Design Tools For Highly Regular Circuit Geometries

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$98,905.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-11-C-0046
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
10SB2-0208
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB102-003
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
1599 Big Var Way, Riverton, UT, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
831704874
Principal Investigator:
Kent Smith
Chief Scientist
(801) 891-8785
ksmith@silicontechnologiesinc.com
Business Contact:
Thomas Wolf
CEO/Chief Researcher
(801) 913-4332
twolf@silicontechnologiesinc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Silicon Technologies, Inc. proposes to revolutionize Semiconductor Deep sub micron design capabilities by creating a new design tool called PLUG (Physical Logic Using Gratings). PLUG will be used to design analog and digital systems at 45 nanometers and below that will improve the productivity of designers while using the highly regular manufacturing techniques where the interconnect is done using cutting and stitching of the gratings. PLUG design is innovative and saves multiple steps in the process of design. It starts from the physical layout and simultaneously produces the schematic in one step which differs from traditional design approaches where the design starts with the schematic and produces the layout after multiple steps. PLUG will contain a set of building blocks that have previously been laid out with predefined wiring and FILL. Software will be developed to allow a designer to place and route the schematics while simultaneously creating the layout. The software tools will also extract all stray elements which are added to the circuit as a result of interconnect, interaction between circuit elements and for FILL introduced by the manufacture. This extraction will allow the designer to view circuit waveforms as the design progresses.

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