Definitions for "Application-specific integrated circuit"
ASIC. A IC developed for a specific application, designed by incorporating standard cells from a library, rather than designed from scratch. ASICs can be found in VCRs, microwave ovens, automobiles, and security alarms. Manufacturers use it to consolidate many chips into a single package, reducing system board size and power consumption.
A device whose function is determined by a designer for a particular application or group of applications.
ASIC is an electronics technology that hard-wires a device to switch a specific, such as IP or Ethernet. Switches that use ASIC hardware are much faster than switches that rely on slower software.
Keywords:  architecture