• 2023-07-13 00:00:00 UTC

    Floriberto Lima of SILICONGATE reveals new breakthroughs in high-precision RC oscillators and temperature sensors to D&R's Gabriele Saucier

    Interview by Gabriele Saucier, D&R, where  Floriberto Lima showcases new high-precision RC oscillator and temperature sensor.

  • 2023-07-12 00:00:00 UTC

    SG's webpage is up again

    Our new website is live and we can't wait for you to see it. The new website showcases our IPs and services with easy navigation and updated content. You can also talk to our expert or send us a message. Go to to browse our new website and find out how we can support you with your IP solutions.

  • 2023-06-20 00:00:00 UTC

    The 3rd generation IPs are out

    At the TSMC Technology Symposiums (USA and Europe), SILICONGATE displayed its cutting-edge IPs, including the 3rd generation RC Oscillator (SGC21548), the High Efficiency DC/DC Converters (SGC67), and the High PSRR LDOs (SGC77). These IPs provide high accuracy, ultra-low power consumption, and over 100 dB PSRR for critical applications. The symposium attendees were amazed by our IPs. If you did not get a chance to talk to us, you can meet us at DAC in San Francisco in July or reach out to us anytime to discover SILICONGATE.

  • 2023-02-06 00:00:00 UTC

    Call for special issue of Sensors on "PVT Sensing and Compensation"

    We are pleased to announce that our CTO, Prof. Marcelinos Santos, is co-editing a special issue of Sensors on "PVT Sensing and Compensation". This issue will cover the latest research and developments on process, voltage and temperature sensing and compensation techniques. If you are interested in contributing to this topic, please submit your paper by August 25.

  • 2022-10-26 00:00:00 UTC

    SILICONGATE is at TSMC’s OIP Ecosystem Forum in Santa Clara

    SILICONGATE is at TSMC’s OIP Ecosystem Forum in Santa Clara and honouring the country where we are we started the National Pumpkin Day carving a pumpkin for our booth. Visit us at booth 920, bring your own pumpkin or just check how we can help you improve your SoC with the Ludicrous Low Power Mode!

  • 2022-07-20 00:00:00 UTC

    Explaining the Ludicrous Low Power Mode at DAC2022

    Our CEO, Floriberto Lima, explains in an interview to Gabriele Saucier, D&R, the Ludicrous Low Power Mode (L2P)

  • 2022-07-05 00:00:00 UTC

    Ludicrous Low Power (L2P)

    SILICONGATE LDA, the leading provider of Power Management Mixed Signal IP Solutions for ASIC/SoC, announced today the Ludicrous Low Power Mode (L²P). Challenges drive innovation but when you add a motivational word that well describes it, the results can be amazing. This was exactly what happened with the development of the Ludicrous Low Power Mode. For two years SILICONGATE’s Linear Team led the development of the Ludicrous Low Power Mode. Just the name generated smiles and laugh. The challenge was to develop a voltage regulator with “0” quiescent. No load, no quiescent. The “holy grail” to enable ultra-low power systems without a quiescent floor. The result was a voltage regulator with L²P. The L²P was developed for the SGC77 family of voltage regulators and works as an add-on, enabling the regulator to reduce its quiescent with the load down to virtually “0” quiescent.“There is no real limit on how low we can go. The quiescent of the voltage regulator scales down with the load, keeping it a fraction of the load.” said Marcelino Santos, CTO of SiliconGate. “We had to overcome many challenges, but this is exactly what motivates us and the result has arrived at the right time. We were able to prove it in silicon in time to introduce it on our return to DAC”SILICONGATE offers the highest performance power management solutions, highly flexible and programmable, from ultra-fast DC/DC converters and LDOs, to ultra-low power RTC, passing through RC and crystal oscillators, and high-resolution temperature measurement.

  • 2022-06-30 00:00:00 UTC

    Low-power battery charger and reverse protected charger solutions

    SILICONGATE announces its low-power battery charger and reverse protected charger solutions. The SGC71400 (a unidirectional low-dropout linear regulator) and SGC84300 (low-dropout battery charger) are the best solution for charger systems. Offering high stability and programmable voltage regulation, the SGC71400 allows fast system startups with low bat, while guaranteeing excellent current and voltage control.
    At the same time, the SGC84300 (a linear constant current (CC) / constant voltage (CV) operation battery charger) is the ideal solution for any type of chargeable Lithium battery.
    Combined, these IPs deliver the best solution for wearables or portable applications, like headsets.
    Visit our virtual booths at the TSMC 2022 Symposiums Virtual Websites, on June 30th, and take this opportunity to chat with Floriberto Lima, SILICONGATE CEO, to discover more about these and other SILCIONGATE Power Management Solutions

  • 2020-09-14 00:00:00 UTC

    Fourth automatic characterization line up and running

    SiliconGate sets itself apart with its comprehensive characterization services. We have invested in our fourth automated characterization line to ensure that each IP use is thoroughly characterized. This ensures quality and support for our customers. Characterization is essential for: finalizing the system definition, the IP design, and the integration process; creating the data base, hardware, and software that support the customer throughout the product lifetime; providing final data for the continued improvement process that ensures that our products keep evolving for the next generations.

