Semiconductor Solutions

Our technologies provide a large variety of solutions to the semiconductor industry. An overview of these technologies is provided in the FYRE catalog, which compiles solutions that address

Functionality: InstaCell™ Mixed-Signal Library
Yield Enhancement: nanoDFM™, including PDKChek® and YieldMaxx®
Reliability: Sentinel Silicon™, ProChek™, and Q-Star Test™, SIA & SSA
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Our cores are "Silicon Proven" and have documented reports available. Our cores can be used in IBM, TSMC,...

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ProChek™ Semiconductor Reliability Characterization - This compact, precision system extracts semiconductor...

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Ridgetop’s nanoDFM technologies apply advanced and patented in-situ test structures and iterative improvements....

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PROCHEK™

ProChek™ Semiconductor Process Characterization System
This compact, precision system extracts semiconductor parameters from deep submicron parameters faster and more cost-effectively than other method. Process parameters include TDDB, HCI, stress migration, NBTI, PBTI and others.

PROCHEK™ Ridgetop Group
analog-to-digital
ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL

Ridgetop has the technical experience and proven results for critical aerospace, automotive, and semiconductor sectors. Our ADC IP library includes:
Rad-hard ADCs for aerospace and military applications
Non-rad-hard ADCs for commercial applications

InstaCell™ Ridgetop Group
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Q-Star Test

This line of precision current measurement instruments has been adopted world-wide by over 70 firms involved in characterization and manufacturing of ICs across a broad range of electronics applications. A wide array of product capabilities and design services are available.For more information on Q-Star Test products

Q-Star Test Ridgetop Group
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PDKChek®

Fabless designers rely on the accuracy of the process design kit (PDK) supplied by the foundry in accounting for the statistical nature of the offset voltages. However, a foundry PDK does not exactly model all choices of devices. At process geometries of 130 nm and below, the designer requires a tool like PDKChek to accurately determine the relevant parameters for the specific devices used in the design (width and length choices). Figure below describes the PDKChek system-level implementation. The ∆VT, ∆R, and ∆C sensors are available, and the inductance sensor is currently being tested.

DFM Ridgetop Group
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Sentinel Silicon

Sentinel Silicon library includes precision measurement structures for:
TDDB - Time Dependent Dielectric Breakdown
HCI - Hot Carrier Damage
NBTI - Negative Bias Temperature Instability
Radiation Damage - RadCell Fox (Field Oxide) and RadCell VT (Threshold Voltage)

Sentinel IP Solutions Ridgetop Group
digital-to-analog
DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG

Ridgetop’s audio DAC uses delta-sigma architecture. As shown in the illustration above, the DAC uses a digital interpolation filter, a digital second-order delta-sigma modulator, and a 32-tap analog reconstruction filter FIR. A fourth-order modulator is available to decrease oversampling ratio if the application requires. Applications for this core include audio commercial electronics, industrial control, and automotive.

InstaCell™ Ridgetop Group
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YieldMaxxTM

Ridgetop’s Independent Die-Level Fab Process Monitoring Tools
The quick identification and correction of yield problems is an imperative issue that can be simply solved by YieldMaxx. Interfacing through an API with independent die-level process monitoring tools, YieldMaxx integrates large volumes of disparate data to provide accurate yield analysis in a matter of minutes. The user is able to correct the disparity faster due to an automated test equipment database.

DFM Ridgetop Group
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DC/DC CONVERTER

The Ridgetop DC-DC switching converter/power supply design meets demanding requirements for size, efficiency, and voltage range, and greatly exceeds the performance of similar commercial products.

InstaCell™ Ridgetop Group