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3D Memristor Architectures for Software Defined Radio

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98285
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-222-0984
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-222
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Privatran
1250 Capital of Texas Highway South Building 3, Suite 400 Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: 3D Memristor Architectures for Software Defined Radio
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00039-10-C-0056
Award Amount: $69,108.00
 

Abstract:

PrivaTran proposes the use of newly-developed manufacturing methods that convert materials commonly found in conventional integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing into memristor devices with increased packing density and an advanced, three-dimensional (3D) architecture. The memristor devices can be formed in the interconnect layers of a conventional IC so that the area available for underlying transistors is not affected. This approach results in a 3D architecture achieved using a single substrate without the need for bonding multiple die together with flip-chip or through-silicon-via technologies. Furthermore, the memristor devices are much smaller than single transistors for any given technology node, and will scale to smaller dimensions as IC technology continues to progress towards smaller and smaller transistor sizes. The two-terminal memristor devices have numerous advantages including on/off conductance ratios greater than 104, reversible and fast switching, long retention times and immunity to current-induced degradation. In addition, their inherent simplicity makes them highly compatible with Si-based microelectronics technology, leading to a 3D architecture that can be readily transferred into semiconductor products at the most basic, integrated circuit level.

Principal Investigator:

Burt Fowler
Principal Investigator
5124318460
burt@privatran.com

Business Contact:

Glenn Mortland
President
5126333476
gmortland@austin.rr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Privatran
1250 Capital of Texas Highway South Building 3, Suite 400 Austin, TX 78746

EIN/Tax ID: 611516233
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No