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Updates to MEP Instructional Program
Early January 2016, MOSIS announced major changes to the MEP Instructional program. The text of the announcement is available online. Specifics how it will affect participants is outlined below.
What Did Change
MOSIS is granting MEP Instructional accounts access to the 130 nm GFUS 8RF-DM technology. All MEP Instructional accounts that held valid access to the 7RF and/or 7HV process on January 21, 2016, had their access switched to the GFUS 8RF-DM process.
Supported Metal Stack and Features:
MEP Instructional submissions are restricted to the standard metal stack and standard options.
IP is available through ARM (NOT through MOSIS) for this technology. Academics and research organizations can contact ARM through the ARM University Program at http://www.arm.com/support/university for access to standard cells, I/O, and memory.
Budgets will continue to be expressed in TinyChip units. Each design/layout will be restricted to 1.5 mm x 1.5 mm. Multiple TinyChip units can no longer be assigned to one project in the GFUS 8RF-DM technology.
Internal Die ID:
All 8RF-DM designs must support internal die identification.
MEP access to the GFUS 7RF and GFUS 7HV processes is being phased out. All 7RF/7HV design submitted to MOSIS must be able to be fabricated on either a 7RF or 7HV run. We expect the final run will close in the fourth quarter of 2016, after which no more 7RF or 7HV MEP design submissions will be accepted.
What Did Not Change
ON Semi C5:
MOSIS will continue to support designs submitted for fabrication on the C5 run. Standard restrictions continue as:
- Projects can be designed as C5N, not C5F.
- MOSIS orders EPI wafers for this process. Non-EPI (bulk) is an additional cost option and not available for MEP submissions.
C5 Design Size:
Budgets will continue to be issued in TinyChip units: 5 parts of a size no larger than 1.5 mm x 1.5 mm. Multiple TinyChip units can be used for one design, size not to exceed 3.0 mm x 3.0 mm, nor quantity to exceed 10 parts per design. See TinyChip Units
No changes have been made to the administration, term, budget, or reporting requirements.
Vendor Document Access
MEP Instructional accounts are opened without access to vendor documents. Requests will be considered only for processes supported by the MEP Instructional program. Please read Policy On University Accounts Accessing Vendor Documents before proceeding.