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Rad-Hard and ULP FPGA with "Full" Functionality

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
RNET Technologies, Inc.
OH Dayton, OH 45459-4248
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Rad-Hard and ULP FPGA with "Full" Functionality
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CA84C
Award Amount: $749,999.00


RNET has demonstrated the feasibility of developing an innovative radiation hardened (RH) and ultra low power (ULP) field programmable gate array (FPGA), called the RH/ULP FPGA. The design utilizes an advanced SOI process technology.It is the vision of RNET to develop a family of radiation hardened FPGA products with a variety of features including programmable logic, configurable analog functions, soft/hardcore microprocessor, dedicated DSP functions, I/O, dedicated memory blocks, memory controllers, global clock, and JTAG interface. In addition, specialized circuits for mitigation of TID/temperature effects, radiation hardened by design SEU techniques, and memory scrubbing are planned.Our vision at the conclusion of this proposed SBIR is to fabricate a "commercial" RH/ULP FPGA with the most important features listed. Ideally the FPGA to be developed under the proposed Phase 2 would contain all of these features, but due to the limitation of funds and allotted time, a scaled down version would be completed. The envisioned device will incorporate the basic programmable logic functions, dedicated block RAM, DSP functions, configurable I/O, global clock distribution network, and JTAG interface. Phase 2 will set the stage for more feature-rich product families to be developed as commercialization continues.

Principal Investigator:

Todd S. Grimes
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

V. Nagarajan
Business Official
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RNET Technologies, Inc.
OH Dayton, OH 45459-4248

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