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Jan 24th, 2014
Sondrel helps Chinese start-up QST develop mixed signal chip for mobile devices
IC design house meets 'aggressive' chip development schedules.
Sondrel, one of the world’s leading system-to-silicon IC design consultancies, has announced details of a successful partnership with QST Corporation, a start-up semiconductor company in China focusing on innovative MEMS and other sensor products. Founded in early 2012, QST engaged Sondrel in October of the same year to help develop a mixed signal sensor chip for use in smart phones and tablets. This summer, fully functional samples of the chip – used as a navigational compass – were with a leading mobile device customer for evaluation. For this project, Sondrel used Olympus-SoC™, the high performance physical implementation platformfrom Mentor Graphics, which, due to its unique ability to handle large designs, enabled the IC design house to progress a flat design, thereby reducing complexity, cost and time.
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