Hybrid Tempertaure Heterogeneous Technology Energy-Efficient Digital Data Link

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,710.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0333
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-022-0407
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T022
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
175 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
103734869
Principal Investigator:
Deepnarayan Gupta
VP Research and Developme
(914) 592-1190
gupta@hypres.com
Business Contact:
Steve Damon
Assistant Controller
(914) 592-1190
sdamon@hypres.com
Research Institution:
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Carol P Sprague
Research Administration Buildi
70 Butterfield Terrace
Amherst, MA, 01003-9242
(413) 545-0698
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
HYPRES, in collaboration University of Massachusetts, proposes an energy-efficient hybrid-temperature-heterogeneous-technology (HTHT) digital data link for interfacing 4K superconductor electronics with room-temperature electronics. Comprising several stages of cryogenic SiGe amplifiers at different temperatures, followed by equalization techniques, this data link will be designed to minimize the energy/bit figure-of-merit while exceeding the solicited specifications of 10^-12 bit-error rate (BER) at 30Gbps. Based on preliminary simulations, we believe that the design will extend to a 10^-15 BER at 50Gbps, and the power consumption per link will be 0.2mW on the 4K stage. Building on HYPRES"hybrid Josephson junction and transistor modeling infrastructure, we propose to complete the first set of IC designs in Phase I itself and release for fabrication. Upon testing these designs in Phase I option, we plan a second design iteration during the option period. This will be followed by a full implementation and demonstration with representative superconductor ICs and one of the ADR prototype systems in Phase II. During Phase I, we will also analyze the need for digital equalization, clock-data recovery and deserialization. We will also explore the design of an optical data link after SiGe amplifiers to get the data out of the cryostat without electromagnetic interference.

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