Performance Enhanced Managed FPGA
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
The Managed FPGA is a system component that contains a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), System-on-a-Chip (SoC), and security features, packaged within a Multichip Module (MCM), that make this enhanced FPGA a sustainable, upgradeable component for use in DoD applications. Innovations include the use of a SoC to manage FPGA configurable logic block (CLB) defragmentation and perform security functions. The CLB defragmentation algorithm is implemented in a standard high level language (i.e., C/C++) on the SoC, easing the upgrade and maintenance cycle as new technologies become available. Security features include basic key management, programmable decryption algorithms for bit stream security, and future Anti-Tamper management. Leveraging our team's experience as one of the Nation's leading aerospace innovators and developers (FireFiberT transceivers, IEEE 1393 FireRingT network, LaserFireT laser-com link and IntelNodeT gateway), Space Photonics, Inc. (SPI) is in a unique position to successfully develop the Managed FPGA system component. Previous development efforts will also be leveraged including SPI's experience with MCM development and production for NASA, NRO and AFRL.
Small Business Information at Submission:
SPACE PHOTONICS, INC.
700 Research Center Blvd. Fayetteville, AR 72701
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