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Prognostic Capabilities for Field Effect Transistors (FET)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
77134
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-007-0283
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ridgetop Group, Inc.
3580 West Ina Road Tucson, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Prognostic Capabilities for Field Effect Transistors (FET)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-07-C-0210
Award Amount: $1,001,800.00
 

Abstract:

Shrinking semiconductor process geometries (130 nm and below) are increasingly subject to performance, lifetime, and reliability-limiting effects that can cause hard-to-diagnose intermittent failures. One of the most serious emerging reliability problems is called Negative Bias Temperature Instability (NBTI). NBTI is a p-MOSFET degradation mechanism that causes increasing threshold voltage (VT) shifts. Such shifts, if large enough, cause intermittent performance problems in electronic modules, including timing errors and gain accuracy errors. Working with IBM's Trusted Foundry semiconductor process, Ridgetop will design, develop, and fabricate an NBTI prognostic circuit that measures the VT shift in a p-MOSFET and reports its state-of-health. The p-FET Prognostic Chip will be fabricated in the IBM 130 nm process, with Options for the IBM 90 nm and 65 nm processes. Ridgetop will also provide generic serial data output capability, and as an Option, an I2C-bus interface for use in important military applications, such as the Joint Strike Fighter.

Principal Investigator:

Ronald Carlsten
Principal Investigator
5207423300
ronald.carlsten@ridgetop-group.com

Business Contact:

Douglas Goodman
President and CEO
5207423300
doug@ridgetop-group.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RIDGETOP GROUP, INC.
6595 North Oracle Road Suite 153B Tucson, AZ 85704

EIN/Tax ID: 860979220
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No