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Field Programmable Automations Sytem (F-PAS)

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Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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2008 / SBIR
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Archinoetics, LLC
2800 Woodlawn Drive Suite 297 Honolulu, HI 96822-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Field Programmable Automations Sytem (F-PAS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0317
Award Amount: $749,859.00


Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are growing in popularity due to their high performance capabilities and reprogrammable nature well-suited for development of specific high-speed processing applications. However, the design process for FPGA implementation is time-consuming with multiple complexities that stem from the numerous steps involved, each with a separate CAD tool, requiring the involvement of several engineers with various expertise for each design iteration. The F-PAS (Field-Programmable Automation System) application simplifies the FPGA design flow while intelligently producing the best implementation solution for the specific design requirements. The intelligent automation of the F-PAS solution simulates the design process of experts for every stage of the implementation process and leverages expertise gained only by experience, empowering even a novice engineer to implement effective designs with the option of user input or intervention at any stage of the design process. Phase I efforts produced a prototype system that streamlines the design process and finds the best synthesis implementation. Proposed Phase II work will mature the existing prototype to market-ready application by including additional vendor tools into the interface and refining the optimization process to implement the best design solutions for a wide variety of applications and design requirements faster and more effectively.

Principal Investigator:

J. Hunter Downs III
Chief Science Officer

Business Contact:

Traci H. Downs
Chief Operating Officer
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700 Bishop St. Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

EIN/Tax ID: 201347328
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No