you approve your prototype VCA we will release the device to production and provide you with packaged and full tested parts. Due to our unique single-mask approach to mixed signal design we offer significant savings in development charges and development time.
And, we can support any production volume.
Contact a Triad FAE at firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 336-721-9450, to get more information about the new ARM Powered™ VCAs. You can schedule a webcast or simply talk with us about how to get your application configured onto one of these exciting new ARM Powered™ VCAs.