Designing and building electronic circuits is one thing but designing, building, and measuring optimized electronic circuits is quite another. Designing electronic circuits which operate at or near the theoretical thermal noise limit requires a special brand of circuit design expertise.
With a deep understanding of root cause and origin in low-noise electro-optical systems, Silicon Audio designs and manufactures sensor systems with un-paralleled noise performance. This expertise includes modelling and mitigating thermomechanical noise sources as well as electronic readout noise contributors via circuit design to ensure optimal performance.
There are over one dozen noise contributors in the optical seismometer which must be analyzed and mitigated via circuit design to achieve world class acceleration noise performance and dynamic range.
In the omnidirectional microphone, electronic readout circuits are optimized to contribute only a fraction of one dB of noise to the overall microphone noise floor.
Silicon Audio’s design and layout expertise is also applied in the on-chip circulator design which achieves a new performance paradigm for physical compactness and port isolation without the use of magnetic materials.
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