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Radiation-Hardened, Deep-Submicron Application Specific Integrated Circuit

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-106-2357
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-106
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
FirstPass Engineering PC
864 Happy Canyon Road Suite 110 Castle Rock, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Radiation-Hardened, Deep-Submicron Application Specific Integrated Circuit
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA9453-11-M-0123
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: An innovative approach to integrate high-level Digital-Signal-Processing (DSP) functions into the traditional Application-Specific-Integrated-Circuit (ASIC) development methodology for sub-micron radiation-hardened CMOS circuitry is proposed. The solution involves developing a high-level DSP block functions whose parameters are specified by the designer that will synthesize into high-performance lower gate count Radiaton-Hardened-By-Design (RHBD) structures. These high-level blocks will generate HDL simulation models and verification testbench models and can be re-used within the circuit or in other designs thereby reducing development schedule and verification risks. BENEFIT: This research will beneficially impact the development cycle and quality of commonly used Digital Signal Processing (DSP) functions. The methodologies used are directly and easily transferable from ASIC to ASIC as well as to other functions besides DSP. Benefits include rapid development time, substantial risk reduction and decrease cost and schedule. Potential commercial applications include common DSP applications such as communications, waveform digital processing such as demodulation, filtering and encoding and ASICs incorporating these functions.

Principal Investigator:

Lark Lehman
Principal Engineer
(303) 688-6866
lark@firstpasseng.com

Business Contact:

Robert Schneiderwind
President
(303) 688-6866
bert@firstpasseng.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FirstPass Engineering PC
864 Happy Canyon Road Suite 110 Castle Rock, CO -

EIN/Tax ID: 203735297
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No