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Reconfigurable Nanophotonic Optical Interconnects for Advanced FPGAs

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78115
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-006-0416
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EM Photonics, Incorporated
51 East Main Street Suite 203 Newark, DE -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Reconfigurable Nanophotonic Optical Interconnects for Advanced FPGAs
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0065
Award Amount: $99,954.00
 

Abstract:

Optically interconnected systems provide a number of additional benefits. For example, by removing metallic traces, many signal integrity issues are also eliminated as the parasitic capacitance and inductance associated with high-speed lines are removed, which further improves systems performance. Additionally, such systems typically require less power and experience less leakage, or wasted power, which is critical in space-borne applications. Moreover, an optical system is immune to the standard radiation effects of the harsh space environment. To this end, we propose the development of an optically reconfigurable nanophotonic interconnect for advanced FPGA. By removing the electrical interconnections between logic blocks, data can be quickly and efficiently routed across the FPGA. Such a novel design will remove the routing bottleneck associated with existing FPGA architectures and enable the rapid development of high performance FPGA systems.

Principal Investigator:

Ahmed Sharkawy
Director Of Photonic Applications
3024569003
sharkawy@emphotonics.com

Business Contact:

Eric Kelmelis
Vice President
3024569003
kelmelis@emphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EM PHOTONICS, INC.
51 East Main Street, Suite 203 Newark, DE 19711

EIN/Tax ID: 510411701
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF DELAWARE
140 Evans Hall
Newark, DE 19711
Contact: Dennis Prather
Contact Phone: (302) 831-8170
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university