Testing Methodology/Tools for Asynchronous Circuits

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R093
Agency Tracking Number: 02SB2-0328
Amount: $749,627.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2002
Solitcitation Topic Code: SB022-045
Solitcitation Number: 2002.2
Small Business Information
THESEUS LOGIC, INC.
12000 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL, 32826
Duns: 940980113
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lief Sorensen
 Senior Engineer
 (407) 282-9990
 lief@theseus.com
Business Contact
 Ryan Jorgenson
Title: VP Engineering
Phone: (407) 282-9990
Email: rjorgenson@theseus.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Theseus Logic, in partnership with FTL Systems, intends to integrate test and verification into their commercial design automation tool that will aid the designer by providing the means to automatically insert testability into clockless circuits. Success in this endeavor will eliminate one of the remaining obstacles that hinders widespread adoption of asynchronous design approaches for DoD and commercial applications. This proposal will involve the enhancement and integration of algorithms developed in Phase I as well as expanding the scope of the sub-circuits evaluated. It will also develop the framework necessary for performance analysis of NULL Convention Logic circuits. At the end of Phase II, the EDA tool commercially available from FTL Systems will have the following new features for support of clockless circuits: o The ability to seamlessly insert scan into a clockless design. o The ability to automatically generate a set of test vectors for the circuit. o The ability to measure the fault coverage from a set of test vectors. o The ability to support test vector generation by the TetraMAX ATPG tool.

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