Cricket-1 IP watermarking demonstrator, TSMC65LP

This demonstrator, code-name “Cricket-1”, was designed as a collaboration with ARM Ltd with the Physical IP designed for the 65nm Low-Power process technology available from TSMC Inc. Cricket-1 was taped out in September 2013, arriving back from fab in January 2014. It supports evaluation of area and power reduction techniques for IP watermarking.

The chip includes clock modulation of Cortex - A5 (TM) CPU with the integrated Watermark Circuit to showcase the University of Southampton project on IP Watermarking of Embedded Processor Cores.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013