Reverse Engineering Software
ICWorks is software built specifically for clients needing circuit reverse engineering of competitor devices. ICWorks provides functionality that assists the flow of schematic analysis and forward design. The suite combines a high performance image database of the device's metal and poly layers, with an EDA environment that conforms to industry standard conventions.
The three components of ICWorks include:
- The ICWorks Browser is a key part of a Chipworks circuit analysis deliverable that enables clients to view, analyze, and interact with hierarchical device schematics and associated layout images. Chipworks' ICWorks Browser helps clients design better products more quickly than ever before, or better identify evidence of patent infringement.
- The ICWorks Arranger is a software format for delivering Chipworks' circuit analysis reports in a flat schematic version. This helps design teams cut the time of a project in half, by quickly focusing on the blocks of greatest interest and organizing schematics only when necessary.
- The ICWorks Surveyor gives clients the capability and high performance of a SEM on their desktops. This SEM database can comprise thousands or even tens of thousands of images, stitched into a single floor plan. ICWorks Surveyor makes it easier by allowing clients to navigate all layers of a device being reverse engineered to identify innovative blocks, collect layout data, and measure key device parameters.