ASIC Forensic Redesign

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-05-C-0171
Agency Tracking Number: N051-031-0816
Amount: $79,861.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-031
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
4505 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 360, Austin, TX, 78759
DUNS: 135494073
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dennis Ferguson
 RF Engineer & Partner
 (512) 795-0220
 dennis.ferguson@crossfieldtech.com
Business Contact
 David Lamb
Title: Business Development & Partner
Phone: (407) 491-6291
Email: david.lamb@crossfieldtech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Crossfield proposes an innovative forensic approach for re-engineering legacy devices based upon using a mechanical/ion-etch (dry etch) process to extract transistor and transistor interconnect data. This transistor netlist data is then fed through an extract program to establish a gate level netlist from the transistor and transistor interconnect database. The gate level netlist, together with a minimal set of electrical and functional knowledge supplied by the end user, is used with a novel standard cell library that can be "updated" to reflect a specific older process technology. The forensic process can be used on gate arrays as well as standard cell based ASICs.

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