  • 2019-06-05 00:00:00 UTC

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22 FDX Library Announcement at DAC 2019

    SILICONGATE, a leading provider of innovative IPs for critical applications, announced at DAC2019 the availability of its full IP library in GF22FDX, as well as partial libraries in TSMC16 and TSMC12. This expands the range of options and solutions that SILICONGATE can offer to its customers, who can benefit from the high performance, low power consumption, and reduced cost of these advanced technologies.

  • 2016-03-10 00:00:00 UTC

    THine Electronics Licenses SILICONGATE's Power Management IP Solutions for its Next Generation of Serial Interfaces

    SILICONGATE LDA, the leading provider of Power Management Mixed Signal IP Solutions for ASIC/SoC, today announced that THine Electronics, the world’s leader in high-speed serial interface and provider of mixed-signal LSI, has selected SiliconGate high performance Power Management IP’s for its next generation of high-speed serial interfaces.The next generation of high speed serial interfaces requires matching power management solutions allowing designers to overcome the new challenges.Satoshi Miura, Advanced Development Group Manager at THine Electronics, said “We decided to collaborate with SiliconGate because it’s a world’s top level power management IP vendor. We are delivering new high performance LSIs quickly to wide-ranging customers. Therefore this partnership will enable THine to satisfy more customers in various areas.”“THine is highly innovative company. We are proud to win THine as a customer," said Floriberto Lima, CEO of SiliconGate. "Power Management IP is no longer just voltage, clock and temperature. It is an enabling toolbox for new generations of chips with groundbreaking performances. And “”Powering your Success”” means we engage from conception to production to match the demanding end-user needs.”SILICONGATE offers the highest performance power management IP cores, highly flexible and programmable, from ultra-fast DC/DC converters and LDOs, to ultra-low power RTC, passing through low jitter oscillators and high resolution temperature measurement.

  • 2015-06-10 00:00:00 UTC

    Explaining the Ultra Fast DC/DC at DAC2015

    Our CEO, Floriberto Lima, explains in an interview to Gabriele Saucier, D&R, the Ultra Fast General Purpose DC/DC

  • 2013-09-26 00:00:00 UTC

    SILICONGATE Announces Failure Analysis Services

    SILICONGATE started providing failure analysis service as part of its Lab Characterization Service. SILICONGATE’s Photon Emission based failure analysis uses Photonic Science’s InGaAs / SWIR camera setup. This allows an ultra-fast response in case of detection of a leakage or latch-up issue and avoids bulky transfer of an intricate setup to a third party to run the failure analysis for issues that only occur in complex scenarios. “This combination of failure analysis and detailed characterization enables our customers to reduce their time to market and strengthens SILICONGATE’s position as a partner for success," said Floriberto Lima, CEO of SILICONGATE. "With this integrated solution we are able to quickly tackle all issues that result in photon emissions: latch-up, power down leakage and forward biased parasitic diodes (more common nowadays with the use multiple supply domains on the same analog core). As this is a visual inspection we can pin-point the issues even if they occur inside cores that we don’t have information about and help our customers close the loop quicker.”

  • 2012-09-12 00:00:00 UTC

    New Lab is Online

    We have moved our lab. The automation is now up and running, and we have also acquired a thermal stream and a temperature chamber for temperature characterization. These upgrades will allow us to enhance our testing capabilities and deliver better results for our customers.

  • 2012-07-18 00:00:00 UTC

    u-blox uses SiliconGate's power management IP for u-blox 7, the world’s lowest-power multi-GNSS platform

    SILICONGATE LDA, a specialized supplier of Power Management IP for ASIC/SoC, today announced that u-blox, the global leader in positioning and wireless technology for the machine-to-machine (M2M), automotive and consumer markets, has used SiliconGate’s High Performance Power Management IP in its newest generation core positioning technology platform u-blox 7. A key figure of UBX-G7020 is the high efficiency, requiring only 7 mW in continuous navigation.

  • 2012-06-04 00:00:00 UTC

    SiliconGate Debuts High Performance Power Management Cores at the 49th DAC.

    SILICONGATE LDA, a specialized supplier of Power Management IP for ASIC/SoC, today started demonstrating the high performance of its cores at the 49th DAC in San Francisco. At the show a lab test setup allows visitors to verify the high performance of SiliconGate’s cores. Among the 11 cores brought to the show are the company’s flagships: Nano Power RTC Oscillator; Ultra Fast Response DC/DC converter; and, Very High PSRR General Purpose LDO. And the novelties: PVT Sensor for Optimal Dynamic Voltage Scaling with Aging Compensation; and, Very High PSRR Class-D Audio Driver. Floriberto Lima, CEO of SiliconGate, said: "After the recognition we got in IP-SoC last year we are anxious to get the feedback from the visitors here. We also expect to get valuable marketing feedback and ideas for the next generations so that we keep the pace of innovation in line with the future market needs” “We expect the attention at this show to focus at to two TSMC 65nm cores: the Ultra-fast DCDC tested either with 1 A fast load transients or a real GPU load and a new sensor for Dynamic Voltage Scaling that ensures a specified guard band with minimum power for all frequency, process, temperature and aging conditions, tested with a 32-bit pipeline multiplier,” said Marcelino Santos, CTO of SiliconGate. “It is our first time in the US and we are very happy to be here.”

  • 2011-12-12 00:00:00 UTC

    SiliconGate Awarded First Prize at IP-SOC 2011

    SILICONGATE LDA, a specialized supplier of Power Management IP for ASIC/SoC, announced that It received the Best Paper Award at IP-SOC 2011 for its high performance Power Management IP. SiliconGate brought to the exhibition two of its high performance IPs, allowing conference participants to see the performance and to change the test setup conditions.The two IPs presented were the SGC67 buck DC/DC, with below 0.5 µs transient response time, and the SCG21510 32 kHz crystal oscillator for RTC, consuming under 25 nA."It was incredibly rewarding to come to IP-SOC 2011 and show our IP. For this type of performance you need to see it to believe it. Once we showed it, the positive feedback was immediate.” said Floriberto Lima, CEO of SiliconGate. "Currently our clients are high-end chip manufacturers, but I expect that given de advantages of using high performance IP, smaller external devices, improved robustness and better overall system performance, the use of high performance power management IP will spread quickly. The Best Paper Award was the cherry on top of the cake at the end of two very rewarding conference days.”“D&R is delighted to see the ongoing innovation from new dynamic IP providers of its community. Such a contribution make us believe in a bright future of the IP business as a catalyst of the whole Electronic System Industry development» added Gabriele Saucier CEO of D&R.

  • 2011-11-21 00:00:00 UTC

    New office at Porto

     SiliconGate Porto moves to a brand new office space.
    As the saying goes, “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow”... although still far from “mighty”, SiliconGate keeps strengthening its branches; this time at the Porto office.
    The brand new office space is located at the Science and Technology Park of University of Porto (UPTEC) newest build.
    In addition doubling the previously available area, the list of new facilities includes a training room, meeting rooms and an assortment of infrastructures that really make the difference at the end of a busy day. No less important is the stylish little cafeteria which serves a daily dish of networking as the space is shared with an endless list of technology startups located on the same building.
    “This significant step was on our business plan from day 1, but it is always rewarding to see it come true.”, said Floriberto Lima, CEO of SiliconGate. “As we gain market share and consolidate our customer base it is important to retribute to those who made this company and who will continue to drive its success. Having the best working conditions is not only a recognition of SiliconGate Porto current importance but also a statement of our expectations for the future.”
    SiliconGate is growing to keep... … Powering Your Sucess!

  • 2010-05-24 00:00:00 UTC

    Wolfson Selects SiliconGate to Supply Power Management IP for its Next Generation of High Performance Products

    SILICONGATE LDA, a specialized supplier of Power Management IP for ASIC/SoC, today announced that Wolfson Microelectronics plc, a global leader in high-performance mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the consumer electronics market, has selected SiliconGate to provide high-performance power management IP in a four year contract. After an extensive evaluation of several IP providers and their available solutions, Wolfson selected SiliconGate’s IP as a complement to its own high-performance IP portfolio and for its extreme performance and compact area.Holger Haiplik, Power Management IP Director at Wolfson Microelectronics, said: “We selected SiliconGate because of its world-class knowledge and expertise in high-performance power management IP.“Wolfson is leading the way in delivering innovative power management solutions to the consumer electronics market. This contract with SiliconGate will enable Wolfson to build on its existing portfolio of high-performance power management IP, therefore allowing system designers to develop ever more highly differentiated products.”"The Wolfson team was looking for a skilled IP provider that would help them keep their competitive advantage in power management and immediately we saw a good match to our IP," said Marcelino Santos, CTO of SiliconGate. "Wolfson also chose SiliconGate because increasing system complexity requires flexible IP providers able to understand the system and to contribute with customer optimized solutions. The four year deal is also a proof of confidence in our long term performance and we are thrilled to have the chance to participate in their success. "SiliconGate offers the highest performance power management IP cores including ultra fast DC/DC converters with 1.5 µs response time and ultra low power RTC crystal oscillators with 35 nA current consumption.

  • 2010-02-08 00:00:00 UTC

    First Silicon Results on Our Ultra Fast DC/DC

    We are excited to announce that we have begun characterizing our ultra fast DC/DC converter. This new DC/DC topology requires 4x less external capacitor than the competitors. The DC/DC is part of our second testchip, which also includes Voltage Reference, Charge Pump, LDO and Audio ADC. We will share more results soon.

Silicongate debuts high performance power management cores at the 49th dac.


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