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Low Power 1-Bit ADC Array with Serial Output

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95457
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
094998
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Pacific Microchip Corp.
3916 Sepulveda Boulevard #108 Culver City, CA 90230-4650
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Low Power 1-Bit ADC Array with Serial Output
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CD97P
Award Amount: $99,306.00
 

Abstract:

Microwave interferometers for NASA missions such as PATH and SCLP consist of up to 900 receivers. Each receiver requires I and Q ADCs (analog-to-digital converters) for signal digitizing at >200MHz before further digital processing in the cross-correlators. Power dissipation as well as instrument volume and weight are the most important parameters in space born instruments. Pacific Microchip proposes designing a monolithic array consisting of 20x1-bit ADCs. A serializer will be integrated to reduce the number of outputs from 20 to 1. This will reduce the power per ADC and resolve the problem of wiring congestion where the cross-correlators interface. For further power reduction, Pacific Microchip proposes integrating a novel metastability programming feature into the ADC latches. The clock distribution will also be dramatically simplified. The 2-wire serial I

Principal Investigator:

Dalius Baranauskas
Principal Investigator
3109403083
dalius@pacificmicrochip.com

Business Contact:

Dalius Baranauskas
Business Official
3109403083
dalius@pacificmicrochip.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Pacific Microchip Corp.
3916 Sepulveda Blvd. #108 Culver City, CA 90230

EIN/Tax ID: 204998377
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No