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HIGH SPEED GALIUM ARSENIDE DESIGN TOOL

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7633
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7633
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BONNEVILLE SCIENTIFIC, INC.
P.O. Box 9497 Salt Lake City, UT 84109
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: HIGH SPEED GALIUM ARSENIDE DESIGN TOOL
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $40,000.00
 

Abstract:

INTEREST IN GALIUM ARSENIDE (GAAS) INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (IC) GROWING RAPIDLY BECAUSE THEY ARE VERY FASTAND RESISTANT TO RADIATION. HOWEVER, SOME SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS ARE STILL OF CONCERN. FIRST, THE INCREASED SPEED OF THIS TECHNOLOGY HAS LEAD TO TIMING PROBLEMS IN CIRCUIT DESIGN. WITH THIS TECH- NOLOGY THE GATE SWITCHING SPEEDS HAVE BEEN INCREASED TO WHERE THEY CAN BE EQUIVALENT TO THE WIRE TRANSMISSION TIMES.SECOND, GAAS FABRICATION PROCESSES ARE NOT AS EFFICENT AS WITH SILICON AND YIELDS ARE TYPICALLY POOR. THIRD, FAST, HIGH-LEVEL DESIGN TOOLS ARE NOT AVAILBABLE. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES AN APPROACH TO PROVIDE A VERY FAST DESIGN TOOL BASED UPON PATH PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC FOR GAAS CIRCUITS WHICH WILL RESULT IN CIRCUITS WITH MINIMAL AND WELL CONTROLLED WIRE LENGTHS. THE DESIGN METHOD PROVIDES IMMEDIATE CIRCUIT FUNCTION VERIFICATION FOR TIMING PROBLEM CONTROL. IT ALSO RESULTS IN VERY COMPACT CIRCUIT LAYOUT WHICH IS EQUIVALENT TO FULL CUSTOM DESIGNS WITH THE REQUIRED DESIGN TIME BEING DECREASED BY AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE. THE MORE COMPACT LAY- OUT WILL RESULT IN BETTER CIRCUIT PERFORMANCE AND IMPROVED

Principal Investigator:

Allen r. grahn
8013590402

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Bonneville Scientific, Inc
918 East 900 South Salt Lake City, UT 84105

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No