The AS17xx is Astec’s proprietary semicustom bipolar array. This semicustom IC is a collection of individual TRANSISTORs and resistors in a fixed configuration. The custom circuit is manufactured by creating a single metal mask to connect the components. This allows the designer to deal with only one mask for the IC layout instead of the actual 10 mask process.
Size (single tile)
• 87 x 75 mils Expandability of array (to 2 or 4 tiles)