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Innovative Approaches to Low Power, Sub-Threshold Electronic Circuits

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91810
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0732
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
RNET Technologies, Inc.
240 W. Elmwood Dr. Suite 2010 Dayton, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Innovative Approaches to Low Power, Sub-Threshold Electronic Circuits
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0393
Award Amount: $98,999.00
 

Abstract:

Recently, the DoD has become interested in technologies that can maximize processing energy efficiency and power savings, while maintaining reasonable performance. It particular, sub-threshold digital circuit operation is of the up-most interest for ultra-low power (ULP) military processing systems. In Phase I, a generic ULP field programmable gate array (FPGA) architecture capable of both sub-threshold and super-threshold operation will be developed. In sub-threshold mode, VDD is set less than VT, resulting in circuit which operates at a lower frequency with dramatic power savings. Super-threshold mode refers to the normal operating mode which provides higher performance during burst modes. As an innovative approach to meet the requirements of this solicitation, we are planning to design, simulate, fabricate, and characterize a general ULP FPGA device by the end of Phase II. This device will have the ability to dynamically switch between sub-threshold and super-threshold modes of operation depending the required device functionality, performance, and power. This technology will provide "added value" for various military and commercial applications.

Principal Investigator:

Todd Grimes
Project Manager
9374332886
tgrimes@Rnet-Tech.com

Business Contact:

V. Nagarajan
President
9374332886
vnagarajan@Rnet-Tech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RNET TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
240 W. Elmwood Dr. Suite 2010 Dayton, OH 45459

EIN/Tax ID: 200098466
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No