ASIC Forensic Redesign

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,861.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-05-C-0171
Award Id:
75111
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-031-0816
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4505 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 360, Austin, TX, 78759
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
135494073
Principal Investigator:
Dennis Ferguson
RF Engineer & Partner
(512) 795-0220
dennis.ferguson@crossfieldtech.com
Business Contact:
David Lamb
Business Development & Partner
(407) 491-6291
david.lamb@crossfieldtech.com
Research Institute:
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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