disruptive solutions for an analog world
analog alchemy offers a range of services covering a broad spectrum of the silicon world.
Analog Alchemy is an independent design company based in Munich, Germany. We are a team of experienced, world class analog IC design engineers who can handle your toughest analog IC design challenges, and provide “system aware” solutions. Semiconductor companies in the past have strived to optimize silicon performance and level of integration. System vendors have focused on optimizing their architectures based on available “off the shelf” IC products, and in many cases have had to design around the implementation choices the semiconductor manufacturer has made.
We have a proven track record of defining IC products based on a solid understanding of system design objectives, bridging the gap between system design and analog IC design through novel ways of analog signal processing and IC architectures. Our IC designs enable vendors to build innovative, cost-effective and market-leading products.
Our company offers services and consulting for the development of challenging analog IC products. The range of our services starts at the design of critical IC functions but extends to whole turnkey solutions. It includes all aspects of IC product development, from the analysis of customer (system vendors) requirements, product definition, system and circuit design to layout design and lab characterization.
Analog Alchemy’s first class system & ASIC design support has been essential for Infineon to meet the tight schedule to enter the market of high-performance Barometric Pressure Sensors for Mobile, Wearable Gadgets and IoT Devices. The Analog Alchemy team developed the entire Signal-Path comprising MEMS Signal-Conditioning, Reference-Signal Generation, Analog-to-Digital Converter and the DSP algorithm for the first generation ASIC. Each development phase from concept study, system design and architecture development to the circuit & layout implementation has been executed without any delay, meeting all deadlines. Analog Alchemy provided extensive ASIC characterization & LAB evaluation support, which enabled the verification of key performance parameters within one week after Fab-out. First silicon shows full performance of the Signal-Path, exceeding specifications of state of the art competitors at just half the power consumption. The ASIC will go directly into production without any further modifications. The sensor demonstrates a new level of pressure accuracy, equivalent to +/- 5cm resolution in elevation, enabling applications ranging from assisted location, navigation through sport and fitness to real-time weather monitoring.
Dr. Ulrich Krumbein | Head of R&D, Device Physics Discretes
Lantiq enables carrier innovations for Next Generation Networks and Digital Homes. Lantiq chose Analog Alchemy’s team to work on its Gigabit Ethernet Solutions because of its deep understanding of complex system design objectives. The team’s engineering excellence in designing High Speed ADC, Line Driver and Clock Management Circuits reinforced our choice. The quality of Analog Alchemy’s project management, its expertise in mixed-signal design as well as its commitment are outstanding and strengthened Lantiq’s ability to exceed the performance requirements defined by standards. I highly recommend Analog Alchemy and look forward to continued success with them as a key technology partner.
Mario Träber | Senior Director Research & Development – System Technology Gateway & Ethernet
For our tunable RF products, EPCOS needed a high quality ADC to compliment the available digital core. We selected Analog Alchemy because of their in-depth expertise and proven ability in high-performance ADC design. Their skills in combination with the Analog Alchemy team commitment, allowed them to design successfully an ultra low power 10b SAR ADC meeting our very strict timing goal. The ADC works without flaws, according to the functionality requested, and meets easily power and size targets we have set.
André van Geelen | Executive Vice President and General Manager
Infineon has selected Analog Alchemy as their development partner for the next generation of MEMS Microphone ASICs. Analog Alchemy’s concept- and implementation expertise has been essential to achieve an optimal solution for a fully calibrated MEMS Microphone. The System Architecture has been implemented with innovative, state-of-the-art circuits including a high-voltage circuit design in standard CMOS. Their advanced IC design knowledge, high quality of service and dedication lead to a timely execution of all designs steps and a successful release of the ASIC for production. Our cooperation resulted in an innovative, fully calibrated MEMS Microphone with an extremely narrow sensitivity distribution. We are looking forward to continued success with Analog Alchemy as a key technology partner.
Dr. Christian Mandl | Program Management Silicon Microphone
The Analog Alchemy team has shown unquestionable expertise in the design of high performance analog circuits for our IP portfolio. Analog Alchemy always meets our aggressive design schedules for the characterization circuits of our RF CMOS process. The team provided insightful knowledge and swift support during the development of our 150nm high-performance, analog, mixed-signal and RF state of the art PDK. The partnership with Analog Alchemy is of tremendous benefit to LFoundry, and we would readily recommend the company’s services and high standards of deliverables. We look forward to the continued development of our working relationship with Analog Alchemy.
Dr. Gerhard Spitzlsperger | Chief Technology Officer