A 1-ounce, 2” diameter microcontroller with 1GHz processor, DSP, and 2M gate FPGA. Plugin modules include trillion bit FLASH, 32 channel digitizer, analog drivers, wireless communication, GPS, and 28VDC converter. The RTOS is deterministic. User software is supported. Packaging interfaces to military wiring connectors or battery operated CCA.
Primary Application Area: Manufacturing, Instrumentation
Technology Development Status: Ready to Market
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: The combination of 32Bit processor, Digital Signal Processor (DSP) and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is powerful, unique, and patented. The Real Time Operating System (RTOS) supports threaded parallel processing, which is known to be more efficient. This is further enhanced by the DSP and FPGA co-processors. The EPIC 1GHz ARM processor is much faster than most avionics and vehicle electronics in service today and the terabyte FLASH is orders of magnitude greater. The 1-ounce module can be packaged in a 3-ounce 38999 or Arinc 429 connector backshell with combined weight of 4-ounces, which is far lighter than today’s avionics. The EPIC does not require wiring cables as it connects to (or replaces) existing wiring connectors. The 3-watt power dissipation is far less than conventional avionics, which typically exceed 10-watts and requires cooling. The combination of 32 bit processor, DSP, and FPGA in a coin-size circuit is unique (and patented.) The open modular architecture can be stacked with three processor circuits. Multiple EPICs communicate by wire or wireless to form a powerful on-board cloud supercomputer.
Organization Type: Small to Medium Enterprise
Showcase Booth #: 47M / 47T
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Vetted Programs/Awards: The EPIC is operational on Navy EA-6B. The EPIC was selected as transformational by the Army SBIR Commercialization Program. The EPIC has been demonstrated performing networked communication and status monitoring on tactical vehicles at the Oshkosh Vehicle Test Range. The EPIC has been selected for transition to fleet aircraft.
SBIR/STTR Awards: The second generation EPIC has been selected for award of technology transition contracts by the USAF for use in implementing situation awareness for tactical platforms. $749,996, USAF, 11/27/2013-6/13/2016.
External Funding to Date: The first generation EPIC has been awarded contracts by two military prime contractors.