Next Generation Programmable Gate Array

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,991.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-06-M-0147
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-256-1011
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-256
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
THESEUS LOGIC, INC.
12000 Research Parkway, Suite 436, Orlando, FL, 32826
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
940980113
Principal Investigator:
Robert Read
Engineer
(407) 282-9990
rread@theseus.com
Business Contact:
Ryan Jorgenson
VP Engineering
(407) 282-9990
ryan@theseus.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Existing Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) provide space-based users with an awkward choice between high performance commercial devices that are not capable of functioning reliably in a space-borne environment, or low performance devices that are specially hardened for space environments. This unacceptable compromise forces space-based applications needing high performance to incur higher NRE costs to develop hardened, mission-specific cell-based ASICs that typically do not provide the flexibility needed for future enhancements. What is needed is a high performance, flexible, field-programmable platform that is capable of operating reliably in harsh environments. This program focuses on the (continued) development of a general-purpose, field-programmable signal processing platform. The goal(s) of the platform ASIC include: 1. Computational efficiencies for signal processing algorithms measured in BOPS/Joules within a factor of two of a standard-cell based ASIC performing an equivalent set of operations. 2. Programmable in a hardware description language at a coarse level. 3. Capable of changing algorithm sets in one clock cycle. 4. Capable of being implemented in multiple processes, including rad-hard SOI 5. Capable of going from code verification to deployment in two weeks or less.

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