Integrating Field Gate Programmable Arrays on Flexible, Thin, and Layered Substrates

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-08-M-0022
Award Id:
86713
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-099-1501
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2100 N Alafaya Trail, Suite 200, Orlando, FL, 32826
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147216001
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Church
Principal Investigator
(407) 275-4720
kchurch@nscryptinc.com
Business Contact:
Marva Sanders
Chief Operating Officer
(407) 249-3683
msanders@nscryptinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
If we could translate the benefits of 2-D integrated circuits into the third (vertical) dimension, it may be possible to extend Moore's Law to the year 2060, creating dramatic new possibilities in missile and space systems. By tightly integrating a Field Gate Programmable Array (FPGA) with an often large population of peripheral components into a miniaturized 3D structure, the development and fabrication timeframe of the overall system will be reduced by concealing the complexity of the FPGA from system designers. Through miniaturization and reduced trace lengths resulting from 3D form, parasitic impedances will be reduced and consequently will improve the system by 1) reducing ground bounce and voltage droop in the FPGA's power network, 2) reducing losses in high speed data buses, and 3) improving Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) performance of the overall system. By eliminating the complexity of the hundreds or thousands of peripheral components from the system designer, reconfigurable devices will be deployed in DoD and military applications with a dramatic reduction in both time and effort.

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