Nanjing Qinheng Microelectronics Co., Ltd. founded in 2004,
is an IC communication interface and full-stack MCU design company。
Qinheng specializes in connectivity technology and MCU core development. The company operates a full-stack development model based on self-developed transceiver PHY and processor IP instead of traditionally outsourcing IP integration models. Qinheng provides Ethernet, Bluetooth, USB and PCI interface chips, alongside connectivity/interconnectivity/wireless full-stack MCU+ microcontrollers integrated with these interfaces.
Our technology involves "Perception+Control+Connectivity+Cloud Integration": ADC analog detection, MCU smart control and driving algorithms, HID human-computer interaction, Ethernet/Bluetooth-LE network communication, UART/USB/PD/PCI/CAN and other interface communication, IoT protocol and Cloud services, dedicated to providing customers with chips and solutions for the interconnection of everything and interoperability between top and bottom.
Main brand:WinChipHead (WCH)
Product positioning: More professional and easier implementation.
Application areas: Computer Peripherals, Mobile Phone Peripherals, Industrial Control, IoT, etc.
Self-developed Communications IP, open the vertical system data chain between transceiver/controller/protocol stack We have been exploring fields such as single core and triple interfaces technology (one MCU core supporting USB, Ethernet and Bluetooth interfaces) for years. Physical layer PHY transceiver, MAC controller, software layer protocol stack and other major modules have gradually realized the full-stack of independent research and development, with IP-level professional core technology. On the one hand, the vertical system self-developed has improved the software and hardware synergy and improved efficiency and compatibility; on the other hand, the deep combination between digital and analog and RF respective research modules makes the product level more complete and the marginal cost lower. The current technology portfolio can provide long-distance high-speed communication interface chips, interconnect MCU with built-in Ethernet transceiver, USB3.0 high-speed communication MCU, Bluetooth wireless RF MCU, low-power MCU, high-voltage power management MCU, etc.
- ①High-speed communication transceiver PHY, such as USB high-speed transceiver, PD transceivers, Ethernet transceivers, remote SerDes, etc.
- ②RF Radio transceiver and RF antenna and analog switch;
- ③Baseband algorithm of BLE and Ethernet communication codes;
- ④High-speed communication controller, such as USB controller, Ethernet MAC controller, BLE link layer controller, PCI controller, etc.
- ⑤Embedded protocol stack of BLE and Ethernet communication on MCU-end;
- ⑥Core driver program of computer and server end, APP of Mobile Device, network interface library, etc.
- ⑦8-bit and 32-bit MCU and other embedded processor core;
- ⑧MCU basic digital peripheral module, such as UART, SPI, I2C, CAN, SDIO, I2S, DVP, TIMER, etc.
- ⑨MCU basic analog peripheral module, such as ADC, DAC, PGA op amplifier, TS temperature sensing, precision clock, etc.
- ⑩Low-power supply management, high-voltage supply management, DC-DC conversion, etc.
Self-developed Core IP, SOC combinations and hardware-software combination with multi-level microprocessor cores. Our self-developed 8-bit RISC, E8051 and Qingke 32-bit RISC-V cores have been applied at large scale and this allows us to focus on application optimization. We design the microcontroller to match specific characteristics of the intended applications. This includes transferring parts of hardware into embedded software or transferring embedded software into hardware to realize our implementations, which in turn lowers cost and increases flexibility. Based on 8-bit RISC core, we achieved ultimate cost-effective dedicated functional MCUs. Based on E8051 core, we achieved functional and hardware-controlled MCUs with lower learning thresholds. Based on RISC-V core, we achieved general-purpose and high-speed interface MCUs. For high-speed communication, the emerging technology of VTF has been introduced to greatly improve interrupt response speed. We are pioneers in extending byte/half-word compression for protocol stack applications. We pioneered extending WFE instructions for low-power applications in order to speed up response times. The world’s first self-developed RISC-V core general-purpose MCU was our product. It was also the first RISC-V general-purpose MCU with two-wire debugging interfaces, higher speed and less I/O resource occupation.
Table of main combinations：
|MCU Core||USB full-speed low-speed||USB high-speed super-speed||USB PD||ETH||BLE|
|RISC8||N series||N series|
|E8051||N series||2 series|
|ARM(outsourced)||N series||N series||N series||N series|
|RISC-V4C||N series||N series||N series||N series|
|RISC-V4F||N series||N series||N series|
Upper-and-lower interoperability and cross-platform mobile interconnection. Qinheng has been focusing on communication protocols and interface connection technologies for a considerably long time, providing a variety of interface chips and special MCUs embedded with professional interfaces. In addition to chip design teams, we also have teams specializing in upper computer hardware and embedded software teams. There are also teams specializing in lower computers, servers, and core cloud platform systems. As well as software, assisting in upper (System software)-lower (Embedded software) interoperability, virtual transformation, cross-platform mobile interconnection and application transition. We also provide underlying kernel drivers, communication connection libraries and APP tools, for Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, iOS, WeChat and many other operating systems and platforms. All these seamlessly connect and collaborate software with hardware, helping turn stand-alone devices into networked devices, enhancing the value added of end products, and providing customers with system-level solutions.
After years of deep studies and research, Qinheng has provided customers with hundreds of chips and technical solutions. Thousands of companies around the world have adopted our chips when developing their electronic products. Over 100 million devices are connected through WCH chips, and more than 100 million USB series chips are shipped every year. Qinheng manages test factories through a self-burning platform, and the number of chips that are burned in the target program by the test factories for MCU customers reaches a million level every month. Domestically, Qinheng is the main supplier of chips for isolation cards, one-way import products and solutions.
Qinheng pays attention to R&D investment. The annual R&D investment accounts for about 15% of sales revenue. Through this innovation, Qinheng has a robust portfolio of independent IP rights, such as patent rights, exclusive rights of integrated circuit layout design and software copyrights. The company has registered international trademarks in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, South Korea and many other countries and regions. Qinheng is recognized as a national high-tech enterprise and a private technology enterprise in Jiangsu Province.
We will never neglect the essence and social significance of the company. Insisting on positive original design and market-oriented operations. Always assisting our customers and benefiting society with more and better electronic products through providing high-quality and professional chips. Last but certainly not least, we have and will always grow together with our employees throughout the process of enterprise development.
Our Vision：Gathering wisdom to benefit people’s lives
Our Mission：Focusing on our core, achieving specialization in the industry, transforming technological innovation into customer value
Our Core Values：Responsibility, Initiative, Collaboration