A New, No-Compromise Hardware Option that Will
Meet Your Cost, Schedule & Risk Budgets
© Triad Semiconductor 2013
www.triadsemi.com 2
Integration Drivers
• Low cost
• Improved Size, Weight & Power
• Improved Reliability
• Exacting Perfo...
www.triadsemi.com 3
Meet William Farlow
Designs 16‐bit ADCs coupled 
with embedded micros Helped ARM architect & 
debug th...
www.triadsemi.com 4
Your Mixed-Signal Integration Partner
Our Team ‐ Centuries 
of combined ASIC design & 
delivery experi...
www.triadsemi.com 5
Mixed-Signal Integration Partner
• Expert Design Team
• Mission Critical Applications
• Fully Certifie...
www.triadsemi.com 6
“Off Road” Vehicle
BUYERS GUIDE
MSRP: $2,499,999,999
AS‐IS WARRANTY
Delivery fees may apply
www.triadsemi.com 7
Precision Guided Munitions
www.triadsemi.com 8
Ultrasonic Surgical Devices
www.triadsemi.com 9
Ultra Low Power Gas Sensors
www.triadsemi.com 10
Security Systems
www.triadsemi.com 11
Touchscreen Controllers
www.triadsemi.com 12
Needs Across Markets
LowLow MediumMedium HighHigh
Production Volume
Defense Medical Industrial Consum...
www.triadsemi.com 13
Integration Options?
LowLow MediumMedium HighHigh
Production Volume
Full 
Custom
ASIC
Defense Medical...
www.triadsemi.com 14
What if we could
bottle this stuff?
We have…
Custom 
VCA
Full 
Custom
Existing 
VCA
ViaASICs built fr...
www.triadsemi.com 15
Integration Options at Any Production Volume
LowLow MediumMedium HighHigh
Production Volume
Custom 
V...
www.triadsemi.com 16
Obsolescence Issues?
Older products needing low volume 
form‐fit‐function replacements?
40 year old m...
www.triadsemi.com 17
Emerging Applications & Localization
• Evolving requirements
• Market feedback
• Diverging local spec...
www.triadsemi.com 18
Integration Options Versus Your Needs
Lowest
Unit Cost
Obsolescence Emerging Apps Localization High‐V...
Triad Semiconductor Inc., Confidential 19
Market Opportunity – Value Quantified
Seamless migration from ultra‐low to 10M+ ...
Triad Semiconductor Inc., Confidential 20
VCA‐1 Proof of Concept 
Silicon introduced
Triad founded by Jim 
Kemerling
Triad...
Triad Semiconductor Inc., Confidential 21
ADC
REG
REG
DAC
Micro
Market Opportunity
Drivers for Integration
• Size, Weight ...
Triad Semiconductor Inc., Confidential 22
Analog IP – Decade+ investment in 
growing an expansive analog  & mixed‐
signal ...
Triad Semiconductor Inc., Confidential 23
www.triadsemi.com 24
Analog IP Factory
Systematically creating reusable mixed‐signal IP since 2002
OpAmps
Low NoiseLow Noi...
www.triadsemi.com 25
Via Configurable Array Technology
• Op amps
• Resistors
• Capacitors
• Transistors
• Switches
• Band ...
www.triadsemi.com 26
VCA‐12
VCA Analog Tile Example
26
Resource Value
Single‐ended Op‐Amp 1
Output stage 1
0.1pF MIM Caps ...
www.triadsemi.com 27
Working with Triad
ADC
REG
REG
CPU
FPGA
Define opportunity Development
proposal
3‐6 month
development...
www.triadsemi.com 28
Triad’s Integrated Software Flow
Integrated software enables 
rapid development of ViaASICs
ViaASIC D...
www.triadsemi.com 29
www.triadsemi.com 30
www.triadsemi.com 31
www.triadsemi.com 32
www.triadsemi.com 33
www.triadsemi.com 34
Next Steps
• Visit www.TriadSemi.com
• Follow on Twitter: @viadesigner
Randy Bradley
Business Dev Man...
