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High-Q Tunable Filters and High Efficiency Charge Pumps

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
104517
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
O1.03
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Virtual EM Inc.
3055 Plymouth Rd, Ste 200 Ann Arbor, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: High-Q Tunable Filters and High Efficiency Charge Pumps
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CF82P
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

The supply voltages of modern baseband digital integrated circuits are well below the required actuation voltages for the MEMS tunable filters. Therefore, a charge pump is used to achieve the required high actuation voltage for the MEMS devices. Current state-of-the-art charge pump designs produce output voltage ripples as high as 1 V, which has adverse effects on filter performance, and this is a critical technology gap. The proposed technology will close this gap by delivering two Integrated Circuits (ICs), a high-efficiency charge pump with low-ripple output and a filter design that is immune to bias noise (caused by the ripple).

Principal Investigator:

Tayfun Ozdemir
Principal Investigator
7342224558
tayfun@virtualem.com

Business Contact:

Tayfun Ozdemir
President
7342224558
tayfun@virtualem.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Virtual EM Inc.
3055 Plymouth Road, Suite 200 Ann Arbor, MI 48105-3208

EIN/Tax ID: 562283791
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No