Smart Sensors’ smart approach to custom ICs and SiPs

Swindon Silicon Systems, a Sensata Technologies company, provides custom integrated circuits, including tyre pressure monitoring system ICs. Its custom IC sensor solutions measure pressure, temperature, position, acceleration and proximity, all of which will be highlighted at this year’s Embedded World Digital as part of the company’s focus on the industrial sector, smart sensors and the IIoT.

Its background in sensor interface application specific integrated circuits for the connected world means Swindon can help engineers design intelligent and efficient factory automation and control systems that can boost productivity, extend system life and save energy.

“Standout features of Embedded World have always been the quality of the visitors and the wide range of projects they wish to discuss with exhibitors,” said Richard Mount, Swindon’s sales and marketing director. “We look forward to engaging with visitors to learn about their needs and to demonstrate how, as an end-to-end custom IC solutions company, our close partnership and collaboration with customers throughout the entire design and production process sets us apart from other suppliers.”

Smart sensors function by sensing, measuring, processing and interpreting and Swindon specialises in incorporating these functions into a mixed signal application specific integrated circuit or a system in package solution which the company states provides “many advantages and performance enhancements for the smart sensor over traditional discrete component-level solutions”. The company will use the show’s digital platform to explain how enhancing a product with a customer specific IC can provide a number of advantages including greater functionality, smaller size and lower overall cost.

A custom IC solution can also reduce a user’s inventory and bill of materials, protecting the originator’s intellectual property and provide longevity of their product life through non-obsolescence assurances. This is in sharp contrast to a solution manufactured using mainly standard components that are often made obsolete once the part is no longer sold in high enough volume by the supplier, says Swindon.

Embedded World Digital 2021, a virtual event, runs from March 1 to 5 2021

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