Next Generation CAD Tools for Gigascale Integrated Mixed Signal System on a Chip

Period of Performance: 03/27/2001 - 11/30/2001

$99K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Edaptive Computing, Inc.
1245 Lyons Road Array
Dayton, OH 45458
Principal Investigator

Abstract

EDAptive Computing, Inc. (EDAptive) and Dr. Ranga Vemuri of the University of Cincinnati present a unique and commercially viable solution to the problem of scalable analog component library for RF system design automation. Much research is necessary before complete automation of RF systems is possible, as evident through DARPA's recent NeoCAD solicitation. Our "Library of Scalable RF Analog Components (LIBRA)" program identifies and aims to commercialize relatively mature aspect of this automation process, namely, that of scalable library development. University of Cincinnati's VASE (VHDL-AMS Synthesis Environment) project, under the leadership of Dr. Ranga Vemuri, has developed a unique and innovative methodology for scalable RF components, which will be enhanced, evaluated and commercialized in this SBIR project. Specifically, we propose to develop a scalable component library for RF system designers. This library will consist of several classes of RF components such as mixers, oscillators and low-noise amplifiers. A variety of topologies will be provided in each class to suite various application needs, constraints and optimization goals. In this proposal, we present a focused approach to establish feasibility in Phase I, and prove the concept and prepare for technology transition in Phase II.This effort will form the groundwork for RF System Synthesis tools. In addition to military applications, this effort will also have direct applications in two of the fastest growing markets today, (1) Wireless Communication Devices (Mixed Digital/Analog Systems), and (2) Global Positioning System Receivers. This effort will enable exploration of novel device concepts and designs, improvements in device performance/reliability and reduction in product time-to-market.