SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Dongbu HiTek announced the immediate availability of two new specialized process technologies at the 180nm node for implementing advanced analog, power, and mixed-signal chips destined for use in numerous applications. While the high-performance HP180 Analog CMOS process deploys precision-tuned active and passive components to implement data converters for medical and metrology applications, the BD180X BCDMOS process supports operating voltages over the 40V-to-60V range for industrial and automotive uses.
According to Lou Hutter, senior VP and GM of Dongbu HiTek’s Analog Foundry Business Unit: “Our new Analog CMOS HP180 process establishes a milestone achievement for the foundry industry as it gives today’s electronic designers a best-in-class option to achieve differentiation in their products without depending exclusively on traditional analog IDMs.”
Hutter noted that the HP180 process supports operating voltages up to 24V as it combines unmatched NMOS and PMOS noise performance with voltage-stable PIP capacitors and thin-film resistor matching that meet the most demanding design requirements. He expects the HP180 process to be enthusiastically received by fabless chip designers looking to develop standalone precision data converters or integrated high-performance analog system-on-chip designs.
Hutter has led the Dongbu HiTek analog foundry team to become a top developer and provider of specialized process technologies since joining the company in 2008.
Commenting on the new mixed-signal processes launched, he stated: “Our new BD180X process underscores Dongbu HiTek’s global leadership in expanding upon the capabilities of our BCDMOS process at the 180nm node to serve a broader range of consumer and automotive applications. Supporting 40V-to-60V operating voltages, this latest process complements our companion BD180LV process that supports 7V-to-30V operating voltages in mobile applications.”
He confirmed that Dongbu HiTek is currently sampling BCDMOS chips for ultra high-voltage automotive and industrial applications that are implemented with its proprietary UHV 700V process.