Seamless Devices Introduces New Analog Signal Processing Solutions That Aim to Enhance the Effectiveness of LTE, WiFi and Microwave Applications

Dec 01 2015 | San Jose, CA

Seamless Devices’ Analog Front-End Solutions (AFE) use the company’s patented Switched-Mode Operational Amplifier (SMOA) design to produce high-performance signals even as transistors are scaled down in size deep into the nanoscale.

Seamless Devices Inc.

The technology, pioneered by Columbia University Electrical Engineering Professor Peter Kinget, provides the flexibility to support a wide range of power-performance requirements across industries, including telecommunications, consumer electronics, healthcare and transportation.

Seamless Devices, Inc. is pleased to introduce a set of analog front-end (AFE) solutions that aim to make it easier for architects of signal processing systems to address the tradeoff between performance quality and power usage in electronic devices.

Manufacturers of semiconductors frequently face the challenge of balancing power with performance — an issue further intensified by the need to integrate more features even as transistor sizes scale down. Seamless Devices’ patented switched-mode operational amplifier (SMOA) technology addresses these issues by applying new signal processing algorithms that allow designers to achieve higher performance with the same power, or make the tradeoff to lower power while maintaining performance levels.

The company is introducing a portfolio of products, including analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), analog filters, and a programmable gain amplifier that provide high dynamic range to maintain signal fidelity. The company is unveiling the portfolio this month at the IP-Embedded System Conference and Exhibition (IP-SOC 2015) in Grenoble, France on Dec. 2-3 and ICCAD 2015 conference in Tianjin, China, on Dec. 10-11.

“These products demonstrate our SMOA’s potential to enable a new class of performance,” said Roger Yang, General Manager of Seamless Devices, and a Vice President at its parent company, Allied Minds (LSE: ALM). “They give power and flexibility back to the system architect to design their next system, whatever it may be. SMOA is not just built for wireless connectivity; there are a host of potential applications in healthcare, the military, and more. I’m excited to see where these possibilities may lead us.”

The company’s newest ADC, built using SMOA, offers wide bandwidth, high dynamic range with 70dB SNDR at 80MHz of bandwidth — allowing the system architect additional flexibility when designing high performance communication systems today. Seamless Devices’ use of proprietary techniques for the processing of analog signals in the switched-mode domain allow the signals to retain accuracy while operating at a lower power level than conventional solutions. This provides a “seamless” approach to amplify, replicate, and digitally convert the analog signal without the loss of signal fidelity.

Seamless Devices is a subsidiary of Allied Minds. More information about the company and its research can be found on


Seamless Devices is a semiconductor IP company based in Silicon Valley, California, that is developing signal processing technology that offers the flexibility to support a wide range of power-performance requirements. The technology, developed in the Columbia University Electrical Engineering laboratory of Professor Peter Kinget, builds upon patented switched-mode signal processing algorithms and extends their capability to potentially serve a wide range of applications across several industries, including consumer electronics, telecommunications, network hardware, healthcare, and even transportation and military systems.


Allied Minds (LSE: ALM) is an innovative U.S. science and technology development and commercialization company. Operating since 2006, Allied Minds forms, funds, manages and builds products and businesses based on innovative technologies developed at leading U.S. universities and federal research institutions. Allied Minds serves as a diversified holding company that supports its businesses and product development with capital, central management and shared services. More information about the Boston-based company can be found at


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