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A HIGH-PERFORMANCE DISK CONTROLLER FOR THE FASTBUS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6990
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6990
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Dvp, Inc.
2401 Reserach Blvd. Suite 200 Rockville, MD 20850
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: A HIGH-PERFORMANCE DISK CONTROLLER FOR THE FASTBUS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE FASTBUS IS A STANDARDIZED, HIGH-PERFORMANCE 32-BIT BUS USED IN DATA ACQUISITION AND DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING SYSTEMS. THERE ARE CURRENTLY SEVERAL MANUFACTURERS WHO ARE BUILDING BOARDS THAT ARE COMPATIBLE WITH THE FASTBUS AND USEMANY OF THE POSSIBLE FEATURES. ADDITIONALLY, R&D IS CONTINUING IN PRIVATE INDUSTRY, UNIVERSITIES, AND THE GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT THE FASTBUS STANDARD FOR VARIOUS NEW LOGIC MODULES. ONE MAJOR AREA THAT IS NOT RECEIVING SUPPORT, HOWEVER, IS THE INTERFACING OF MASS STORAGE DEVICES (SUCH AS WINCHESTER, OPTICAL, FLOPPY DISKS, OR TAPES) DIRECTLY TO THE FASTBUS. THE PROJECT WILL INVOLVE EXAMINING SEVERAL OF THE CURRENT MASS STORAGE DEVICE INTERFACING REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICABILITY TO THE FASTBUS, AFTER WHICH THE THROUGHPUT AND PROTOCOL REQUIREMENTS OF THE FASTBUS WILL BE MATED WITH THE SPECIAL INTERFACE NEEDS OF COMMERCIAL OFF-THE-SHELF STORAGE DEVICES. TO ASCERTAIN THE FEASIBILITY OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH, SPECIAL CAPABILITIES OF THE FASTBUS, SUCH AS MULTIPROCESSING, HIGH-SPEED BURST MODE TRANSFERS, AND PHYSICAL AND LOGICAL STORAGE ADDRESSING WILL BE CONSIDERED IN THE DESIGN OF THE FLEXIBLE,HIGH-PERFORMANCE FASTBUS DISK CONTROLLER MODULE. IT IS FORESEEN THAT THE PROPOSED MODULE WILL OFFER AN ORDER-OF-MAGNITUDE INCREASE IN PERFORMANCE OVER CURRENT DISK INTERFACE TECHNIQUES.

Principal Investigator:

Mr Matthew W Price
3016709282

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Digital Video Processing Inc.
7841 Epsilon Dr Rockville, MD 20855

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