INSTRUMENTATION USING LARGE SCALE INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$452,886.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
395
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Inet Corp.
8450 Central Avenue, Newark, CA, 94560
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Mark A. Decoster
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THERE HAVE BEEN MANY MAJOR ADVANCEMENTS IN DIGITAL ELECTRONICS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN APPLIED TO TEST INSTRUMENTATION. SPECIFICALLY, SIGNAL CONDITIONING INSTRUMENTATION COULD BE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED BY APPLYING SOME RECENTLY DEVELOPED LARGE SCALE INTEGRATED CIRCUITS. CURRENTLY, SIGNAL CONDITIONING IS DONE USING ANALOG FUNCTION CIRCUITS WHICH HAVE MANY LIMITATIONS AND PROBLEMS. BY APPLYING CURRENTLY AVAILABLE INTEGRATED CIRCUITS IT IS POSSIBLE TO ELIMINATE ANALOG SIGNAL CONDITIONING IN DATA ACQUISITION INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEMS. THE DIGITAL CIRCUITS WILL BE MORE STABLE, RELIABLE, ACCURATE, AND LESS EXPENSIVE THAN THEIR ANALOG COUNTERPARTS.INET CORPORATION PROPOSES TO CONDUCT FEASIBILITY RESEARCH INTO DIGITAL SIGNAL CONDITIONING INSTRUMENTATION. THE RESEARCH WILL DETERMINE THE BEST COMBINATION OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS TO PERFORM A WIDE VARIETY OF SIGNAL CONDITIONING FUNCTIONS. THE SECOND STEP IN THE RESEARCH IS TO BUILD A PROTOTYPE CIRCUIT AND RUN PERFORMANCE TESTS ON IT. THE EVENTUAL GOAL IS TO DEVELOP, MANUFACTURE, AND MARKET DIGITALSIGNAL CONDITIONING INSTRUMENTATION FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATION. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM IS ATTRACTIVE BECAUSE IT WILL RESULT IN IMPROVED QUALITY OF TEST DATA AND MORE PRODUCTIVE TEST OPERATIONS. INET IS COMMITTED TO SEEING THIS DEVELOPMENT THROUGH TO A PRODUCT THAT WILL HAVE BROAD INDUSTRIAL BENEFIT AND APPLICATION.

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