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Subnanosecond Ultra-Low Power Consumption 3-Dimensional NbN RAM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
35820
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
35820
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HYPRES. Inc.
175 Clearbrook Road Elmsford, NY 10523-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Subnanosecond Ultra-Low Power Consumption 3-Dimensional NbN RAM
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,945.00
 

Abstract:

Due to a number of physical restrictions, Random Access Memory based on silicon can not reach the performance level of superconductive devices. HYPRES proposes the two-phase development of a subnanosecond low-power memory. The principal problems in the development of such a memory have been: an exclusive focus on ac-driven latching logic, which requires very high value of AC control currents and comparatively high power dissipation level. Recent development of the Rapid Single-Flux-Quantum (RSFQ) logic circuits have allowed a new approach to implementation of some critical components of the memory chips. This results in extremely low power dissipation (- 10 20 J per gate). The proposed memory is nonvolatile, that is data is not destroyed when the power supply is turned off. This property allows one to design a three-dimensional memory matrix. HYPRES is going to demonstrate multi-chip stacked 16 KBit three-dimensional subnanosecond access time multi-chip RAM working at 10 K temperature. The proposed above Random Access Memory can be implemented in Josephson digital electronics with focal array planes, digital signal processing, image processing, etc., as a storage of data with quick access.

Principal Investigator:

Alex F. Kirichenko
9195921190

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Hypres, Inc.
500 Executive Boulevard Elmsford, NY 10523

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