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HIGH-PERFORMANCE ANALOG CMOS CONVOLVER

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
27443
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
27443
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tanner Research, Inc.
825 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: HIGH-PERFORMANCE ANALOG CMOS CONVOLVER
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $64,937.00
 

Abstract:

RESEARCHERS ARE DESIGNING AND FABRICATING A HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONVOLVER INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, THAT CAN BE COUPLED TO A DIGITAL STOCHASTIC NEURAL NETWORK CLASSIFIER. THE ARCHITECTURE HAS A PREDICTED SINGLE-CHIP PERFORMANCE OF 50 BILLION MULTIPLY/ACCUMULATES PER SECOND. UNLIKE COMPETING NEURAL NETWORK INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, THIS THROUGHPUT CAN BE MAINTAINED WITH REALISTIC CHIP I/O BANDWIDTHS. THIS HIGH PERFORMANCE IS ACHIEVED AT THE ARCHITECTURE LEVEL BY EXPLOITING MASSIVE PARALLELISM IN COMPUTING SEVERAL CONVOLUTION KERNELS SIMULTANEOUSLY, AND AT THE CIRCUIT LEVEL BY USING COMPACT MULTIPLYING D/A CONVERTERS (MDACS) AND ANALOG CURRENT SUMMING. RESEARCHERS ARE DEVELOPING CUSTOM INTEGRATED CIRCUITS THAT SUPPORT THE CONSTRUCTION OF LARGE, HIGH PERFORMANCE NEURAL NETWORKS. THE EFFORT INCLUDES THE DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF A SMALL-SCALE PROTOTYPE CMOS INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TO PROVE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE DEVELOPMENT. THE APPROACH UTILIZES COMMERCIAL CMOS/BULK INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY. PRODUCTS ARISING FROM THIS R&D CAN BE FABRICATED RELIABLY AND ECONOMICALLY BY A NUMBER OF VENDORS.

Principal Investigator:

Massimo A Sivilotti
8187923000

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Tanner Research Inc.
180 N Vinedo Ave Pasadena, CA 91107

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Minority-Owned: No
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