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Foundry adds CMOS integration to its galvanic isolation technology
Building on the company’s advanced process optimised for robust discrete capacitive or inductive couplers, existing galvanic isolation elements can be brought directly together with active circuits. This integrated approach allows more flexibility in the design of isolation products, says the company and addresses emerging opportunities in renewable energy, EV powertrains, factory automation and industrial power. 

Based on a 350nm process node, XA035 is suitable for the fabrication of automotive sensors and high voltage industrial devices. The high voltage signal isolation capabilities it now supports mean long term operational performance is maintained, even in demanding environments, says X-Fab. It will enable the manufacture of robust components that are AEC-Q100 Grade 0-compliant and industrial-rated, such as digital isolators, isolated gate drivers and isolated amplifier ICs. X-Fab provides a comprehensive PDK (process development kit) that supports the new process technology for all major EDA vendors.

“We see a growing demand from our customers for robust foundry solutions to design galvanically isolated products. X-Fab has been in production for several years with its proven high-reliable isolation layer for discrete coupler implementations,” says Tilman Metzger, Marketing Manager for High-Voltage Products at X-Fab. “By leveraging the very same process module, we are now able to offer even more flexibility in designing such products by enabling the direct integration with CMOS circuits on the same die. We are also excited to see the first integrated customer products nearing production.”


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