Wearable Technology Engineering Time Machine Introduced by Triad Semiconductor

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Triad’s rASIC™ technology reduces mixed signal ASIC development times by one full year. It is like giving a design team an engineering time machine to get to a wearable tech future a year ahead of the competition.

Triad Semiconductor announces rASIC™ solutions for rapid wearable technology IC development. An rASIC is a reconfigurable full custom mixed signal ASIC that radically reduces development times by one full year. Wearable tech applications are demanding high levels of integration to achieve the cost, size, weight, power and performance goals demanded in this rapidly evolving market segment. Design engineers are learning that they cannot simply rely on a bag full of discrete standard products to achieve their SWaP and cost goals for products to be worn on the body.

Triad’s rASICs give design teams the ability to rapidly and inexpensively integrate functions such as:

  •     EEG – brainwave monitoring
  •     ECG – heart waveform monitoring
  •     EMG – muscle measurements
  •     Pulse oximetry – heart rate and oxygen levels
  •     Skin resistance
  •     Implantable Neurostim
  •     TENS – nerve stimulation through the skin
  •     Motion sensing

Triad’s customers are quickly combining proven and IP with custom analog and digital circuits into reconfigurable rASIC solutions. After initial fabrication, an rASIC can be completely reconfigured with a single via-only mask layer change. This approach means that respins and product derivatives take days not months. This rapid time to working production devices is allowing design teams to once again innovate in hardware. An rASIC development is a full year faster than traditional custom IC development and development costs are 70% lower.

For design teams utilizing the Triad rASIC approach it is almost like having an engineering time machine that allows these teams to get products to market a full year ahead of the competition. And, an rASIC is a private device owned and protected by the developer. Unlike current standard product approaches where an ASSP or standard product is sold to everyone including the competition, companies utilizing rASICs are innovating in hardware and differentiating themselves from the competition.

Triad Semiconductor is a fabless provider of analog and mixed signal integration solutions. Triad translates customer’s design ideas from concept into a customized reconfigurable ASIC solution. Triad solutions deliver full custom performance and optimized production pricing for high volume applications. And, due to Triad’s lower cost of development rASICs are empowering low to mid volume users to innovate in custom silicon.

For more information about getting a design quickly and inexpensively into a custom rASIC contact Triad Semiconductor for an ASIC integration conversation – with an rASIC architect.

Triad Semiconductor
1760 Jonestown Road
Winston-Salem NC 27103


Contact: Reid Wender, VP of Sales & Marketing, rwender(at)triadsemi(dot)com

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