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Ultra-Fast Level 2 Cache SRAM for High-Performance Military and Spaceborne…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
81768
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B063-042-0675
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MICROELECTRONICS RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT CORP.
4775 Centennial Avenue, Suite 130 Colorado Springs, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Ultra-Fast Level 2 Cache SRAM for High-Performance Military and Spaceborne Computing
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-07-C-0065
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

In this proposal we discuss the development of an ultra high-speed synchronous SRAM suitable for use as an embedded level 1 or external level-2 cache memory. The state-of-the-art radiation tolerant/hardened memory devices are of an asynchronous design with access times of 17 to 30ns. The synchronous memory we are proposing has a targeted access time of <3ns (nearly a factor of 6 improvement over the current fastest military devices) and an 18Mbit density (configured for level-2 cache data bus for high-speed processing). This type of memory is extremely popular in the commercial marketplace, but does not exist at all today in a military/rad-hard version. The device we are proposing would be targeted to a commercial fabrication process would use a novel reverse body bias HBD technique to achieve exception total dose hardness without sacrificing speed. Because our proposed SRAM cell is very close in size to a commercial SRAM we could achieve a cost/bit that is potentially a factor of 10 lower than current military asynchronous SRAMs.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph M. Benedetto
Principal Investigator
7195310805
joseph.benedetto@micro-rdc.com

Business Contact:

Mary J. Dyson
Director Business Operations
5052941962
mary.dyson@micro-rdc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MICROELECTRONICS RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT CORP.
4775 Centennial Avenue, Suite 130 Colorado Springs, CO 80919

EIN/Tax ID: 141929743
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No