ON Semi 500nm CMOS

The ON Semiconductor 0.5-micron CMOS (C5) process is a non-silicided CMOS process that has 3 metal layers and 2 poly layers, and a high resistance layer. Stacked contacts are supported. The process is for 5 volt applications.

It is suitable for general mixed-signal designs and some sensor designs such as bio-instrumentation sensor or imaging sensors, and for post-processing. It is useful for signal conditioning and control circuitry in integrated microsystems.

The following instructions will help you to access and use this technology:

 

HOW TO GET LICENSED

To get the design kit and fabrication services, specific licensing steps must be completed to get an authorized account and meet The MOSIS Service's obligations to the supplier.

Who can complete the steps?

*      To Get and Install the Design Kit

o   The STC Administrator (Administrator of CMC's Supported Technology Configuration at each university) coordinates completion of the required licensing steps to have a MOSIS account in order to obtain the design kit. MOSIS has agreed that the STC Administrators may act as the MOSIS Account Liaison, and in this role the STC Administrator may also fill out various forms.
CMC recommends that only the STC Administrator should download and install the kit, to ensure that the kit is configured as well as possible for the STC and CAD tool environment.

§  List of STC Administrators 

*      To Access the Fabrication Service

o   Designers must use a MOSIS account number/password to submit designs for Design Rule Check (DRC) and fabrication. In cases where the STC Administrator does not wish to distribute his/her account information to other individuals, a separate account must be established. The approach to establish that account depends on the university.

Option 1: At the request of a professor, the STC Administrator can coordinate setting up a separate account and then provide the account number/password to the designers at that university.

Option 2: The accountable professor can follow the steps below, to set up an account and provide the account number/password to the designers supervised by that professor.
NOTE: If Option 2 is followed, the professor must follow most of the Licensing Steps 2, 3 and 4 below.

*      Legal agreements must be signed by an Authorized Signatory at the university. The Authorized Signatory is usually the Vice-President of Research or head of Research Services.

Does every university complete the same steps?

*      No, the steps may vary, depending on the university. For example, a university may already have obtained a Commercial Account for the purpose of getting access to other technologies, and only wishes to add authorization to obtain the additional technology.

Licensing Step 5 below has a summary table of the actions and documents required.

 

NOTE: In any document that requests a Fabrication Plan, if you do not know the date and design size, please enter "TBD".

LICENSING STEP 1: MOSIS CUSTOMER AGREEMENT

Determine whether your university has signed a MOSIS Customer Agreement which is a prerequisite to get any product or service through MOSIS. Almost all universities that are members of CMC have signed this agreement, click here to see the list.

o   If your university has not signed this document, the STC Administrator should obtain the form from http://www.mosis.com/forms/mosis_forms/mosis-customer-agreement.pdf and get it completed and signed, in duplicate, by an Authorized Signatory.

 

LICENSING STEP 2: MOSIS COMMERCIAL ACCOUNT

Your university's STC Administrator/MOSIS Account Liaison can determine if your university has an active MOSIS Commercial Account which is also a prerequisite to get any product or service through MOSIS. Only STC Administrators can access this current list of account numbers, account status and technology licenses.

*      No, my university does not have an Account, active or expired: The STC Administrator/Account Liaison should ensure that a MOSIS Customer Agreement has been signed in duplicate by an Authorized Signatory (if necessary, see Step 1), and then the Account Liaison should complete the Commercial Account Application (including Application for Access to Vendor Proprietary Documents).  The Academic Account Document Access Application must also be completed by the STC Administrator or accountable professor when setting up a separate account for design submission.
You may also review the MOSIS Educational "Program Policy For Document Access By University Accounts".

o   In the "Application for Access to Vendor Proprietary Documents", the Account Type for all CMC Member University accounts should be "Commercial" and the STC Administrators should designate themselves as both the "Administrative" and "Technical" Points of Contact.
NOTE: (When professors complete this step for the separate account for design submission, they should designate themselves as the "Administrative Point of Contact" and the STC Administrator as the "Technical Point of Contact".
NOTE: The Academic Account Document Access Application must be renewed annually.

o   Along with the application for document access, you must submit a Mini-Proposal. Send your mini-proposal electronically to support@mosis.com. It must be in PDF format. Be sure to state in the accompanying e-mail message that the attached proposal is for document access. Then follow the actions in Step 3 below to get access to the technology.

