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Omni Design Technologies -- Ultra-Low Power IP Cores  
Founded: Jan 2015
Status: Private
Source: Semiconductor Times, 6/16
1525 McCarthy Blvd., Suite 1125
Milpitas, CA 95035
Tel: 408.727.6377

Omni Design Technologies was founded in 2015 to develop ultra-low power IP cores, including ultra-low power analog circuits, highly efficient interface circuits and connected sensors. The company is self funded and has raised a small angel round. Omni Design has delivered its first product to a Japanese customer, generating revenue, and as a lean IP company, doesn’t currently need additional capital. The company has less then ten employees and will be growing.

The company’s patented and proprietary technology dramatically lowers power and provides superior performance, architected from the ground up to take advantage of deep sub-micron CMOS processes. Its IP offerings target SoCs that address a wide range of application areas including IoT, test and measurement, high-speed interfaces, communications, medical imaging, and sensor hubs. Today’s IoT and wearable applications often require always-on circuits. Omni Design offers IP featuring extremely low voltage and current requirements, even for mundane circuits such as a bandgap reference, significantly extending battery life.

High open-loop gain, high closed-loop bandwidth, and low noise are simultaneously required in an op-amp for high performance circuits. The limited headroom in modern nanoscale CMOS, has made the limitations of op-amps increasingly challenging.

Omni Design’s SWIFT™ is a new circuit technology that uses tried and tested op-amp based architectures for signal processing. SWIFT dramatically relaxes all aspects of op-amp performance requirements, including open-loop gain, bandwidth, noise, and offset voltage. SWIFT permits the use of simple low power op-amps to be employed in place of highly complex, high power alternatives in high performance circuits. SWIFT is extensively employed in Omni’s IPs to increase analog channel speed, to reduce power consumption, and to dramatically increase circuit performance.

Using its core technology, as well as select IP from partners, Omni Design is also building a Sensor IP Platform that fulfills the need for sensor nodes to function for 10+ years on a coin cell battery while communicating with both each other and end users.

Kush Gulati, Ph.D., President and CEO (previously co-founder, President and CEO of Cambridge Analog Technologies, which was acquired by Maxim whereupon he served as Executive Director and GM of the Advanced IP Solutions Group)

Harry Lee, Ph.D., CTO (Professor and the Director of Center for IC and Systems in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT; co-founder of Cambridge Analog Technologies and SMaL Camera Technologies)

Sid Dutta, VP (previously Design Director at Silicon Labs, Executive Director at Touchstone, and Design Director in the optical connectivity group at Maxim)

Hyun Boo, Ph.D., Design Director (Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 2015. His research focus at MIT was on energy-efficient design of high-resolution & high-speed ADCs and high performance opamp-based switched capacitor circuits)

Drew Peck, Advisory Board, Business Development (20 years at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette and Cowen & Company, where he was a partner and managing director leading the firm’s semiconductor equity research)

Boston Design Center

​​44 Manning Rd., Suite 220

Billerica, MA 01821

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