RedCat Devices (RCD) was born as a start-up company in 2006 thanks to a public funding from Milan Chamber of Commerce and Lombardia Region (Technological Voucher for Start-up Companies). RCD is a fabless semiconductor company devoted to design semiconductor memories and analog devices for aerospace and nuclear science taking the best from standard and well consolidated CMOS technologies and using radiation hardening by design (RHBD) proprietary methodologies to enhance resistance both to total ionizing dose (TID) and single event effects (SEE). The expertise of RCD is focused on semiconductor memories and ADCs/DACs coming from its founders whose experience have been matured either in academics (University of Pavia, University of Milan) and large semiconductor companies (ST Microelectronics) and spread on technical and management issues such as design of silicon devices and technology transfer operations among large companies.
RCD is based in Milano and can count on a nine people permanent staff team including founders and consultants. Its capability spreads from project management to physical simulation and layout design of complete silicon devices for customers who can be helped on silicon process choosing too. RC works mainly on CMOS processes with different fabs like X-FAB, Tower Semiconductors and others.
RCD is organized in three units: 1) APG, Analog Product Group, 2) MPG, Memory Product Group, 3) SSG, Scientific Software Group. APG and MPG are devoted to the development of rad-hard products (ADCs, DACs, SRAM, NVMs), SSG supports APG and MPG in software maintenance and development of internal tools (rad-hard libraries, testing tools, etc...) required for all phases of chip development.
RCD design everything from scratch starting from the selected silicon foundry PDK (Process Design Kit), from I/O up to the single logic port, making leverage on almost ten years of rad-hard developments in several research projects (RiFLASH, RAMSES, CISSA, ATENA, SkyFlash, R2RAM) and customer oriented case studies.
RCD is member of AIPAS association (www.aipas.it).