Profile: Silicon Laboratories Inc (SLAB.O)
12 Feb 2016
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 control, consumer and automotive markets. The Company provides customers with advantages in performance, energy savings, connectivity and design simplicity. It provides developers with the tools and technologies they need to advance from initial idea to final product. The Company operates through mixed-signal analog intensive products, consisting of numerous product areas segment. The Company provides analog-intensive, mixed-signal solutions for use in a range of electronic products in various applications for the IoT market, including connected home, smart lighting, security, wearables and smart energy applications.
The Company provides a range of timing and isolation products for infrastructure applications, including high-performance 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 tuners and demodulators and automotive radio tuners, as well as 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).
Internet of Things Products
The Company offers a family of products suitable 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 peripheral devices, including its EZRadio family of low power transceivers. Its wireless connectivity solutions for the IoT are based on Bluetooth, ZigBee, Thread, Wi-Fi and sub-GHz technologies. Its EFM32, EFM8, 8051, wireless MCUs and wireless system-on-a-chip (SoCs) are supported by Simplicity Studio, a one-click access to design tools, documentation, software and support resources. These products generally integrate intelligent data capture, processing and communication interfaces in a single system on a chip. This family of products addresses end-markets, including the IoT, automotive, communications, consumer, industrial, medical and power management markets. It offers Broad-based Products for various applications, such as connected devices for the IoT, home automation, security systems, smart energy, automotive sensors and controls and medical instrumentation.
The Company's sensor products include optical sensors (proximity, ambient light gestures and heart rate), as well as relative humidity (RH)/temperature sensors. These products are used in various applications, such as consumer health and fitness (wearables), industrial controls, toys and consumer electronics, monitors and lavatory controls, and smart home sensing, among others.
The Company's hybrid television tuners with analog television demodulator enable television makers to deliver picture quality and reception for both analog and digital broadcasts. Its digital video demodulators support DVB-T/T2, DVB-S/S2, and/or DVB-C/C2 and/or ISDB-T in a single chip and are suitable for equipment receiving digital terrestrial, satellite and/or cable services. It offers video tuners and demodulators for applications, such as integrated digital televisions (iDTV), free-to-air (FtA) or pay-tv set-top box receivers and PC-TV applications. The Company's amplitude modulation (AM) and frequency modulation (FM) receivers deliver the tuner from antenna input to audio output in a single chip. It offers broadcast automotive, which are used for applications, including automotive infotainment systems/radios and navigation/global positioning system (GPS) devices.
The Company provides timing solutions, such as clock-tree-on-a-chip family, which offers single-chip IC solutions for clock synthesis and jitter attenuation for high data rate applications. It offers timing solutions for applications, such as networking equipment, telecommunications, optical networking, wireless base stations and backhaul, and broadcast video. Its isolation techniques enable customers to meet safety standards for isolation and solve electronic noise issues. Its products include multi-channel isolators and isolated drivers for applications, such as motor control, solar inverters, hybrid/electric automotive drive trains, industrial networking and switch mode power supplies.
The Company offers ProSLIC subscriber line interface circuits, which provide 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 suitable for voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony applications deployed over cable, digital subscriber line (DSL), optical and wireless fixed terminal networks. It offers ProSLIC for applications, such as voice functionality for cable, DSL and optical digital modems and terminal adapters, VoIP residential gateways and wireless local loop remote access systems.
The Company's ISOmodem embedded modems deliver analog modem for embedded applications. Its ISOmodem embedded modems are used for various applications, such as fax machines and multi-function printers, industrial monitoring, postage meters, security systems and remote medical monitoring. The Company's power over Ethernet (PoE) power source equipment and powered device ICs offer integration for various applications, including enterprise networking routers and switches, wireless access points (WAP), VoIP phones, radio frequency identification (RFID) tag readers and security cameras. The Company conducts IC design and development in its facilities and electronically transfers its IC designs to third-party semiconductor fabricators who process silicon wafers to produce the ICs that it designs.
The Company competes with Analog Devices, Atmel, Conexant, Cypress, IDT, Intel, 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