Field Programmable Automations Sytem (F-PAS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$749,859.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-08-C-0317
Award Id:
81229
Agency Tracking Number:
06SB2-0093
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
700 Bishop St., Suite 2000, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
152357393
Principal Investigator:
J. Hunter Downs III
Chief Science Officer
(808) 221-2131
hunter@archinoetics.com
Business Contact:
Traci Downs
Chief Operating Officer
(808) 382-0314
traci@archinoetics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are growing in popularity due to their high performance capabilities and reprogrammable nature well-suited for development of specific high-speed processing applications. However, the design process for FPGA implementation is time-consuming with multiple complexities that stem from the numerous steps involved, each with a separate CAD tool, requiring the involvement of several engineers with various expertise for each design iteration. The F-PAS (Field-Programmable Automation System) application simplifies the FPGA design flow while intelligently producing the best implementation solution for the specific design requirements. The intelligent automation of the F-PAS solution simulates the design process of experts for every stage of the implementation process and leverages expertise gained only by experience, empowering even a novice engineer to implement effective designs with the option of user input or intervention at any stage of the design process. Phase I efforts produced a prototype system that streamlines the design process and finds the best synthesis implementation. Proposed Phase II work will mature the existing prototype to market-ready application by including additional vendor tools into the interface and refining the optimization process to implement the best design solutions for a wide variety of applications and design requirements faster and more effectively.

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