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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,996.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9453-05-C-0057
Award Id:
67465
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-042-0031
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ADVANCED SCIENCE & NOVEL TECHNOLOGY (Currently Advanced Science and Novel Technology)
27 Via Porto Grande, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
114422095
Principal Investigator:
Vladimir Bratov
Vice-President
(310) 377-6029
bratov@comcast.net
Business Contact:
Vladimir Katzman
President
(310) 377-6029
traffic405@cox.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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