ASIC Integration Power Savings

Mixed Signal IC Integration Simply making the transition to an integrated mixed signal ASIC comes with some built-in power savings. These inherent power savings come from the ability to share reference resources among multiple elements and reductions in circuit parasitics that relax the requirements on output stages. Shared Reference Systems For the vast majority of…

Balancing Power and Performance

Power consumption and performance are a delicate balance. For many applications, especially in the case of low power sensors, bandwidth requirements are typically well defined by the phenomena being measured. For example the American Heart Association’s recommendation for the minimum bandwidth of a pediatric ECG waveform is 250Hz or 500 sps. A key requirement such…