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CAD Tools for 3-Dimensional VLSI Circuits

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
58390
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
02SB1-0264
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Orora Design Technologies, Inc.
18378 Redmond Fall CIty Road Redmond, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: CAD Tools for 3-Dimensional VLSI Circuits
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: DAAH0103CR174
Award Amount: $375,000.00
 

Abstract:

Three-dimensional (3-D) circuit integration offers significant potential for the performance and density improvement over existing 2-D integration. However, the development of 3-D integrated circuits is hampered by lack of design tools and the problem ofheat dissipation in 3-D structures. To address these issues, Orora Design Technologies (ODT) proposes to develop and demonstrate a thermal-aware design methodology and enabling 3-D CAD tools. The proposed methodology models the coupled electrical andthermal performances of 3-D circuits using IEEE standard VHDL-AMS. The CAD tools to be developed include 3-D design capture, 3-D extraction of thermal and electrical networks, 3-D visualization, and a tool for simultaneous optimization of electrical,thermal, and physical properties of a 3-D design. Further, innovative techniques will be developed for the rapid analysis of how critical circuit performances are affected by 3-D temperature distribution, and algorithms for automatic thermal-aware 3-Dplacement and routing will be studied. The proposed tools will be validated and demonstrated on several military design cases.

Principal Investigator:

Monte Mar
Chief Scientist
4257029196
monte.mar@orora.com

Business Contact:

Tracey Luo
VP Business Manager
4257029196
tracey.luo@orora.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ORORA DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
17371 NE 67th Court Redmond, WA 98052

EIN/Tax ID: 421471683
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No