ASIC Forensic Redesign

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-07-C-0128
Agency Tracking Number: N051-031-0816
Amount: $1,390,220.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
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
 Adam Jachniewicz
 Senior Engineer
 (512) 795-0220
Business Contact
 Dennis Ferguson
Title: Senior Partner
Phone: (512) 795-0220
Research Institution
Crossfield proposes an innovative approach to re-engineer legacy ASIC and gate array devices based upon using a mechanical/plasma-etch (dry etch) and a novel 3D tomography process to extract transistor characterization and metal interconnect data. Exploiting the device performance improvements available in the latest generation of silicon technologies, Crossfield expects to generate an equivalent circuit using a modified circuits on substantially the same grid and using the same metal patterns. This re-engineering approach is particularly well suited to re-creating array type structures such as gate arrays. The forensic process can be used on standard cell based ASICs and analog arrays as well as gate arrays.

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