Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 750.00K | Year: 2010
This program proposes to demonstrate an ultra-low power design methodology and circuits for digital logic employing advanced dynamic voltage scaling (DVS) for asynchronous NULL Convention Logic (NCL) circuits operating in sub-threshold to super-threshold voltage regimes. The power supply voltages of logic block partitions will be independently set by on-chip voltage controllers based on the data processing rate requirements for each block. The proposed development includes design of sub-threshold to super-threshold level converter circuits, DVS control block, DC-DC converter, and supporting design infrastructure to implement digital logic System on Chip (SoC) designs targeted at infrared (IR) camera electronics.
Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Air Force | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 99.61K | Year: 2010
This program aims to develop an ultra low power System-on-a-Chip (SoC) technology that will enable >10x improvements in size and endurance over current generation wireless micro-sensor networks. This will be achieved through the integration of advanced circuit and architectural design methods targeted to improve wireless micro-sensor node performance in four critical performance parameters: (1) digital circuit design methodologies that enable the energy consumption of the chip to be dynamically matched to the performance needs of the system;(2) digital circuit design styles that minimize crosstalk noise to radio-frequency (RF) and other analog circuits;(3) advanced power and voltage gating and scaling techniques that reduce idle (leakage) energy consumption; and (4) System on Chip (SoC) design architectures optimizing energy, cost, and size. These elements will be integrated with a unique RF circuit architecture which has improvements in RF switches for signal steering to antennas, power amplifiers for transmitter output, direct digital synthesis, and high-frequency mixers for carrier modulation and received signal down-conversion. While the technical approaches to intelligent, adaptive, ultra-low power, low-noise circuits will be generic and broadly applicable to DoD systems a specific hardware architecture will be developed based on an intelligent wireless micro-sensor node. BENEFIT: The successful program will lead to improvements in the cost, size, weight, and power (CSWAP) metric of wireless sensors. The CSWAP reduction is achieved partially through dramatic reduction of the electronics power and energy consumption which leads directly to smaller power source requirements and higher integration capability. A further driver of CSWAP reduction is the use of NCL clockless logic which gives lower noise crosstalk from the digital processing circuitry to the critical RF and analog circuits. An additional benefit of the program which drives CSWAP improvement is the integration of NCL digital processing circuits with an innovative new RF circuit architecture which has improvements in critical performance areas. The initial products targeted for deployment will be wireless micro-sensor systems such as are used for border security, military intelligence, military battlefield surveillance, and SmartGrid power system monitoring.
Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Army | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 69.97K | Year: 2011
Energy can be harvested or scavenged from many environmental sources such as: solar, wind, vibrations, temperature gradients, etc. Two common issues related to environmental energy sources are limited/unpredictable availability and limited/unpredictable quantity. This proposal examines the requirements for the efficient harvesting of energy based on the temperature gradient that exists between the human skin and the surrounding environment. This source has the advantage that it is essentially available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The challenges of this work include quantifying and working with the low energy flux (mW/cm2) of the human body, the range of body-to-ambient temperature gradients (from a few degrees to tens of degrees centigrade), and the sensitivity of human tissue to extreme temperatures. This proposal will apply Camgian Microsystems"low power design technology with RTI"s efficient thermo-electric technology to the solutions of these challenges.
Camgian Microsystems Corporation | Date: 2015-03-13
The present invention relates generally to a system and method of networking and interconnecting a large number of various types of sensors to a remote location in an efficient manner. Specifically, the invention utilizes a flexible, configurable, scalable and power-efficient sensor interface relay architecture to gather sensor data from various locations and then relay it to a remote location via the internet.
Camgian Microsystems Corporation | Date: 2016-12-26
Hardware and software systems for use in tracking and providing data analytics for electronic sensing devices.
Camgian Microsystems Corporation | Date: 2015-04-15
Camgian Microsystems Corporation | Date: 2016-12-16
News Article | July 7, 2015
STARKVILLE, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Camgian Microsystems has been named one of the 50 Fastest Growing Tech Companies by The Silicon Review. The recognition, Camgian’s third award of the year, comes from a distinguished panel of executives and analysts honoring leading companies who build cutting edge technology products and services. The Silicon Review highlighted Camgian as a leader in edge computing, advanced sensing, and real-time processing in the Internet of Things (IoT) market. “We are honored to be recognized as one of the fastest growing tech companies globally,” said Gary Butler, chairman and CEO of Camgian Microsystems. “We are very excited about our products’ abilities to deliver valuable real-time intelligence in both the government and commercial markets.” The full list of companies can be seen here: http://www.thesiliconreview.com/magazines/Special-issue/50-fastest-growing-tech-companies-listing. Named by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest growing private companies, Camgian Microsystems delivers award winning IoT services for both commercial and government clients. Its latest innovation, Egburt is a complete IoT application service comprising software, hardware and communications built on a powerful edge computing architecture. To learn more about Camgian Microsystems, please visit www.camgian.com or follow them on twitter @CamgianMicro.
News Article | May 26, 2015
STARKVILLE, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Camgian Microsystems Corporation and Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering and School of Medicine have collaborated through the engineering school’s senior design program to prototype a new smart wheelchair system for monitoring the health of postoperative patients. In additional to in-patient care, the portable system could also allow outpatients to provide their vital signs and other key wellness metrics to their healthcare professionals in real-time from the comfort of their home. Camgian’s new Egburt platform was utilized by a senior design team to quickly retrofit a wheelchair to monitor patient blood pressure, oxygen saturation, pulse and temperature. Egburt was selected for its ability to run on battery power and to provide a more complete picture of the patient’s health by combining data from a wide variety of sensors. Systems that are portable, simple and cost-effective will better enable a broader group of physicians, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists to provide more frequent service to their patients from remote locations. This multi-year collaboration between Camgian and Vanderbilt provides top students with real-world experience using state-of-the-art Internet of Things technology. “We are tremendously pleased with the accomplishments of this year’s team,” says Ravi Raju, General Manager for Commercial Programs and Chief Marketing Officer for Camgian Microsystems. “They successfully demonstrated how quickly numerous healthcare sensors could be integrated into the Egburt platform. Our ability to provide better intelligence by analyzing more granular data from multiple sources will be critical in helping improve people’s lives through a variety of innovative applications.” The senior design program provides Vanderbilt students with experience working on real-world projects that involve design constraints, budgets, reviews and deadlines. The Camgian-sponsored team was able to learn about the principles of design, professionalism, entrepreneurship and the day-to-day implications of intellectual property. Named by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest growing private companies, Camgian Microsystems delivers award winning Internet of Thing (IoT) services for commercial and defense markets with a wide range of remote monitoring applications in retail operations, infrastructure management and U.S. troop protection. Its latest innovation, Egburt (www.egburt.com) is a complete IoT application service comprising software, hardware, and communications built on a powerful edge computing architecture. To learn more about Camgian Microsystems, please visit www.camgian.com or follow them on twitter @CamgianMicro.