*     Yes, my university does have one or more Commercial Accounts, either active or expired:

o   To renew an expired Commercial Account, the STC Administrator/MOSIS Account Liaison should take the actions set out in Step 3B.

 

LICENSING STEP 3: DOCUMENTS AND ACTIONS SPECIFIC TO ON SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY

Access to the technology is based on a site license. Each university is required to get licensed only one time and multiple researchers at that organization can access the kit. Check with your STC Administrator/MOSIS Account Liaison if your site has already been licensed (see this List of STC Administrators). If your university is not licensed for ON Semiconductor, the following steps are required (this information is also at http://www.mosis.com/on_semi/on_semi_rules_libs.html):

A.    The STC Administrator/Account Liaison, should complete and submit the online form:

o   ON Semiconductor Access Request Form — The STC Administrator or accountable professor also needs to complete this form when setting up a separate account for design submission.

The Account Liaison should request an Authorized Signatory to sign, in duplicate, the following two agreements:

 

o   ON Semiconductor Confidentiality Agreement (CDA) — If the STC Administrator has already established licensing through MOSIS for this technology, this agreement does not need to be submitted again for a separate account for design submission.

o   ON Semiconductor Design Kit License Agreement (DKLA) — If the STC Administrator has already established licensing through MOSIS for this technology, this agreement does not need to be submitted again for a separate account for design submission.

 

B.    If your Commercial Account has expired, the Account Liaison must complete each item to re-activate your account. The STC Administrator or accountable professor also needs to complete these for a separate account for design submission. If your university is setting up a new Commercial Account, you have already completed these steps, see Licensing Step 2 above.

 

o   Complete and sign, one copy only , the Academic Account Document Access Application.

§  The Account Type for all CMC Member University accounts should be "Commercial" and the STC Administrators should designate themselves as both the Administrative and Technical Points of Contact.

§  For future reference: The Academic Account Document Access Application must be renewed annually.

 

o   Along with the "Academic Account Document Access Application" , you must submit a Mini-Proposal. Send your mini-proposal electronically to support@mosis.com. It must be in PDF format. Be sure to state in the accompanying e-mail message that the attached proposal is for document access.

 

 

LICENSING STEP 4: PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

*     The Account Liaisons, and accountable professors who set up a separate account, must ensure that all researchers using the kit(s) at their university sign a MOSIS Individual Non Disclosure Agreement for University Account Students and Staff. These individual agreements should be retained on file by the Account Liaison, or by the professor responsible for a design submission account.

*     To keep the account active, the Account Liaisons must supply MOSIS with copies of the Individual NDAs every six (6) monthsA reminder e-mail will be provided by MOSIS three weeks in advance of the NDA submission deadline.

 

LICENSING STEP 5: REVIEW ALL ACTIONS AND ENSURE DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN PROCESSED

ITEMS

ACTIONS

WHO

(may be coordinated by the university's STC Administrator/MOSIS Account Liaison)

MOSIS Customer Agreement

If your university has not signed this Agreement, complete and sign, in duplicate.

Authorized Signatory.

Commercial Account Application (including Application for Access to Vendor Proprietary Documents

If your university does not have a Commercial Account, complete and sign the application in duplicate.

If your university has an expired Account, follow re-activation actions in Step 3B.

STC Administrator/MOSIS Account Liaison.

Academic Account Document Access Application

If your university has an expired Commercial Account, complete and sign one copy only of the application.

