Ultra Low-Power Miniaturized Flexible Radio Optimized for Long-Term Battery Operation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Microelectronics Activity
Amount:
$99,126.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
H94003-08-P-8007
Award Id:
86052
Agency Tracking Number:
08-8B4
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4505 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 360, Austin, TX, 78759
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
135494073
Principal Investigator:
DennisFerguson
RF/Microwave Engineer
(512) 795-0220
dennis.ferguson@crossfieldtech.com
Business Contact:
GaryMcMillian
Chief Technical Officer
(512) 795-0221
gary.mcmillian@crossfieldtech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Crossfield intends to develop a single chip software radio that is battery operated and can support high data rate wireless applications not currently addressed by off-the-shelf wireless standards such as IEEE802.15.4. By implementing a software radio, a single chip transceiver can interface to multiple transceiver "over the air" standards and can exploit new schemes as needed. The program will take maximum advantage of off-the-shelf CMOS RF designs implemented by Crossfield in 0.35 m and 0.18 m technologies. Certain mixed mode functions may be purchased or subcontracted to accelerate the schedule or to reduce overall program risk. All digital designs will be custom developed using a standard cell approach for the targeted process technology. Crossfield intends to complete the systems engineering and a significant part of the receiver RF design in Phase I. In Phase II, Crossfield will complete the transceiver design, fabricate and test a functioning device. The test device will be fabricated in the process technology defined at the beginning of Phase I.

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