Embedded 3D Nonvolatile Memory

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,994.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX11CH49P
Agency Tracking Number:
105944
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X6.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
PrivaTran
1250 Capital of Texas Highway South, Building 3, Suite 400, Austin, TX, 78746-6446
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
788622012
Principal Investigator:
Burt Fowler
Principal Investigator
(512) 431-8460
burt@privatran.com
Business Contact:
Glenn Mortland
CEO
(512) 633-3476
gmortland@austin.rr.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Integrated circuits in NASA spacecraft and vehicle electronics must operate over large temperature extremes and mitigate radiation effects that can result in upset and/or destruction of devices. PrivaTran has previously demonstrated a two-terminal, electronically-programmable resistor as a nonvolatile memory (NVM) element with performance metrics exceeding those of competing technologies, and herein proposes this device as a radiation hardened NVM array formed within the metal interconnect layers of the integrated circuit and fully integrated in a 3D architecture, resulting in significant savings in weight, power and reliability.

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