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Hybrid Tempertaure Heterogeneous Technology Energy-Efficient Digital Data Link

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Department of Defense
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2013 / STTR
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175 Clearbrook Road Elmsford, NY 10523-1109
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Woman-Owned: No
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Hybrid Tempertaure Heterogeneous Technology Energy-Efficient Digital Data Link
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-13-C-0092
Award Amount: $499,856.00


HYPRES, in collaboration with University of Massachusetts, proposes an energy-efficient hybrid-temperature-heterogeneous-technology (HTHT) digital data link for interfacing 4K superconductor electronics with room-temperature electronics. Comprising several stages of cryogenic SiGe amplifiers at different temperatures, followed by equalization techniques, this data link will be designed to minimize the energy/bit figure-of-merit while exceeding the solicited specifications of 10^-12 bit-error rate (BER) at 30Gbps. Following simulation of the hybrid superconductor-semiconductor circuitry, a chain of three cryogenic SiGe integrated circuits (ICs) was designed and released for fabrication during Phase I. The estimated power consumption is 0.3 mW on the 4K stage. Upon testing these ICs in Phase I option, we plan to iteratively develop the cryogenic SiGe ICs and design the remaining semiconductor ICs which will operate at room temperature; a representative superconductor IC with differential output driver will also be iteratively developed. A major task in Phase II will be to build the HTHT data link by incorporating these ICs in their respective electronic modules and interconnecting them. The interconnect design uniquely combines electrical and thermal aspects and must be performed together with the IC design. Following the semiconductor and superconductor IC development, we will demonstrate the single channel and multi-channel data links.

Principal Investigator:

Deepnarayan Gupta
VP Research and Developme
(914) 592-1190

Business Contact:

Steve Damon
Assistant Controller
(914) 592-1190
Small Business Information at Submission:

175 Clearbrook Road Elmsford, NY -

EIN/Tax ID: 133170343
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Research Administration Buildi
70 Butterfield Terrace
Amherst, MA 01003-9242
Contact: Carol P. Sprague
Contact Phone: (413) 545-0698