GRL Announces Services for Analog and Mixed Signal Silicon Validation
Santa Clara, Calif., August 1, 2017 – Granite River Labs (GRL), a global leader in engineering services and test solutions for connectivity, today officially announced a comprehensive suite of services for pre and post-silicon validation of analog and mixed signal ICs, focusing especially on designs for demanding applications such as industrial, automotive and Internet of Things (“IoT”). These services complement GRL’s capabilities for high speed SERDES characterization, and are available from GRL facilities in Silicon Valley, Shanghai, Bangalore, Yokohama, and Taiwan.
GRL’s services support pre and post-silicon validation of:
- Sensing ICs, including MEMS (for optical, temperature, etc.)
- Signal conditioning ICs including integrated Analog Front Ends (AFEs), switches, amplifiers, and muxes
- I2C/SPI bus including General Purpose I/O, Analog to Digital/Digital to Analog Converters (ADCs/DACs), and display drivers
- Power management/power monitoring ICs
- Clocks, timers, and PLLs
“Analog Bits’ world-leading, silicon-proven mixed signal IP solutions require the utmost performance and reliability,” said Mahesh Tirupattur, Executive Vice President at Analog Bits. “Demanding automotive applications require thorough IC validation, including intensive characterization under stressful temperature and voltage conditions. GRL’s deep expertise in test development and execution has been critical to help us deliver automotive class IP solutions to market with confidence.”
“GRL is proud to offer highly customized programs to characterize complex analog and mixed signal devices,” said Miki Takahashi, GRL Vice President of Engineering. “Our team excels at working without a ‘roadmap’ to develop test methodologies and setups from scratch based on an intimate understanding of a chip’s design and features, and helping our customers efficiently meet aggressive schedules to release robust devices into the market.”
GRL’s services include:
- Signal and Power Integrity simulation and measurements
- Test methodology development and test environment setup
- Device characterization over Process, Voltage, and Temperature (PVT)
- Debugging and PHY tuning
- Project planning and management
- Test automation development and integration
About Analog Bits
Founded in 1995, Analog Bits, Inc. is the leading supplier of mixed-signal IP with a reputation for easy and reliable integration into advanced SOCs. Products include precision clocking macros such as PLLs & DLLs, programmable interconnect solutions such as multi-protocol SERDES and programmable I/O’s as well as specialized memories such as high-speed SRAMs and TCAMs. With billions of IP cores fabricated in customer silicon, from 0.35-micron to 7-nm processes, Analog Bits has an outstanding heritage of “first-time-working” with foundries and IDMs. Learn more at www.analogbits.com.
About Granite River Labs (GRL)
The world’s leading Engineering Services and Test Automation Solutions firm for connectivity, GRL helps engineers solve tough design and validation challenges. GRL began in 2010 with a vision to provide affordable test services to help hardware developers implement digital interface technologies as they become faster, more complex, and more challenging to test. Today, GRL has worked with hundreds of companies from our worldwide test facilities and R&D centers. Learn more at www.graniteriverlabs.com.
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