Unique combination of high-voltage and Flash memory technology now
available to European academia and start-ups for IC prototyping
Imec is one of the world’s leading independent R&D institutes for nano-electronics and semiconductors. The EUROPRACTICE IC Service offered by imec and Fraunhofer brings ASIC design and manufacturing capability within the technical and financial reach of anyone who wishes to use ASICs. It offers low-cost ASIC prototyping and small volume production ramp-up to European universities and publicly funded research institutes for microelectronic and microsystem design through multi-project wafer (MPW) and dedicated wafer runs. To see the X-FAB listings on the MPW schedule for 2014, please click here.
X-FAB’s XH018 is the first and only 0.18 micrometer platform with high-temperature, high-voltage (HV) and non-volatile memory (NVM) capability including Flash and NVRAM IP. This modular mixed-signal high-voltage CMOS technology extends the operating temperature range of integrated circuits to +175°C. With the ability to integrate HV and NVM in a single platform, it is ideal for automotive applications and for motor control and power management or power-conversion applications for a wide range of voltages in industrial, medical and consumer systems.
X-FAB’s XT018 is the only trench dielectric isolated SOI foundry process with 200V MOS capability at 180nm. With an operating temperature range of -40 to 175°C, it supports a new generation of cost-effective “Super Smart Power” technologies. The XT018 process is ideally suited for high-performance systems requiring multiple voltage domains integrated and isolated in one chip. For example, it is useful for medical ultrasound applications and for applications that need bidirectional isolation, such as piezo actuators and capacitive-driven micromechanics.
MPW service for X-FAB’s XT018 and XH018 technology is available now through EUROPRACTICE at: http://www.europractice-ic.com/technologies_XFAB.php.
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