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Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 7586
Amount: $49,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Space Tech Corpon
2324 Manchester Court, Fort Collins, CO, 80526
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR MICHANDREWS
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
EXPLORATORY RESEARCH IS PROPOSED TO DETERMINE THE IMPLEMENTATION FACTORS PARAMETERS FOR A NEW VLSI CELL INVOKING REDUNDANT NUMBER ARITHMETIC INSTEAD OF 1'S/2'S COMPLEMENT. A NARROW APPLICATION TOWARDS SIGNAL PROCESSING (MULTIPLY/ACCUMULATE INTENSIVE) SHALL DRIVE MINIMAL AREA AND SPEED DESIGNS. CARRY/BORROW FREE DESIGNS MAY GREATLY ENHANCE MODULAR FAULT-TOLERANT IMPLEMENTATIONS. FOR FURTHER FOCUS, THE EFFICIENT SIGNED BINARY NUMBER REPRESENTATION (SBNR) AS A TRIT-VALUED SUBSET OF GENERAL REDUNDANT NUMBER REPRESENTATIONS AFFORDS MORE IMPROVED AREA/SPEED FOM'S, THUS MAKING SUCH CELLS HIGHLY VLSI-REGULAR. THIS APPLICATION SPECIFIC STUDY SHALL IDENTIFY CRITICAL DESIGN PARAMETERS (MINIMAL LINE WIDTHS, FUNCTIONAL PARTITIONING, VIA'S # OF GATES, INTER/INTRACELL CONNECTIONS) TO AID THE DESIGN ENGINEER. FOCUS IS ON LOWER LEVELS OF COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE COUPLED TO TECHNOLOGY/IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES WHERE SIGNIFICANT DISCOVERIES MAY BE LEVERAGED INTO PRACTICAL SYSTOLIC ARRAYS EXCEEDING THE DESIGN PERFORMANCE OF GAPP AND DAP DEVICES WHILE ACHIEVING BREAKTHROUGHS IN MINIMAL CELL LAYOUTS.

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