Product Announcement from Custom Silicon Solutions, Inc.

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CSS is a full service "turnkey" supplier of mixed-signal Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) offering complete design, development and production services. Our goal is to work with our customers as true partners and help them address their need to create a mixed-signal ASIC. CSS has an established ASIC development process that proceeds from design concept through prototype approval. This process has been proven over many years to be effective and efficient in achieving the desired results.

Custom ASIC Development - The Process

The Custom Silicon Solutions ASIC Development Process provides a proven roadmap for developing a custom integrated circuit. Milestones in this process include:

Application Review

  • Review of your system requirements
  • Establish ASIC requirements

ASIC Quotation

  • Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE)
  • Production Unit Price (at fully production quantities)
  • Development Schedule

Preliminary Design Review

  • Review Block Diagram
  • Establish Specifications
  • Establish Packaging Requirements
  • Establish Test Requirements
  • Review Schedule
  • Establish Target Die Size
  • Establish Fabrication Process

Initial Design & Layout

  • Complete Critical Circuits Design
  • Complete preliminary ASIC Floor Plan
  • Complete Built-In Test Features

Critical Design Review

  • Review Critical Circuit Performance
  • Report Physical Layout Status

Final Design & Layout

  • Complete Cell Level Design
  • Complete Top Level Design
  • Simulate Over Temperature and Voltage Range
  • Complete Design Rule Checks (DRC's)
  • Complete Layout Vs. Schematic (LVS)
  • Prepare Test Plans

Final Design Review

  • Review Simulations
  • Review Test Plans
  • Review Physical Layout
  • Proceed to Fabrication

Prototype Fabrication

  • Mask Fabrication
  • Silicon Fabrication

Test Program Development

  • Prototype Test Program
  • Preliminary Production Test Program

Prototype Evaluation

  • CSS Tests Prototype at Wafer Probe
  • CSS Tests Prototype in Package
  • Customer Evaluates Prototype

Prototype Acceptance Review

  • ASIC Performance Versus Specification
  • Reliability Testing Review
  • Yield Analysis Review
  • Proceed to Production
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