Integrated circuit types

Description

Types of integrated circuits (IC), such as analog integrated circuits, digital integrated circuits, and mixed-signal integrated circuits.

Alternative labels

range of integrated circuits
IC types
types of IC
digital integrated circuits
analogue integrated circuits
typology of integrated circuit
mixed-signal integrated circuits
types of integrated circuit

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Integrated circuit types is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Integrated circuit design engineer: Integrated circuit design engineers design the layout for integrated circuits according to electronics engineering principles. They use software to create design schematics and diagrams.

Optional knowledge

Integrated circuit types is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Semiconductor processor: Semiconductor processors manufacture electronic semiconductors as well as semiconductor devices, such as microchips or integrated circuits (IC’s). They may also repair, test, and review the products. Semiconductor processors work in cleanrooms and therefore need to wear a special lightweight outfit that fits over their clothing to prevent particles from contaminating their worksite.
Electrical engineer: Electrical engineers design and develop electrical systems, electrical equipment, components, motors, and equipment with the feature of energy transmission. They engage in large scale projects such as the design and maintenance of power stations, and the distribution of power to smaller applications such as household appliances.
Microelectronics engineer: Microelectronics engineers design, develop, and supervise the production of small electronic devices and components such as micro-processors and integrated circuits.

 


 

References

  1. Integrated circuit types – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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