With the decision to use a custom IC approach for any electronics project, comes the challenge of finding the right engineering resources to meet your schedule, at a cost that fits your budget. Hiring a college graduate may be cost-effective in the long run, but it takes time for them to get up to speed and become productive. On the other hand, hiring an experienced custom IC designer may get you the required skills, but the costs involved are much higher. A viable solution is to hire a design services company to meet your short-term custom IC design needs.
This white paper examines the challenges involved and the types of custom IC design experience necessary to ensure project success, and provides a list of do’s and don’ts for a successful custom IC design project.