High-Speed Interconnects Over Copper Traces

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,998.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-06-C-0069
Agency Tracking Number:
05SB2-0336
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
AGUILA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
310 Via Vera Cruz, Suite 107, Suite 107, San Marcos, CA, 92078
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
957992522
Principal Investigator:
M. Capote
Principal Investigator
(760) 752-1199
macapote@aguilatech.com
Business Contact:
M. Capote
President
(760) 752-1199
macapote@aguilatech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
As technology trends towards higher system data rates with reduced size and cost, the ability to create high-speed electrical interconnections at low cost is becoming critical. High-speed I/O, integrated along with high I/O parallellicity, is allowing interconnects to achieve over 1Tb/s of total chip-to-chip data rates. These rates are on a rapid upward trend, increasing at a rate of about 20% per year. As this trend continues, chips with many hundreds of parallel 20 Gb/s I/Os will be on the scene within the next five years. In order to compensate for the inadequacies of the inter-connect technologies, chip manufacturers are integrating low-jitter clock circuits, adaptive equali-zation and multilevel signaling into chip I/O. However, the high non-recurring costs involved in such approaches can only be afforded by the highest volume applications. Using commercial materials and printed circuit manufacturing methods, this proposed program will develop an inex-pensive technology for increasing the bandwidth of copper traces on printed circuits. The ap-proach involves using novel networks to optimize each data channel at the design stage using conventional design tools. Our techniques will permit creation of copper-clad printed circuits using conventional materials, such as FR4, yet support single channel data rates in excess of 10Gb/s.

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