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Reconfigurable Course-Grain Analog Arrays

Award Information

Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 08T007
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Triad Semiconductor, Inc.
3900 Westpoint Boulevard Suite D Winston-Salem, NC 27103 6798
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Reconfigurable Course-Grain Analog Arrays
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-10-C-0030
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00


A radiation hardened via-configurable analog array (RHVCAA) is proposed to provide a rapid prototyping mixed signal platform for implementing radiation hardened and high performance custom analog system designs. In phase I the feasibility of implementing RHVCAAs was investigated. Existing Triad semiconductor VCAA technology was assessed to determine modifications required to comply with radiation specifications. TID experiments were performed on a Triad commercial VCAA to determine the radiation hardness. Analysis of an existing bulk processes to meet the desired level of radiation hardness was also completed. Finally, a design methodology for developing RHVCAA-Ys was developed. Phase I results indicate the RHVCAA concept is practically feasible and would provide and excellent means of developing prototype and production custom analog solutions for MDA applications. Phase II will focus on the realization of the circuit blocks and validation of the radiation requirements conformance. The two key objectives in phase II will be: 1. Development of a RHVCAA test device on IBM-Ys CMOS7RF (0.18YY CMOS) process containing analog building blocks necessary to implement the RHVCAAs. 2. Radiation hardness and performance validation of the analog functions implemented on the RHVCAA test device.

Principal Investigator:

James C. Kemerling
Chief Technology Officer

Business Contact:

Lynn A. Hayden
Small Business Information at Submission:

Triad Semiconductor, Inc.
3900 Westpoint Boulevard Suite D Winston-Salem, NC 27103

EIN/Tax ID: 522370245
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
The University of Tennessee
Dept of Electrical Engineering
404 Ferris Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996
Contact: Benjamin J. Blalock
Contact Phone: 8659740927