Profile: Silicon Laboratories Inc (SLAB.O)
27 Mar 2017
Silicon Laboratories Inc., incorporated on August 19, 1996, is a provider of silicon, software and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), Internet infrastructure, industrial, consumer and automotive markets. The Company operates through mixed-signal analog intensive products segment. The Company provides analog-intensive, mixed-signal solutions for use in a range of electronic products in various applications for the IoT market.
The Company provides a range of timing and isolation products for infrastructure applications, including clocks and oscillators for networking equipment, data centers and wireless base stations, as well as digital isolators and current sensors for industrial power supplies, motor control, solar inverters and hybrid-electric vehicles. It also provides broadcast products, such as television (TV) tuners and demodulators and automotive radio tuners, and access products, including subscriber line interface circuits for voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), embedded modems, and Power over Ethernet (PoE) power source equipment and powered device integrated circuits (ICs). The Company's product categories include IoT Products, which include microcontroller, wireless, sensor and analog products; Broadcast products, which include broadcast consumer and automotive products; Infrastructure products, which include timing products (clocks and oscillators) and isolation devices, and Access products, which include VoIP products, embedded modems and PoE devices.
Internet of Things Products
The Company offers a family of products ideal for embedded systems that include 8-bit mixed-signal microcontrollers (MCUs), 32-bit wireless MCUs and ultra-low-power 32-bit MCUs based on scalable ARM Cortex-M0+/M3/M4 cores, as well as wireless connectivity devices, such as its EZRadio family of fully integrated, low power transceivers. Its wireless connectivity solutions for the IoT are based on Bluetooth, zigbee, Thread, wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) and sub-Gigahertz technologies. Its EFM32, EFM8, 8051, wireless MCUs and wireless system-on-chips (SoCs) are supported by Simplicity Studio, a one-click access to design tools, documentation, software and support resources. It also offers a real-time operating system (RTOS) to help simplify software development for IoT applications by coordinating and prioritizing multiprotocol connectivity, SoC peripherals and other system-level activities. The Company's MCUs and wireless products are used in various applications, such as home automation, security systems, smart lighting, smart metering, wearables, industrial automation and control, consumer electronics, medical instrumentation, automotive sensors and controls, electronic test and measurement equipment, white goods and remote controls. The Company's sensor products include optical sensors (proximity, ambient light gestures and heart rate), as well as relative humidity (RH)/temperature sensors. Its sensors are used in various applications, such as consumer health and fitness (wearables), smart home sensing, industrial controls, toys and consumer electronics, monitors and lavatory controls, and consumer medical.
The Company's small, low power, and single and dual digital video demodulators support digital video broadcasting (DVB)-T/T2, DVB-S/S2/S2X, DVB-C/C2, and/or integrated services digital broadcasting (ISDB)-T in a single chip and are ideal for equipment receiving digital terrestrial, satellite and/or cable services. The Company's Amplitude Modulation (AM)/Frequency Modulation (FM), high definition (HD) Radio and digital audio broadcasting (DAB)/DAB+ receivers deliver a complete radio solution from antenna input to audio output in a single chip. The Company's solutions for car sound systems include high fidelity radio ICs. Its broadcast products are used in various applications, such as integrated digital televisions (iDTV), portable audio devices, home theater systems, automotive infotainment systems/radios, and navigation/ global positioning system (GPS) devices.
The Company's clock-tree-on-a-chip products offer integrated single-chip IC solutions for clock synthesis and jitter attenuation, offering frequency flexibility for high data rate applications. Its isolation products include multi-channel isolators, isolated drivers, isolated power converters and mixed-signal devices. Its Infrastructure Products has various applications, such as optical networking, networking equipment, telecommunications, broadcast video, servers and storage, wireless backhaul, wireless base stations, small cells, test and measurement equipment, image processing, switch mode power supplies, industrial networking, hybrid/electric automotive drive trains, solar inverters, motor control and isolated analog data acquisition.
The Company's ProSLIC provides the analog subscriber line interface on the source end of the telephone, which generates dial tone, busy tone, caller identification (ID) and ring signal. Its offerings are well suited for VoIP telephony applications deployed over cable, digital subscriber line (DSL), optical and wireless fixed terminal networks. The Company's ISOmodem embedded modems are used in various applications, including point of sale (POS) terminals, fax machines and multi-function printers, security systems, industrial monitoring and remote medical monitoring. Its PoE devices are used in various applications, including enterprise networking routers and switches, wireless access points (WAP), VoIP phones, POS terminals and security cameras.
The Company competes with Analog Devices, Broadcom, Conexant, Cypress, IDT, Marvell Technology Group, Maxim Integrated Products, MaxLinear, Microchip, Microsemi, Nordic Semiconductor, NXP Semiconductors, Qualcomm, Renesas, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments and Vectron International.
Silicon Laboratories Inc
400 W Cesar Chavez St
AUSTIN TX 78701-3883