Electronics companies powered up with grants.
In late July, two electronics companies with direct ties to the University of Arkansas The University of Arkansas strives to be known as a "nationally competitive, student-centered research university serving Arkansas and the world." The school recently completed its "Campaign for the 21st Century," in which the university raised more than $1 billion for the school, used each received Phase II grants worth $750,000.
Lynguent Inc. is an analog/mixed-signal (AMS AMS - Andrew Message System ) design engineer, co-founded by Alan Mantooth, professor of electrical engineering at the UA. The company is based in Portland, Ore., but has a research laboratory at the Genesis Technology Incubator at the UA Research and Technology Park in south Fayetteville.
The Small Business Innovation Research grant is from the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (or DTRA) is a combat support agency of the United States Department of Defense (DoD) whose primary function is to analyze potential threats to the United States, both homeland and abroad, and provide contingency plans for all such . The two-year grant will support research for the company's ModLyng product. ModLyng is a graphical interface intended for use by AMS design teams including design engineers, semi-conductor device modeling engineers.
Another company, Arkansas Power Electronics International Inc.,. headed by Alex Lostetter, a former student of Mantooth, received a Phase II SBIR SBIR Small Business Innovation Research (program/grant)
SBIR Space Based Infra-Red
SBIR Speaker-Boundary Interference
SBIR Site Backsurface-referenced Ideal Plane/Range (silicon wafers) from the Department of Energy.
The grant will help the company develop a high-efficiency, 100-kilowatt three-phase power electronic inverter (1) A logic gate that converts the input to the opposite state for output. If the input is true, the output is false, and vice versa. An inverter performs the Boolean logic NOT operation.
(2) A circuit that converts DC current into AC current. Contrast with rectifier. made with silicon carbide power switches. Or, in layman's terms, the technology has the potential to save billions of dollars in wasted energy by improving the efficiency of devices that transport electricity.
The DOE grant is the fifth Phase II the company is working on currently. The total value of all five grants is $3.2 million.
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