Multi-channel, Bi-directional, User-programmable, Radiation-hardened, High-speed Voltage Level Converter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-05-C-0057
Agency Tracking Number: F041-042-0031
Amount: $749,996.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-042
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
27 Via Porto Grande, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275
DUNS: 114422095
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vladimir Bratov
 (310) 377-6029
Business Contact
 Vladimir Katzman
Title: President
Phone: (310) 377-6029
Research Institution
Existing and future complex command and control systems used in avionics and satellite electronics utilize radiation tolerant (RT) components from a number of logic families with different data rates and I/O interfaces. The resulting incompatibility of blocks and subsystems increases with the migration of the modern electronics to lower power supplies in attempts to reduce its overall power consumption, while preserving higher supply voltages for some well-performing parts of existing systems in order to optimize the performance and cost of those systems. RT level converters play a key role in the integration of multiple replaceable parts within the same infrastructure. In order to increase the expandability, interoperability, and upgrade abilities of the future electronic systems, we propose a novel, bi-directional, universal, RT voltage level converter. This user programmable device will increase the systems flexibility, minimize the cost and efforts required for their development, and help to fulfill the requirements of Plug-and-Play concept. The high speed (up to 10Gb/s) and radiation tolerance will be achieved through utilization of our proprietary differential RT cells developed in the SiGe technology from Jazz Semiconductor. Our efforts will be supported by the US leader in RT circuit design - ATK Mission Research at Albuquerque, NM.

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