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CDADIC Technology Breakthroughs

"The on-going research at CDADIC enables the semiconductor industry to leverage center innovations as new markets are explored and new products developed." — Paul Kempf, Jazz Semiconductor

The National Science Foundation acknowledged CDADIC for research that has led to technology breakthroughs. Members from industry identified a number of significant accomplishments made by CDADIC researchers. Here is a sample of the NSF acknowledgements:

Increasing Chip Speed

Designing and implementing the world's fastest logic technique that will double computer speed and greatly enhance video and speech processing technology capabilities.

Analog-Digital Converters

Advancing the state-of-the-art in analog-digital converters, reducing power consumption while improving performance of mixed-mode integrated circuits.

Integrated Circuit Protection Systems

Designing tools to predict the effect of static electricity on a chip that will provide industry with the ability to fabricate more reliable, secure integrated circuits and move products on the market more quickly and economically.

Phased-array Antenna

Developing a low-cost phased array transmit/receive system on a monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) chip based on silicon germanium technology. This research will dramatically increase the use of phased-array antennas in applications that are critical in aerospace and satellite communication systems.

Low-Voltage Analog Circuits

Designing new approaches to low-voltage CMOS analog circuits. Results will make more complex mixed-signal CMOS integrated circuits possible.

SOI Technology

Using silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology to develop next-generation circuits. These new circuits will operate at a much greater speed and require far less power to operate than others on the market.

Low-Cost MIMO Tranceivers

Developing low-cost multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transmit/receiver systems that will dramatically increase the use of MIMO transceivers for next-generation defense communication applications and emerging cognitive radio systems.

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