Aplix claims that this analog IC can be used to connect a variety of home and office appliances, such as thermostats, water detectors, heaters and motors, to the Internet.
Aplix is also developing relevant digital logic and plans to supply its analog and digital circuitry in the form of intellectual property. A single-chip IoT solution (SoC) can be realized by combining Aplix IP with Bluetooth semiconductor IP and processor IP. Aplix said it plans to license its analog and digital design IP library to semiconductor companies and foundries.
BiCMOS 44pin QFN or 64pin QFP 0.5mm pitch that provides 3V power regulation; 8 or 16 channel comparator input; an 8 or 16 channel voltage level shifter; 4 channel LED driver and 4 channel analog switch, according to the company’s website.
But it appears to be part of a long-term plan to license the makings for a IoT interface ICs. The company has published a roadmap that extends to 2018.
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