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Enhanced Hardened By Design (HBD) EDA Environment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F29601-01-C-0108
Agency Tracking Number: 011NM-2316
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
735 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
United States
DUNS: 062090113
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Daniel King
 Principal Investigator
 (505) 768-7788
Business Contact
 Scot Fries
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (805) 963-8761
Research Institution

Mission Research Corporation (MRC) is proposing the enhancement of the Hardened by Design concepts and MRC Libraries to address emerging radiation issues for Single Event Transient, Neutron Induced Upsets, and Dose Rate Hardness through a hierarchicaldesign process. The existing libraries already incorporate design techniques to address Total Ionizing Dose, Single Event Latchup, and Single Event Upsets. Further, MRC proposes the integration of the MRC Hardened by Design, deep submicron cell librariesinto the Synopsys (TM) design environment. The approach will address foundry independent fabrication techniques for radiation hardened electronics. Specifically, we will enhance the scalable 0.35 and 0.25 micron, hardened by design (HBD) cell library tosupport the radiation hardening of ASICs fabricated in commercial silicon foundries, but exhibiting total dose hardness in excess of 300 Krad(Si), single event effects immunity, and dose rate hardness in excess of 1x10^9 rad(Si)/s. The improvedperformance and radiation hardness will be demonstrated by using Synopsys DesignWare (TM) components.Radiation hardening techniques for foundry independent fabrication design flowfor radiation hardened electronics in support of system on a chip development.The enhanced HBD libraries and design flow will enable higher performance,lower power, and lower size and weight designs for space and strategic applications.The approach will lead to more cost effective electronics designs. MRC's proven design experience and expertise will lead toward new capabilities for the space electronics design.

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