The country’s leading microchip center on Wednesday released a 24-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that is expected to replace foreign chips in local measurement equipment.
The Integrated Circuit Design Research and Education Center (ICDREC) introduced the chip as the country’s first of its kind for measurement applications. It said the new chip is on par with foreign products of prestigious brands, local media reported.
The technology will enable high-precision measurements to be made.
Duong Anh Duc, deputy director of Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh which manages the center, said it expects the product to win interest from local businesses.
The converter can be used in devices to measure blood pressure, heart activity, earthquake, or in galvanometers to measure electric currents.
ICDREC introduced the first Vietnamese microchip to the market last October and has been promoting it in various made-in-Vietnam applications such as GPS tracking devices, air conditioners, black boxes, smart locks and galvanometers.
Some of them have received big support from local investors, but some have struggled to compete with cheaper Chinese products.