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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Microelectronics Activity
Contract: H94003-09-C-0906
Agency Tracking Number: 08-8B4
Amount: $749,818.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: DMEA07-03
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
4505 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 360, Austin, TX, 78759
DUNS: 135494073
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Adam Jachniewicz
 Project Manager
 (512) 795-0220
 adam.jachniewicz@crossfieldtech.com
Business Contact
 Dennis Ferguson
Title: Senior Partner
Phone: (512) 795-0220
Email: dennis.ferguson@crossfieldtech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Crossfield intends to develop a single chip, low-power, flexible radio transceiver in ultrawideband technology that is battery operated and can support wireless sensor network applications not currently addressed by off-the-shelf wireless standards such as IEEE802.15.4. By implementing an ultrawideband (UWB) radio, a the power consumption can be reduced by an order of magnitude over existing radios. The program will take maximum advantage of Crossfield's off-the-shelf CMOS RF designs. The new design will be implemented in 65 nm CMOS technology. Certain mixed mode and interface 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 65 nm process technology. Crossfield intends to build a brassboard to demonstrate the functionality and reduce risk in implementing the RFIC chip. Crossfield will complete the 65 nm transceiver design, fabricate and test a functioning device.

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