GAAS RISC ARRAY PROCESSOR

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$497,972.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
8191
Agency Tracking Number:
8191
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Systems & Processes Engineerin (Currently Systems & Processes Engineering Corp)
1406 Smith Road Suite A, Austin, TX, 78721
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Gary B Mcmillian
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SYSTEMS & PROCESSES ENGINEERING CORPORATION (SPEC) HAS DEVELOPED AN INNOVATIVE ARRAY PROCESSOR ARCHITECTURE FOR COMPU- TING FOURIER TRANSFORMS AND OTHER COMMONLY USED SIGNAL PROCESSING ALGORITHMS. THIS ARCHITECTURE IS DESIGNED TO EX-TRACT THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE ARRAY PERFORMANCE FROM STATE-OF- THE-ART GAAS TECHNOLOGY. THE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FEATURES A HIGH PERFORMANCE RISC PROCESSOR IMPLEMENTED IN GAAS, ALONGALONG WITH A FLOATING POINT COPROCESSOR AND A UNIQUE ARRAY COMMUNICATIONS COPROCESSOR, ALSO IMPLEMENTED IN GAAS. THE ARCHITECTURE INCLUDES VERY HIGH SPEED, LOW GATE COUNT BIT-SERIAL ARITHMETIC AND COMMUNICATION UNITS IN THE FLOAT- ING POINT AND COMMUNICATION COPROCESSORS, RESPECTIVELY. UTILIZING THE VERY HIGH SPEED OF GAAS, CURRENTLY WITH CLOCK RATES IN EXCESS OF 1 GHZ, BIT-SERIAL UNITS CAN BE USEDTO FORM THE CORE OF COMPLEX ARITHMETIC AND COMMUNICATIONS UNITS. A BIT-SERIAL VLSI ARCHITECTURE IS, IN FACT, IDEAL FORIMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMUNICATION LINKS BETWEEN PROCESSORSTHE OBJECTIVE OF THE PHASE II PROGRAM IS TO DESIGN AND SIMU-LATE AN ARRAY PROCESSOR UTILIZING HIGH PERFORMANCE GAAS RISCPROCESSORS AND COPROCESSORS.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government