Low-Power Radiation Hardened Delay-Insensitive Asynchronous Microcontroller Technology Capable of Operating on Extreme Temperature Environments

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,990.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX11CF19P
Agency Tracking Number:
104254
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X6.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.
AR, Fayetteville, AR, 72701-7175
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
121539790
Principal Investigator:
Roberto Schupbach
Principal Investigator
(479) 443-5759
mschupb@apei.net
Business Contact:
Sharmila Mounce
Business Official
(479) 443-5759
smounce@apei.net
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
In this SBIR effort, Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. (APEI, Inc.) and the University of Arkansas are partnering to develop a versatile, radiation-hardened, low-power, asynchronous 8051-based microcontroller capable of functioning in a very wide temperature range (-230<SUP>o</SUP>C to +150<SUP>o</SUP>C). To make the asynchronous microcontroller as seamless as possible with existing technology, the proposed asynchronous 8051 microcontroller will be developed to be pin-to-pin compatible with the commercial 8051, as well as compatible with the existing commercial software suites. The 8051 is considered the world's most popular microcontroller core, therefore demonstration of the design methodology on this platform allows for quick adoptionÂ? extensive software libraries, advanced compilers, and well-trained software developers are readily available to support integration.

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