Cadence Mixed-Signal technology enables unique healthcare solution and saves 12 weeks in design time
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Wireless consumer devices are the technology drivers in the global electronics market. The relentless demand for new features and functionality is creating unprecedented growth in mixed-signal, low-power applications. Recently, companies in the healthcare field have begun applying similar technologies to new applications such as remote patient monitoring. Cadence holistic mixed-signal solutions, honed on consumer product designs, are equally crucial in these new market areas.
Toumaz Technology—the leading provider of ultra low-power wireless infrastructure for body monitoring solutions—has developed Sensium, an ultra low-power wireless sensor interface and transceiver platform for a digital plaster-style application. The plaster (a band aid-like device) is adhered to the wearer to do remote real-time health care monitoring. Using the Cadence mixed-signal verification technology based on Cadence® Virtuoso® Analog Design Environment (ADE) and AMS Designer Simulator, Toumaz developed a complex mixed-signal chip, ensuring first silicon success and reducing the design time by 12 weeks.
"I don't think it would have been possible to design this chip before real mixed-signal tools were available." Alison Burdett, CEO Toumaz