Advanced Radiation Hardened Data Converter Architecture

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-14-C-0117
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N132-145-0453
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N132-145
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
Small Business Information
3501 East Arcata Road, Salt Lake City, UT, 84124-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
831704874
Principal Investigator:
KentSmith
Chief Designer
(801) 891-8785
ksmith@silicontechnologiesinc.com
Business Contact:
ThomasWolf
President/CEO
(801) 913-4332
twolf@silicontechnologiesinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Silicon Technologies Inc. (STI) proposes to develop a data conversion architecture using radiation hardened ADC and DAC converter technologies. The circuit topology will be based on a fully differential, redundant SAR ADC which utilizes three high speed comparators to enable single clock conversion at 25MHz with 14 bit data conversion. The circuit design will be based on previous research sponsored by DARPA and the Air Force which has resulted in the development of a revolutionary new design tool called ADONIS. ADONIS uses a structured Radiation Hardened by Design technique that greatly simplifies the design, layout, and verification of a circuit. The ADONIS tools contains a Rad Hard by Design Analog Cell Library (RADL) which provides the basic components required for the design of the SAR This structured design approach has the advantage of 1) Consistent cell structures with Rad-hard design, 2) Repeatable structures which controls leakage, 3) Interactions between cells are known at design time, 4) Faster design cycle resulting in a savings of more than 2x standard design time, 5) Portability between different CMOS processes, 6) Noise and IR reduction due to a proprietary power and ground mesh, and 7) Standardized Radiation Hardened by Design transistors and other functions.

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