Prognostic for Process-Related Integrated Circuits (IC)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$1,480,290.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-07-C-0237
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-006-0282
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-006
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
RIDGETOP GROUP, INC.
6595 North Oracle Road, Suite 153B, Tucson, AZ, 85704
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
157955597
Principal Investigator:
Conrad Schneiker
Principal Investigator
(520) 742-3300
conrad@ridgetop-group.com
Business Contact:
Douglas Goodman
President and CEO
(520) 742-3300
doug@ridgetop-group.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR is to design, develop, fabricate and package a suite of Integrated Circuit (IC) sensors as an IC chip. The chip, referred to as IC Prognostics chip, will contain four groups of sensors to sense damage to the “canary” devices on the IC chip: a damaged canary indicates a high probability of similar damage to like devices on an electronic assembly. There are three variations of IC Prognostics, each targeted for specific IBM CMOS process nodes: 130 nm, 90 nm and 65 nm. The targeted failure modes are (1) Hot Carrier, (2) Electrostatic Damage, (3) Time Dependent Dielectric Breakdown, (4) Voltage Threshold shift, (5,6) Total Dose Ionization effects on VT and Leakage Current, (7) Resistor value change and (8) Capacitor value change. The SBIR also calls for each IC Prognostic chip to have a 1-bit serial data output capability. Optionally, each IC Prognostic chip would have a hardware I2C-bus interface for military application use such as the Joint Strike Fighter.

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