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Cactus Semiconductor Will Be Joining CIRTEC at MD&M West 2015, Co-Exhibiting at Booth #1532

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.
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Low Power LDO Design Techniques for Really Small Profile Applications

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
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Cactus Semiconductor Takes Part in Venture Madness

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
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New Series: Educational Sessions on Custom Mixed-Signal ASICs

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
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How to Leverage Enabling Chip Technologies for MIMDs

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
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Arizona Commerce Authority Announces Semifinalists in Arizona Innovation Challenge

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
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Electronic Integration Options for Implantable Medical Devices

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-
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The Enabling Chip Technologies Behind Miniature Implantable Medical Devices

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
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New Cactus Semiconductor Medical Chip Eval Board Offers Lower Profile, Better Manufacturability

  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™
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