Technical feasibility

SECTION I: Testing

 

1

Has the R & D result been tested?

YES

 

NO

x

 

The following question is replied according to the reply in question 1

 

If yes

 

1a

In what mode has the result been tested?

•             Prototype

•             Pilot Application

•             Alpha/BETA testing

 

 
1b. Please describe and discuss the testing results
 

 

If no:

 

1c

Describe what type of testing does the R&D result need?
  1. A proper model has to be built. First on a board. The idea is a new principle of an A/D converter based a natural phenomenon. It consists of a circuit producing spike pulses proportional with the input signal. The second circuit consists of counters and a control unit which controls the counter circuits depending from the input parameters. The spikes are counted independently from each other from a given moment for a specified time interval.
  2. Another option is using a microelectronic CAD system. It consists of system simulation, logics simulation and circuit simulation. (i.e.: CADENCE)
  3.  The evaluation test has to justify the calculations. The expectations are very high: the proposed solution could minimize the inaccuracy of the low-pass filter and at the same time the frequency of sampling and the resolution can be modified very flexible.
  4. If the tests are positive a small serial of prototypes has to be made for further tests. It requires a professional microelectronic technology background. (Design system, etc.)
  5. The tests of the prototype (i.e.: thermal tests, thermal transient test, reliability test, etc)

 

1d. What is the time needed for testing?
The estimation is about 1000 hours
1e. What is the cost needed for testing?
Further R&D is necessary before testing. The entire activity is about 25-30 million HUF (€ 100.000)

 

 

SECTION 2: Current Stage of Development

 

2a

To what extent does the development team have technical resources for supporting the production of a new product? (Researchers, human resources, hardware, etc. )
According to the project owner: The project owner Mr.Szilard Ecsenyi and his father can work on the project. They do not have proper technology background (laboratory, measuring tools, etc)

Besides his activity the project needs an expert of programming in assembly and an expert of microelectronics design.

2b

What are the technical issues that need to be tackled for full deployment, if needed?
Programming the microcontroller.

Developing the technology

 

2c

What additional technical resources are needed for the production of this new product?
To obtain a product it requires a complete microelectronic production system (i.e.: Cadence)

 

2d

Overall assessment of the current stage of technical development.
It is only an idea now although calculations and some electronic design were made.

 

 

SECTION 3: Deployment

3a

Define the demands for large scale production in terms of
  • Materials
It is too premature project to predict serious data

 

 

  • technologies, tools, machineries
Normal IC manufacturer background

 

 

  • Staff effort
 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 4: Overall Assessment

 

1

What is you overall assessment of the technical feasibility of the research result?
The idea is interesting and it can be feasible, but without an existing model it is hard to evaluate, because there is no real result yet.

 

 

 

 

KEYWORDS QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT (0-5).

 

Please put X as appropriate. 1 2 3 4 5
Adequacy of testing activity undertaken so far X        
Adequacy and availability of technical resources of the development team   X      
Current development stage   X      
Overall technical feasibility   X      

 

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