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Reusable analog intellectual property (IP) refers to hardware- or software-based mixed-signal IP and analog blocks that can be used over a number of different microchips. It was introduced to save time and cost when designing a prototype for each model and brand of a chip's IP block. Microchips that use a standard analog IP block are designed on a specific standard to ensure reusability.
IP blocks are typically made up of a number of electronic units such as:
All the blocks are more or less made up of the same electronic components, which means that they can be designed according to a standard and used for a number of devices. This reusability is not only economical, but sets a standard that can also be used in bulk manufacturing of hardware.