CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN
SYNthesis using Advanced Process Technology Integrated in regular Cells, IPs, architectures, and design platforms

SYNthesis using Advanced Process Technology Integrated in regular Cells, IPs, architectures, and design platforms

Objective

Synaptic project targets the optimisation of manufacturability and the reduction of systematic variations in nanometer technologies

Synaptic project targets the optimisation of manufacturability and the reduction of systematic variations in nanometer technologies through exploitation of regularity at the architectural, structural, and geometrical levels. The project proposes the creation of a methodology and associated suite of design tools which extract regularity at the architectural and structural level and automate the creation of regular compound cells which implement the functionality of the extracted templates.

The cell creation will employ Restricted Design Rules (RDR’s) and other regularity techniques at the geometrical level to maximise manufacturability and reduce systematic variations. Since the majority of designs in the nanometer regime employ some form of embedded SRAM, the project will include a study of the effects of RDR’s on SRAM in terms of performance and manufacturability and the subsequent definition of a set of RDR’s, which allow manufacturability optimisation for logic functions while remaining compatible with SRAM design rules.

To this end, the project has assembled a consortium of leading academic, research and industrial experts with world class experience in regularity approaches at the various levels. The Synaptic consortium is composed of eight leading institutions, including four European technology companies, a European world-leading research institute in the field of nanoeletronics, and three academic institutions, two from Europe and one from Brazil. In order to ensure the successful commercialisation and deployment of the resulting tool suite the consortium includes a European EDA vendor with significant expertise in the field of design optimisation through automated cell creation. This project will enable European industry to play a leading role in the definition of next-generation design methodologies.

Coordinator

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Address

Via C.Olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza

Italy

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 773 295

Administrative Contact

MARIA GRAZIA PODESTA' (Dr.)

Participants (7)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 375 661

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 218 020

NANGATE AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 848 603

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 336 168

THALES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 402 515

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 440 263

Leading Edge S.N.C. di Vergine Pietro e Woolaway Nigel Robert

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 125 475

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 248538

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    2 November 2009

  • End date

    1 February 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 410 613

  • EU contribution

    € 3 520 000

Coordinated by:

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Italy