Solving Microcircuit Obsolescence for 30 Years

The Generalized Emulation of Microcircuits (GEM) program and the Advanced Microcircuit Emulation (AME) program are Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) programs for which SRI International is the prime contractor.

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The Generalized Emulation of Microcircuits (GEM) technology was developed by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to provide a continuing solution to the microelectronics diminishing manufacturing sources problem...


The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) sponsored Advanced Microcircuit Emulation (AME) Enrichment program develops, demonstrates, and provides a continuing source of advanced technology, high-reliability, military-quality microcircuits...

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Counterfeit Prevention

Counterfeit microcircuits are an ever-increasing threat to complex weapon systems. When microcircuits are no longer available from the original manufacturer, or its authorized distributors, parts may only be available on the gray market. At this point the supply chain is susceptible to the insertion of counterfeit parts with limited part provenance. Counterfeits can include unauthorized…

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Our Newsletter Most Recent Volume 5 Issue 2 Welcome to our seventh edition of the Emulation Zone Newsletter. This issue is dedicated toprogrammable devices. We highlight new methods for recovering/extracting programming information for non-procurable FPGAs and how these can be retargeted to existing emulation technologies to establish resupply. Volume 1 Issue 1Volume 1 Issue 2Volume…

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The Obsolescence Problem

Early US defense requirements were the driving force in the electronics industry and weapon systems were designed and manufactured using state-of-the-art microcircuits. These microcircuits were made to a strict set of military specifications designed to last for decades. As the consumer electronics industry has grown during the last quarter-century, the defense sector has been eclipsed…

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Clearance and Security

In 2007 the DoD accredited SRI’s wafer foundry as a Department of Defense (DoD) Category 1 Trusted Foundry. With this endorsement, SRI is able to offer the DoD and Government agencies a secure on-shore, QML-certified wafer foundry for military electronics. SRI International has a TOP SECRET facility clearance and safeguarding capability (CAGE Code 0DKS7). Secure…

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Case Studies

The GEM program supports over 560 weapon systems. Here are some of our example case studies. C – 17 Application C-17 Landing Gear Obsolete Device EP1800 Erasable Programmable Logic Device Emulation Solution In this application the device is only programmed once, therefore, the GEM Program was able to provide a Form, Fit, Function and Interface…

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