Hierarchical CAD Tools for Radiation Hardened Mixed Signal Electronic Circuits

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-04-C-R080
Award Id:
68741
Agency Tracking Number:
03SB2-0361
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
17371 NE 67th Court, Suite 205, Redmond, WA, 98052
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
010947088
Principal Investigator:
Monte Mar
Chief Scientist
(425) 702-9196
monte.mar@orora.com
Business Contact:
Tracy Luo
Vice President Business O
(425) 702-9196
tracey.luo@orora.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Orora Design Technologies proposes to develop and demonstrate a behavioral-modeling-centric design flow and supporting CAD tools for the automated analysis, synthesis and migration of radiation-hardened mixed-signal integrated circuits and systems, based on IEEE standard VHDL-AMS. Parasitic-aware behavioral modeling methods and models will be developed to characterize radiation effects on circuit blocks, interconnect and layout structures. Orora will develop tools for encapsulating and quantifying known techniques for rad-hard circuit layout and architecture, as well as tools to predict routing sizing adjustments needed for radiation induced events. The existing Orora Arsyn tool suite will be extended to support hierarchical synthesis through topology selection under radiation, physical, and electrical constraints through parameterized VHDL-AMS netlists. VHDL-AMS facilitates simultaneous simulation and evaluation of electrical, thermal, and radiation effects, and encapsulation of design knowledge for rad-hard process migration. Teaming up Boeing Solid State Electronics, the proposed design flow and tools will be validated and demonstrated on some military electronic designs.

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