Cactus Semiconductor provides design and development of Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) for multiple applications including the medical device industry. The company particularly specializes in complex, low power analog circuitry for active implantable medical devices.
A February 2015 post contributed to Planet Analog: Editor’s note: Our guest blogger is Erik Mentze, Sr. IC Design Engineer, Cactus Semiconductor A key challenge to the ultra-miniaturization of electronic systems is power management. As any EE knows, when overall system sizes shrink th
We’re excited to inform you the awards process for Venture Madness, presented by Invest Southwest and in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority has begun. Cactus Semiconductor is one of 64 innovative companies being considered for recognition as a promising startup. Here are
Cactus Semiconductor is excited to announce their first, in a series, of Educational Sessions on Custom Mixed-Signal ASICs. Cactus Semiconductor has earned a reputation as one of the leaders in Analog & Mixed Signal ASIC design, particularly in the areas of ultra-low-power desig
Here’s another post contributed to Planet Analog: Andrew Kelly, IC/Systems Architect, Cactus Semiconductor In a previous post, The Enabling Chip Technologies Behind Miniature Implantable Medical Devices, we discussed miniaturization technologies necessary for enabling miniature implan
The Arizona Commerce Authority has announced its 25 semifinalists today for its Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge bi-annual business plan competition. Entrepreneurs receive up to $250,000 in capital to grow their business to advance innovation and technology commercialization opp
We contributed an article to EECatalog’s Medical Electronics Design By James McDonald, Cactus Semiconductor The health benefits in our future might just rest on how hale, hardy (and cost-effective) developers, including start-ups, can make their implantable medical device proof-
We contributed a post to Planet Analog: [Editor’s note: Co-authors are from Cactus Semiconductor Inc. — Andy Kelly, System and IC Architect, and James McDonald, President.] Implantable medical devices (IMDs) have an approximate size of ~15 to 50 cc. Such devices are common for u
Cactus Semiconductor™ has updated its microprocessor evaluation board for its application-specific standard product (ASSP) medical chip to provide new microcontroller unit (MCU) packaging for easier manufacturability, new inductors for a lower profile, and more. The EB1CSI021™
In 2018, Cactus Semiconductor was acquired by Cirtec Medical.
We are still based in Chandler, AZ, and continue to provide world-class in- house expertise in designing and producing state of the art analog and mixed signal ICs. Manufacturing is conducted worldwide at premier wafer fabrication, wafer probe, IC assembly and IC test facilities.
About Cirtec Medical
Cirtec is a leading provider of design and contract manufacturing services for complex medical devices including active implants and minimally invasive surgical devices.