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Low Jitter On-chip Clock Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77468
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-099-1208
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HYPRES. Inc.
175 Clearbrook Rd. #141 Elmsford, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Low Jitter On-chip Clock Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-07-C-A001
Award Amount: $729,905.00
 

Abstract:

In true Digital-RF receiver technology, the RF signal is sampled directly at the antenna and processed digitally at high speeds. This requires an ultrafast ultra-linear analog-to-digital Converter (ADC) followed by ultrafast digital signal processing, both of which need high-speed clocks. For best performance, the ADC clock must have extremely low short-term jitter. Building on the Phase I development of a family of 30-80 GHz on-chip low-jitter lock sources, we propose to develop X-band and Ka-band digital-RF satellite communication (SATCOM) receivers with on-chip clock. These clock sources, employing resonant long Josephson junction oscillators, exhibit extremely low short-term jitter, estimated to be less than 10 fs (0.01 ps), and therefore, are ideally suited for integration with superconductor ADCs and rapid single flux quantum (RSFQ) digital technology. An integrated on-chip clock source is indispensable for the commercial viability of HYPRES' envisioned digital-RF receiver and transceiver products. The on-chip clock eliminates the most expensive part of the receiver system, an external high-frequency clock source, and significantly reduces its size, weight, and power consumption.

Principal Investigator:

Deepnarayan Gupta
VP Research and Developme
9145921190
gupta@hypres.com

Business Contact:

Edward M. Kulinski
VP Finance and Administra
9145921190
ekulinski@hypres.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

HYPRES., INC.
175 Clearbrook Road Elmsford, NY 10523

EIN/Tax ID: 133170343
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No