Arizona State University is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in a $17 million research project aimed at creating more advanced computing platforms capable of overcoming power constraints in a range of current devices. In adopting an approach that engages private and research institutions, DARPA hopes to generate the critical mass of research necessary for such a considerable breakthrough in a vital field.

ASU’s “Domain-Focused Advanced Software-Reconfiguration Heterogeneous portion of the Domain-Specific System On-Chip program,” operating under the direction of systems engineer and associate professor David Bliss, is deeply engaged in this DARPA project, officially titled the “Electronics Resurgence Initiative.” For DARPA and ASU, the culmination of this project will be next-generation computer processors that save both energy and time for users.

Furthermore, ASU plans to examine practical applications for next-generation computing technology, with objectives ranging from improved communications and radar technology to use in the biomedical and health fields. Such an expansion of processing power will yield transformative changes across sectors, industries and geographic barriers.

Having previously engaged with DARPA through the GFCC’s 2018 Extreme Innovation report, to be released later this August, ASU continues to act as a forward-thinking leader in technological development.

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