Triad Semiconductor Inc., Confidential 35
Integrated 
Circuit
Application 
Specific 
Traditional ASICs
• Long development
...
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The Automotive Industry needs Very Light Cars or VLC. Electronics integration is part of the answer. Emerging applications need the ability to change hardware features as the market demands. In this presentation, Triad Semiconductor offers a seamless set of solutions that span low, medium and high-volume production requirements. Triad's ViaASICs are a better ASIC solution that allow for rapid-prototyping and fast time to market with breakthrough improvements in total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) and Time-to-Market (TTM). Triad's ViaASIC utilize patented Via Configurable Array (VCA) technology, and a powerful set of mixed signal design tools to reduce Via ASIC (custom silicon) development times down to as little as 3-5 months. Fabrication costs can be reduced from $1M down to as little as $10,000. Watch the presentation to see how to radically reduce the development costs of your next electronics integration project.

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  1. 1. A New, No-Compromise Hardware Option that Will Meet Your Cost, Schedule & Risk Budgets © Triad Semiconductor 2013
  2. 2. www.triadsemi.com 2 Integration Drivers • Low cost • Improved Size, Weight & Power • Improved Reliability • Exacting Performance • Long‐term Supply • Protect Your IP • Innovate in Hardware Full  Custom ASIC
  3. 3. www.triadsemi.com 3 Meet William Farlow Designs 16‐bit ADCs coupled  with embedded micros Helped ARM architect &  debug the Cortex‐M0 Long haul RS485 driver (succeeded where three  other companies failed) Made large screen  touchscreen  controllers a reality William is a mixed‐signal IC designer at Triad
  4. 4. www.triadsemi.com 4 Your Mixed-Signal Integration Partner Our Team ‐ Centuries  of combined ASIC design &  delivery experience From Mixed‐Signal Design Leaders
  5. 5. www.triadsemi.com 5 Mixed-Signal Integration Partner • Expert Design Team • Mission Critical Applications • Fully Certified – Defense, FDA Class II, ISO,  Automotive • World‐Class Supply Chain • Long‐term Supply Partner • Patented Technology – Hardware – Software • Breakthrough integration solution Partners • Founded 2002 • 45 Employees • Headquartered in  Winston‐Salem NC
  6. 6. www.triadsemi.com 6 “Off Road” Vehicle BUYERS GUIDE MSRP: $2,499,999,999 AS‐IS WARRANTY Delivery fees may apply
  7. 7. www.triadsemi.com 7 Precision Guided Munitions
  8. 8. www.triadsemi.com 8 Ultrasonic Surgical Devices
  9. 9. www.triadsemi.com 9 Ultra Low Power Gas Sensors
  10. 10. www.triadsemi.com 10 Security Systems
  11. 11. www.triadsemi.com 11 Touchscreen Controllers
  12. 12. www.triadsemi.com 12 Needs Across Markets LowLow MediumMedium HighHigh Production Volume Defense Medical Industrial ConsumerAutomotive Demanding Performance Long‐Term Supply Value @ Volume Superior Quality
  13. 13. www.triadsemi.com 13 Integration Options? LowLow MediumMedium HighHigh Production Volume Full  Custom ASIC Defense Medical Industrial ConsumerAutomotive
  14. 14. www.triadsemi.com 14 What if we could bottle this stuff? We have… Custom  VCA Full  Custom Existing  VCA ViaASICs built from Triad’s Via Configurable Array (VCA) Technology
  15. 15. www.triadsemi.com 15 Integration Options at Any Production Volume LowLow MediumMedium HighHigh Production Volume Custom  VCA Full  Custom Existing  VCA Defense Medical Industrial ConsumerAutomotive
  16. 16. www.triadsemi.com 16 Obsolescence Issues? Older products needing low volume  form‐fit‐function replacements? 40 year old missile program Existing  VCA Custom  VCA
  17. 17. www.triadsemi.com 17 Emerging Applications & Localization • Evolving requirements • Market feedback • Diverging local specs • Respond – Quickly – Cost effectively – Minimize risk Existing  VCA Custom  VCA
  18. 18. www.triadsemi.com 18 Integration Options Versus Your Needs Lowest Unit Cost Obsolescence Emerging Apps Localization High‐Volume‘Industrial’ Custom  VCA Full  Custom Existing  VCA Fastest Time to Market Lowest Development Cost Seamless migration path from low to high volume
  19. 19. Triad Semiconductor Inc., Confidential 19 Market Opportunity – Value Quantified Seamless migration from ultra‐low to 10M+ production volumes via groundbreaking Fast‐Full‐Custom™ methodology. Custom VCA Existing  VCA Low Volume Solution Existing VCAs  plus ViaDesigner software Low Volume  (up to 200K/yr) Low Volume  (up to 200K/yr) Mid Volume Solution Optimized Custom VCA  by Triad Mid Volume  (up to 2M/yr) Mid Volume  (up to 2M/yr) High Volume Solution Full Custom mixed  signal  IC by Triad High Volume  (2M+/yr) High Volume  (2M+/yr) Sales VolumeSales Volume Custom VCA Full  Custom Existing  VCA Full  Custom Best Better OkayIP ReuseIP Reuse $10K Not an option* Not an option*Cost to PrototypesCost to Prototypes <$50K $200K‐$400K $400K ‐ $1M+Total Dev CostsTotal Dev Costs 4 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks1st Fabrication Time1st Fabrication Time 4 weeks 4 weeks 12 weeksRespin TimeRespin Time Okay Better BestUnit PriceUnit Price Note * ‐ Optimized VCAs and Full‐Custom require a production commitment from all vendors before starting 3‐6 months 7‐10 months 12‐18 monthsDevelopment TimeDevelopment Time
  20. 20. Triad Semiconductor Inc., Confidential 20 VCA‐1 Proof of Concept  Silicon introduced Triad founded by Jim  Kemerling Triad Semiconductor History 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2011 201220102007 2013 VCA 1 VCA 2 VCA 3 VCA 4 VCA 5 VCA 6 VCA 7 VCA 8 VCA 9 VCA 10 VCA 11 VCA 12 VCA 13 VCA 14 VCA 15 Inc 500 fastest  growing company  10X growth from  ‘08‐’11 Fortune 100s  adopt VCAs Introduced VCA  tech to US Market Partnered with  ARM for  configurable SoCs Acquired  ViASICPartnered with ViASIC to develop configurable  analog ViaDesigner software intro  with Mentor 150% growth Semiconductor foundry partners Growing portfolio of via  configurable arrays and  mixed‐signal IP
  21. 21. Triad Semiconductor Inc., Confidential 21 ADC REG REG DAC Micro Market Opportunity Drivers for Integration • Size, Weight & Power • IP Protection • Cost Savings • Manufacturability Barriers Traditional ASIC development is too expensive and time  consuming  to amortize across low –mid volumes Full  Custom Seamless migration from ultra‐low to 10M+ production volumes via groundbreaking Fast‐Full‐Custom™ methodology. In low to mid volume markets customers implement their  designs as discrete circuits on PCBs. Markets are demanding  higher levels of analog & mixed signal integration. ASIC Large, expensive PCB solution Existing  VCA Low Volume Solution Existing VCAs plus ViaDesigner   software delivers breakthrough  reduction in TCO and TTM for IC  development. Custom VCA Medium Volume Solution Triad develops a custom VCA  optimized to meet the customer’s  performance and cost goals  leveraging VCA’s breakthrough Time to  Market  and TCO  advantages. Low Volume (up to 200K/yr)Low Volume (up to 200K/yr) Mid Volume (up to 2M/yr)Mid Volume (up to 2M/yr) High Volume (2M+)High Volume (2M+) Barriers – “IP Theft” IDMs will  resale a customer’s custom IC as  a std product to the competition. High Volume Solution True ASIC Partner. Triad does not make std products and will  protect customer’s IP and  hardware advantage. 100’s of years of IC design experience Vast IP library Low unit cost , high  performance and optimized  size & power are needed in  the consumer market. Full‐ custom ASICs are expensive  to deliver and  require a  partner with extensive  expertise and infrastructure.
  22. 22. Triad Semiconductor Inc., Confidential 22 Analog IP – Decade+ investment in  growing an expansive analog  & mixed‐ signal IP library . Triad IP spans low‐level  functions  like transistor and includes high‐ level IP: micros, filters & high‐speed ADCs. Triad Technology Hardware Software Tiles ‐ are highly reusable blocks of well  characterized IP that are grouped together.   This tiles span performance requirements  across power, speed and noise specifications.  Tiles enable the rapid, low‐risk assembly of  Optimized Arrays from proven IP.  Fabric – patented via‐configurable fabric  delivers breakthrough TCO & TTM when  coupled with Triad’s ViaPath (via‐only)  place & route software.  Existing Arrays – Growing family of 15  VCAs optimized for a wide range of  applications and price points. Existing  VCA ViaDesigner – complete mixed design &  simulation software for the development  of VCAs.  Powerful & easy‐to‐use design  wizards kick‐start user’s designs. ViaWare – proprietary analog & mixed‐signal  synthesis and mapping software. Viaware maps  high‐level design wizards into VCA tiles and low‐ level IP.  ViaPath – patented,  mixed‐signal‐aware place  and route software  developed by Triad.  DAC ADC Enables system‐level engineers to design their  own VCAs without the need for full‐custom skills. Vias placed in the fabric.
  23. 23. Triad Semiconductor Inc., Confidential 23
  24. 24. www.triadsemi.com 24 Analog IP Factory Systematically creating reusable mixed‐signal IP since 2002 OpAmps Low NoiseLow Noise Single EndedSingle Ended DifferentialDifferential Low PowerLow Power WidebandWideband Prog GainProg Gain IntstrumentationIntstrumentation OTAOTA TIATIA High VoltageHigh Voltage Low NoiseLow Noise Low‐Level ResistorsResistors HiVal ResistorsHiVal Resistors CapacitorsCapacitors SwitchesSwitches Matched‐C SwMatched‐C Sw Matched‐R SwMatched‐R Sw NFETNFET PFETPFET NFET FingersNFET Fingers PFET FingersPFET Fingers MuxesMuxes BandgapBandgap BiasBias Power on ResetPower on Reset ComparatorsComparators ADCs Sigma DeltaSigma Delta SARSAR PipelinedPipelined 8‐24 bits8‐24 bits SIF ADCSIF ADC DC‐150MSPSDC‐150MSPS DACs 6‐16 bits6‐16 bits Sigma DeltaSigma Delta SegmentedSegmented StringString Current SteeringCurrent Steering ReferenceReference Filters ContinuousContinuous Switched CapSwitched Cap Low, High, NotchLow, High, Notch BandpassBandpass DigitalDigital Signal Path IntegratorIntegrator Switched CapSwitched Cap Sample & HoldSample & Hold Bridge ExciteBridge Excite Power PWMPWM H‐BridgeH‐Bridge LDOLDO LinearLinear SwitchingSwitching Buck, BoostBuck, Boost LED DriveLED Drive Motor DriveMotor Drive High Voltage 150C+150C+ RegulatorsRegulators H‐BridgeH‐Bridge OpAmps…OpAmps… Interface Config I/OConfig I/O LIN, CANLIN, CAN IIC, SPI, UARTIIC, SPI, UART LVDSLVDS Digital Custom DSPCustom DSP FiltersFilters ARM CoresARM Cores 80518051 RAMRAM Hi‐Temp NVMHi‐Temp NVM PLLPLL Crystal DriverCrystal Driver Onboard ClockOnboard Clock LVDT Sensor I/FLVDT Sensor I/F Onboard TempOnboard Temp Hi‐Temp IPHi‐Temp IP AHB/APB BusAHB/APB Bus uP PeripherialsuP Peripherials
  25. 25. www.triadsemi.com 25 Via Configurable Array Technology • Op amps • Resistors • Capacitors • Transistors • Switches • Band Gaps • ADCs, DACs • Regulators • Logic, RAM • ARM CPUs • … Triad develops full‐custom high‐ performance mixed signal IP 1 2 IP is grouped into a variety of tiles • Single‐Ended • Differential • Low‐Noise • Wideband • High Voltage • FET Tiles • Rad‐Hard • Memory • PHYs • … Tiles are assembled to create a VCA  targeted at a particular application space 3 4 A patented global routing fabric covers  the entire array 5 Triad’s mixed‐signal aware  place & route tool puts vias in  the fabric to connect resources 6 A single via mask is  processed against  staged wafersViaASIC VCA
  26. 26. www.triadsemi.com 26 VCA‐12 VCA Analog Tile Example 26 Resource Value Single‐ended Op‐Amp 1 Output stage 1 0.1pF MIM Caps 32 Remainder MIM Caps 28 Switches (SW01) 20 Resistors 37 NMOS Transistors 7 PMOS Transistors 7 Switches (SW02) 6 Analog Logic (AL01) 24 Analog Logic (AL02) 8 VCA‐12 contains 8 of these single‐ ended op‐amp analog tiles VCA‐12 5V  Single‐Ended  Op‐Amp Tile
  27. 27. www.triadsemi.com 27 Working with Triad ADC REG REG CPU FPGA Define opportunity Development proposal 3‐6 month development Revisions in 4‐weeks Long‐Term Supply of custom parts 5, 10, 15+  yearsRefine requirements Turnkey High‐Level  Front‐End Design Prototype  Fabrication Production  Fabrication Package &  Test Detailed  Back‐End Design Custom VCA Existing  VCA Full  Custom Detailed  Back‐End Design High‐Level  Front‐End Design Prototype  Fabrication Production  Fabrication Package &  Test Existing  VCA High‐Level  Front‐End Design Prototype  Fabrication Production  Fabrication Package &  Test Detailed  Back‐End Design Custom VCA Existing  VCA 20132014
  28. 28. www.triadsemi.com 28 Triad’s Integrated Software Flow Integrated software enables  rapid development of ViaASICs ViaASIC Design &  Simulation Mixed‐Signal  Synthesis VCA Fitting Via‐Only  Place & Route Design Wizards Physical verification IP Repository SystemVision System Simulation 2013 2014
  29. 29. www.triadsemi.com 29
  30. 30. www.triadsemi.com 30
  31. 31. www.triadsemi.com 31
  32. 32. www.triadsemi.com 32
  33. 33. www.triadsemi.com 33
  34. 34. www.triadsemi.com 34 Next Steps • Visit www.TriadSemi.com • Follow on Twitter: @viadesigner Randy Bradley Business Dev Manager rbradley@triadsemi.com 561‐758‐0240 Phil Muehring VP of Sales phil@triadsemi.com 952‐451‐4658 John Seibel ViaASIC FAE jseibel@triadsemi.com 865‐603‐9810 Reid Wender VP Marketing & Tech Sales rwender@triadsemi.com 865‐684‐5106 See a  ViaDesigner  Demo Discuss your  integration idea ViaDesigner.com  (Closed Beta)  Invitation Only  Access • Email: info@triadsemi.com • Visit www.ViaDesigner.com
  35. 35. Triad Semiconductor Inc., Confidential 35 Integrated  Circuit Application  Specific  Traditional ASICs • Long development • Expensive dev • Risky development • High volume only A better ASIC. Application specific  optimization, integrated circuit  benefits – without traditional ASIC  headaches. Via Configurable Arrays • 3‐6 month development cycle • Low cost development • Low risk – 4‐week re‐spin • Any production volume

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