SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The first Silego Technology GPAK Shootout started at High Noon October 22nd. Within 23 minutes the winner, Jochen Schoenfeld submitted a working design. However, Jochen did not stop there. He also submitted a fully optimized design in 1 hour and 8 minutes. And here is the best part, Jochen had only 1 week of experience with GreenPAK, dramatically illustrating how easy it is to integrate common components such comparators, timers, delays, ADCs, voltage references into this tiny mixed signal matrix IC.
Silego’s next shootout the $500 GPAK Thanksgiving Turkey Shootout will be November 27th, High Noon PST. Unlike most engineering design contests which take months of effort and weeks of verification, Silego’s design contest is fast and fun.
Here is how Silego’s Shootout operates. Silego releases on our contest web page a schematic for a typical circuit that can be integrated into our GPAK ICs. Contestants use GPAK2 Designer Software to design an equivalent circuit for the GPAK2 IC. The contestants then email their completed design file (*.gp2) to email@example.com. The contest runs for two hours, and the winner is the person who submits the first correct working design, as judged by the legendary FAE Manager Chuck Husted.
October’s fastest GPAK designer, Jochen Schoenfeld from Monheim am Rhein, Germany stated, “I love hardware-oriented programming of embedded systems, but I didn't think that I could manage this task since I'm into GreenPAK only for a week or so.” Jochen will receive a $500 bounty as the contest winner.
“The results of this contest validate how easy it is to design using GPAK and our motto ‘Integrate 20 parts in 20 minutes for 20 cents’,” said Vice President of Marketing, John McDonald. “The fact that it took a relative newcomer to the technology only 23 minutes to implement a working design, highlights how easy and fast it is when developing with GPAK.”
Every participant in the contest wins a cool GPAK Shootout T-shirt and 60% off on the GPAK2 Kit on the Silego Webstore, to better prepare for the next contest.
Silego Technology, the CMIC Company, designs and sells highly configurable power, logic, and timing mixed signal IC products referred to as CMICs (Configurable Mixed-signal IC Products). CMIC products integrate analog components, discrete digital logic, and passive components into highly configurable small, easy to use, low cost ICs. CMIC products provide customers the benefits of reduced component count, lower power consumption, less board space and reduced BOM costs. Silego CMICs provide the speed and flexibility of an FPGA, with programmable analog and digital elements.