System on a Chip (SoC)
System-on-a-Chip (SoC) technology was designed for applications that require all components implemented at the chip level. This refers to integrating all components of an electronic system into a single integrated circuit (also considered a “chip”). This chip can contain a variety of signals including digital, analog, mixed-signal, and often RF functions, and does it all one single chip.
The System-on-a-Chip is determined by the package and assembly challenges that you face. SoC technology fabricates various chips and components that make up an entire electronic product, on a single chip.
Benefits of System-on-a-Chip:
- Smaller footprint and space requirements
- Higher performance due to increased amount of circuits on the chip
- Greater system reliability
- Can translate into lower cost for the end user
- Lower power requirements
Applications for System-on-a-Chip:
- Digital Signal Processors
- Embedded Systems
- Video Decoders
- Mobile Phones
- Cable and Satellite TV Set Top Boxes
- Portable Media Devices