Innovative Approaches to Low Power, Sub-Threshold Electronic Circuits

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,952.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0167
Award Id:
91809
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0729
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2500 Maitland Center Parkway, Suite 203, Maitland, FL, 32751
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
791134542
Principal Investigator:
John Filion
Senior Technical Staff
(407) 660-9900
jfilion@camgian.com
Business Contact:
Ryan Jorgenson
VP of Engineering
(407) 660-9900
rjorgenson@camgian.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This program will develop a revolutionary, ultra low power System-on-a-Chip (SoC) technology that will enable >10x improvements in size and endurance over current generation microsystems such as unattended ground sensing (UGS) systems, micro-UAVs, micro satellites, body worn electronics, etc. This will be achieved through the integration of advanced energy efficient circuit designs that enable the power consumption of the chip to be dynamically matched to the performance needs of the systems. While the technical approaches to intelligent, adaptive, ultra-low power architectures will be generic and broadly applicable to DoD systems specific hardware implementations will be delivered as proof-of-principle prototypes. These will be based on the digital processing "brain" of a microbolometer IR camera system, which is used in all of the above microsystem applications. The focus of this program is on the digital processing of the architecture. The goal is to synergistically integrate into an SoC the low power enabling capabilities of: Subthreshold transistor operation. Clockless self timed logic circuits. Dynamically controlled power supply voltages determined by the data rate. Codetronix will support Camgian in this effort with their Mobius design specification and implementation tool.

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