Hierarchical CAD Tools for Radiation Hardened Mixed Signal Electronic Circuits

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R164
Agency Tracking Number: 03SB2-0361
Amount: $1,383,750.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: SB032-043
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
17371 NE 67th Court Suite 205, Redmond, WA, 98052
DUNS: 010947088
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Monte Mar
 Chief Scientist
 (425) 702-9196
Business Contact
 Tracey Luo
Title: Vice President, Business
Phone: (425) 702-9196
Email: tracey.luo@orora.com
Research Institution
In this SBIR proposal, Orora Design Technologies proposes to develop a behavioral modeling centric automated design flow and supporting CAD tools for radiation-hardened mixed-signal electronic systems. A hierarchical approach will be developed to facilitate the analysis and synthesis of mixed-signal circuits and systems, where devices and circuits are described in various abstraction levels using behavioral modeling languages. Tools for automatic extraction of behavioral models for rad-hard mixed-signal circuits will be developed, which will not only account for ideal behaviors, but also second-order effects such as nonlinearity and parasitic-induced noises. A systematic and adaptive optimization strategy will be developed to support hierarchical top-down synthesis through joint topology selection and device sizing under radiation, physical, and electrical constraints. The proposed tools will be fully integrated with commercial EDA design environments and demonstrated on realistic military radiation harden electonic circuit design.

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