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Configurable Mixed-signal ICs and Asynchronous State Machines Can Optimize Embedded Designs
SoC and MCUs require external circuitry for power management, human interface or connecting to sensors. As a result, there are almost always comparators, op amps, level shifters, various logic and discrete transistors scattered across a design. These SoCs are almost never truly Systems on a Chip.
In some cases, the support logic needed can be swept up into a low-end FPGA. But usually this is not a cost saving over discrete components. It is also an inadequate solution since an FPGA cannot address analog or discrete components. For an embedded device, this challenge will be even more pronounced as an MCU or SoC cannot address all the possible sensor, power, and connectivity options.
Silego Announces GFET3 Integrated Power Switches in Wafer Level Chip Scale Packaging
Unlike other load switch products on the market in Wafer Level Chip Scale Package (WLCSP), Silego combines its world-class FET IP and system-level protection features in announcing three new, low RDSON feature-rich Integrated Power Switches.
Switches cover up to 4A high-side power control apps
The devices offer nFET and pFET low RDSON performance, minimising thermal gradients in medium-current applications, according to Silego.
Brain-boggler at ESC Boston 2017
Well, earlier today, Nathan and I had a very interesting conversation regarding the way in which one might implement GPAK-based neurons and connect them together to form the brain. I don’t want to say too much at the moment because our ideas are still in flux. What I will say is that we're envisaging each neuron being implemented as a small round circuit board as illustrated below.
Power Systems Design for Wearables: Life’s No PMIC – Q&A with Silego Technology
By Anne Fisher, Managing Editor at EECatalog. Considering an approach to power management that could re-invigorate wearables.
First Device in Family to Implement “Flexible Power Islands” newly published by Elektronikpraxis
Der SLG46125 von Silego Technology erweitert die GreenPAK-Familie (GPAK) von programmierbaren Mixed-Signal-ICs. Der neueste GPAK kann als ein ultrakleines Powermanagement-IC dienen.
I Got an Uber-Cool Badge and a Mega-Cool Idea at ESC Silicon Valley
Silego was giving away flashing LED badges based on its teeny-tiny GPAK mixed-signal FPGAs at ESC Silicon Valley.
Programmable mixed-signal IC technology adds power switching, sequencing
Silego Technology has extended its GreenPAK programmable mixed-signal IC architecture with a device that functions as a completely configurable and very small power management IC, with functions including voltage monitoring, power sequencing, reset and integrated low-on-resistance power switching.
Silego kicks off Electronica 2016
Silego, the configurable analogue specialist, kicked off the product announcement round at Electronica 2016 with five ICs addressing pcb-space-constrained applications in the industrial, in-cabin infotainment, and enterprise/embedded computing markets.
Silego: Voice-activated smart home controller
This paper shows how to create a voice-activated smart home controller. It involves creating a simple Android application and interfacing with a Bluetooth node, which is connected to several smart electrical outlets. This design is implemented with a SLG46620 GreenPAK device, an HC06 Bluetooth module, and a few relays.