Cricket-1 Test Chip

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.

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Cricket-1 IP watermarking demonstrator, TSMC65LP

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 .

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