STC Administrator/MOSIS Account Liaison, and either the STC Administrator or accountable professor to set up a separate account for design submission.

Mini-Proposal

Complete and submit in PDF to support@mosis.com

STC Administrator/MOSIS Account Liaison.

Access Request Form

Complete and submit online form.

STC Administrator/MOSIS Account Liaison, and either the STC Administrator or accountable professor to set up a separate account for design submission .

Confidentiality Agreement (CDA)

Complete and sign, in duplicate.

Authorized Signatory
If the STC Administrator has already established licensing through MOSIS for this technology, this agreement does not need to be submitted again for a separate account for design submission.

Design Kit License Agreement (DKLA)

Complete and sign, in duplicate.

Authorized Signatory
If the STC Administrator has already established licensing through MOSIS for this technology, this agreement does not need to be submitted again for a separate account for design submission.

Individual NDA for University Account Students and Staff

To be signed by all researchers using the ON Semiconductor technology, and submitted to MOSIS on request.

STC Administrator/MOSIS Account Liaison and accountable professors who set up a separate account.

LICENSING STEP 6: SEND ALL SIGNED DOCUMENTS

The Account Liaison should send all signed and completed documents to:

MOSIS
4676 Admiralty Way
Suite 700
Marina del Rey, CA

ATTN: Agreement

HOW TO GET AND INSTALL THE DESIGN KIT

The STC Administrator/MOSIS Account Liaison, with a user account and password, can obtain the design kit from this MOSIS webpage: https://www.mosis.com/Webforms/document_access.html

After downloading the design kit, the STC Administrator/MOSIS Account Liaison needs to extract the files from the compressed file and follow the installation instructions provided in CMC's Product & Service Announcement (sent to STC Administrators only) and in the README file included in the kit.

 

HOW TO ACCESS THE FABRICATION SERVICE

The following steps are the responsibility of the designer. To follow Step 5 below, the designer needs the MOSIS account number/password for the separate account for design submission, and should get that information from either:

*     The STC Administrator (who has set up a separate account at a professor's request), or

*     The designer's supervising professor.

1.    Identify target run from our fabrication schedule

2.    Estimate cost for design fabrication: http://www.cmc.ca/en/WhatWeOffer/Make/FabPricing.aspx

3.    Book space with CMC using the Request for Manufacturing Resources (RFMR) form:
https://competitions.cmc.ca/CMC/HomePage.aspx

4.    When a design is ready for submission for fabrication, the designer must submit a Request for Implementation (RFI) form to CMC as the RFI contains (beside other important information) the exact dimensions of the design and packaging requirements which determine CMC's invoice to the designer:
https://www4.cmc.ca/forms/rfi_form.php

5.    Designers must make sure that their designs are DRC clean based on the most current version of the design kit before submitting designs for fabrication. Instructions for design submission are provided at:
http://www.mosis.com/support/submit/

Please note that the designers need to submit packaging instructions at the time of design submission to ensure no unnecessary delay is introduced to the fabrication cycle.

HOW TO SUBMIT A TEST REPORT

  1. Go to https://competitions.cmc.ca/CMC/.
  2. If you have not logged in to CMC Website, click Login (located on the upper right hand corner) and sign in with your Username and  Password.
  3. Select the tab Test Reports. All designs submitted with outstanding test reports will appear.
  4. Click on the design name to complete the report or select Request an Extension to submit at a later date.  

HOW TO GET SUPPORT

MOSIS is the primary source of support. To obtain support from MOSIS go to: http://www.mosis.com/support/customer.html

Users are encouraged to use the discussion forum to obtain support from peers by going to the ON Semiconductor forum at:

https://forums.cmc.ca/

CMC provides a minimal level of support for the ON Semiconductor technology on a best-effort basis. Please use CMC’s support request form: http://www.cmc.ca/Help/EngSupport.aspx