This turn key IC development program was a servo, power management, and flash memory interface IC intended for use in small form factor Portable Hard Disk Drivers. IC Design Services negotiated the semiconductor development contract, designed 100% of the analog and power management circuits and embedded a 10K gate digital ASIC coded by the Customer. The design contained IP elements;
Other IP blocks; Reference, Opamps, Comparators, Voltage regulation
This IC had over 200 specifications and was released to production in less than 1 year. IC Design Services Statistical design methodology enabled the IC to reach defect limited yield is less than 6 months; device was released to production with yield 5% below defect limited yield. The device shipped in high volume(>20 million units) for many years.