With overseas business history
Microsignal Co., Ltd.
We can conduct services from photo detector IC design to realize the ultimate sensitivity to optical performance evaluation.
We are a development type manufacturer that sells special-purpose ICs and LSIs used for sensors and communications. We can conduct services from detection algorithm design to circuit design and IC chip supply. We integrate an analog circuit for small signal processing and a logic circuit to form a super-sensitive sensor. We can develop a sensor IC that detects optical signals with a bandwidth of 1 MHz or above, and with a level of 10 nA or above. We provide 50 to 250 Mbps or higher optical light photo detector ICs and Tx driver ICs for short distance optical communications.
Sales Pitch1 : Photo detector photo diode
You can develop new Optical sensor with high speed or high efficiency.
You get top level optical sensor.
Top level sensitivity on the world. Top level high speed for detecting.
Product and technology information
[Product description] Sensitivity can be enhanced two- to five-fold compared with photo detector ICs for conventional optoelectronic sensors. Our original photo detecting structure makes it possible to enhance the sensitivity of the photo detector IC to the level of the conventional limit or higher. This is done without having to increase the cost. A shield on the exterior of the IC becomes unnecessary. Our original photo detector structure makes it possible to completely shield the photo detector portion from noise without having to increase the cost. Our detector is not susceptible to external noise. [Market share/Ranking] We have a 100% share in the area of high-sensitivity, external noise removing type photo detector ICs for photoelectric sensors. There are no competitive products that have equivalent performance and functions. [Intellectual property] We have applied for patents. [Major facilities and equipment] LSI development CAD (CADENCE), various circuit simulators, light spectrum analyzer, laser trimmer, wire bonder. Bit error rate measurement equipment, network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, light power meter, laser modulation light source, etc.
[Product description] We supply products can detect a 10-nA input signal. Automatic offset cancellation functionality is built in. Offset setting and gain setting functions can be built in by using exterior serial signals. (It is possible to remove the trimmer which is used for adjusting the offset and the gain of a sensor amplifier circuit.) Real-time measurement data can be obtained as serial data at any time by using the asynchronous type built-in counter. A digital circuit can be migrated to a high-speed, high-gain analog circuit. [Major facilities and equipment] LSI development CAD (CADENCE), various circuit simulators, light spectrum analyzer, laser trimmer, wire bonder. Bit error rate measurement equipment, network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, light power meter, laser modulation light source, etc.
[Product description] The multiplication value can be externally switched. Downsizing and reduced power consumption can be realized by integration into a single chip. Analog waveforms can be monitored. These products are switchable among 1 multiplier, 2 multipliers, 4 multipliers, and 8 multipliers by using an external terminal. A-phase, B-phase, and Z-phase signals are output. This is a space-saving, lead-free BGA package. [Market share/Ranking] There are no equivalent products in Japan. [Intellectual property] We have applied for patents. [Major facilities and equipment] Optical beam projector for optical performance measurement, light emitting device modulation driver, oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, laser source, and LED light source.
[Company strength] We assure top-level quality and reliability because we consign manufacturing to major semiconductor manufacturers. We make use of a mass production line, so we can supply products at a low cost. We can utilize an optimal semiconductor process according to the user’s needs, so we can supply high-performance products and products with good cost performance. We have arranged an IC development system from circuit design to product evaluation. We can develop and provide products that users really need. We have enhanced sensitivity to about double the sensitivity of conventional products commercialized by other companies. [Business description] We are a semiconductor venture business that develops and sells ICs and LSIs used for sensors and communications. We are a development type semiconductor manufacturer. We conduct manufacturing according to the processes of major semiconductor manufacturers. We also design photo detector structures and circuits in-house. We are willing to accept orders from overseas semiconductor manufacturers that make low-priced products, in addition to major Japanese semiconductor manufacturers. We evaluate electric features and also confirm optical performance and quality. We also support small-lot prototype manufacturing for R&D, as well as mass production. [Industry] IC/LSI design, development, manufacturing, and sales [Strength of products/technologies] We can support integrated development from detection algorithm development according to the user’s application to circuit design and IC chip supply. We can provide 50 Mbps or higher and -25 dBm or higher optical devices to be used for short distance optical communications. We can also design high-speed signal processing circuits in the RF band at 1 Gbps and above. We can mount memory on optical ICs. We can develop photo ICs that support 24V or higher power supplies. We can integrate analog circuits for small signal processing and logic circuits. We can develop sensor ICs that detect optical signals with a bandwidth of 1 MHz or higher, and a level of 10 nA. We can offer further improvement in sensitivity if the bandwidth is reduced. [Representative's message] We have been conducting development requiring performance and cost effectiveness that cannot be realized by other companies. This is done by making use of our specialty in sensing technology and small signal processing technology. We are a semiconductor venture in Japan, which is a world-acclaimed base for hardware development. We support development needs with design-in services, and create key technologies for the core of new technology by making full use of our expert technology. We can provide timely support for the market and produce high added value for our customers’ products. This is done by making use of our top-level, optimal manufacturing process. [Company structure for market development/overseas expansion] We have established a system to assure quality together with the manufacturing company in order to securely maintain the quality of products made by major semiconductor manufacturers. This system extends from the quality control system and checking system employed at the manufacturing site to troubleshooting. We have established a system for providing documents such as data according to the standards in Europe and the US for overseas expansion. We have a track record of exports to Korea, China, Singapore and Malaysia. We can deliver through local distributors in addition to delivery from Japan. [Awards and media coverage] [Awards] The 4th LSI IP Design Award, Development Promotion Award; 4th Subsidy for Research; 5th IP prize; etc. [Media] Nihon Keizai Shimbun; Kyoto Shimbun; Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun; Semiconductor Press; 100 Vibrant Enterprises, METI Kansai; etc. [Authorization/Certification] Optical communications field: New business plan approval by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. [Joint research and development] We have an extensive track record in joint research with Kyoto University, Osaka University, Toyama University, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, and Ritsumeikan University. We have performed consignment R&D with public institutions, and received subsidies for R&D. [Transaction form] Product supply, orders for trial manufacturing and development, OEM contracts, licensing contracts, joint development, etc. [Main Clients / Business History (domestic)] Major communications equipment manufacturers, R&D divisions of major electric appliance manufacturers, and major optical equipment manufacturers. [Main Clients / Business History (overseas)] Optical sensor manufacturers in Korea.Communications module manufacturers in Taiwan. [Exhibition History/Information] Kyoto Business Matching Fair, etc.; The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition.
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