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Advanced Radiation Hardened Data Converter Architecture

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N132-145-0453
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N132-145
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
Small Business Information
Silicon Technologies, Inc.
3501 East Arcata Road Salt Lake City, UT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Advanced Radiation Hardened Data Converter Architecture
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-14-C-0117
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

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.

Principal Investigator:

Kent Smith
Chief Designer
(801) 891-8785
ksmith@silicontechnologiesinc.com

Business Contact:

Thomas Wolf
President/CEO
(801) 913-4332
twolf@silicontechnologiesinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Silicon Technologies, Inc.
3501 East Arcata Road Salt Lake City, UT -

EIN/Tax ID: 264229113
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No