Accession Number : ADA545257


Title :   Nanoscale Microelectronic Circuit Development


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 18 Sep 2007-31 Mar 2011


Corporate Author : WASHINGTON STATE UNIV PULLMAN


Personal Author(s) : Ringo, John A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a545257.pdf


Report Date : 17 Jun 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 174


Abstract : The purpose of this program was to stimulate research in nanoscale microelectronic circuit development and to increase the domestic microelectronics workforce by providing research and educational opportunities to U.S. citizens, both undergraduates and graduate students. To accomplish the technical goal of developing nanoscale microelectronic circuits, five major task areas of research were identified by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) that included: (1) design techniques for high process variability; (2) low-voltage/low-power circuit design; (3) reconfigurable mixed-signal circuits; (4) low-power radio frequency (RF) receive/transmit architectures and circuits; and (5) improved nanoscale device models and circuit simulators. Ten (10) research projects were conducted by the Center for Design of Analog-Digital Integrated Circuits (CDADIC) universities that covered themes in all five research areas. The domestic workforce development plan included the recruitment of both undergraduate and graduate U.S. citizens in the field of microelectronics and provided them with research opportunities provided in the technical portion of this program. Twenty-four (24) students (undergraduates and graduates) at CDADIC-affiliated universities were awarded AFRL Fellowships through the domestic workforce development effort of this program.


Descriptors :   *MICROELECTRONICS , *INTEGRATED CIRCUITS , LOW VOLTAGE , ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS , RADIOFREQUENCY , LOW POWER


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE