Magnetic Logic Circuits for Extreme Environments

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$99,987.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NNM07AA51C
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
066525
Solicitation Topic Code:
X2.04
Small Business Information
NVE CORPORATION
11409 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344-3617
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
114264351
Principal Investigator
 Catherine Nordman
 Principal Investigator
 (952) 996-1629
 cathyn@nve.com
Business Contact
 Richard George
Title: Director, Government Contracts
Phone: (952) 996-1602
Email: dickg@nve.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The program aims to demonstrate a new genre of all-magnetic logic circuits which are radiation-tolerant and capable of reliable operation in extreme environmental conditions including low temperatures and wide temperature swings. The circuits are based on tunneling magnetoresistive technology, and are expected to have a greater single-event latchup immunity than semiconductor-based CMOS logic. Recent breakthroughs in magnetic tunnel junction technology have resulted in magnetoresistive responses in excess of 200%. With these developments adequate current gain may now be realized to implement practical multi-stage logic circuits. This work will seek to prove novel gate designs and explore the magnetic thin-film tunneling structures necessary to realize them.

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