HYPRES is a developer of integrated circuits designed for specific uses, including increased performance advantages, for government and commercial applications. This includes the development and commercialization of superconducting microelectronics. The company offers complete superconducting services, including design, development, fabrication, testing, and packaging, in a commercial production environment. HYPRES's developed circuits include superconducting digital and mixed-signal ICs packaged on a cryocooler. They provide multi-faceted research and development activities for sensors and processors.
HYPRES was formed in 1983 and is headquartered in Elmsford, New York.
In 2017, HYPRES spun out the Superconducting Energy Efficient Quantum Computing (SeeQC) subsidiary of the company. SeeQC is headquartered in Rome, Italy, and focuses on the development of superconducting applications, such as scalable, fault-tolerant quantum computing, quantum communications, and quantum simulators.
Through the spin-out, SeeQC acquired infrastructure and intellectual property from HYPRES, which worked towards developing SeeQC's all-digital architecture for quantum computing, which utilizes superconductive classical co-processing to address the efficiency, stability, and cost issues of quantum computing systems.
HYPRES is focused primarily on the areas of digital-RF circuits and systems and instrumentation technology. This includes the company's flagship product, the Advanced Digital-RF Receiver (ADR), which is comprised of superconducting digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) packaged on a cryocooler. The company's other major product, the Integrated Cryoelectronics Test-bed (ICE-T), is a turnkey laboratory test system.
HYPRES's digital-RF receiver systems are used by a variety of US government customers for different applications, including SIGINT, EW, and SATCOM. These modules feature ultra-wideband, high dynamic range, multi-channel, multi-band operation using superconductor analog-to-digital converter technology. The following are included in this product category:
- Advanced Digital-RF Receiver
- Integrated Cryogenic Electronics Test-bed (ICE-T)
- Cryogenic Analog RF Module (CARM)
- Superconductor Analog-to-Digital Converters
- Mixed-signal Application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs)
The properties of superconductivity offer better capability for the coding of data between analog and digital forms, as employed by HYPRES in their modules. Further, HYPRES suggests the company's designs offer quantum accuracy which, when coupled with ultra-fast multi-GHz operation, creates powerful circuits. HYPRES is also developing on-chip clock sources with Josephson junctions for high-frequency, low-jitter clock sources, and they distribute clocks across a network.
HYPRES has also developed a Single Flux Quantum logic family intended for use in a variety of digital signal processing functions, and they offer high speed and a pipelined architecture for the technology. These include signal processing for all-digital correlators and autocorrelators, multiplexers and demultiplexers, FFT blocks, digital beamforming techniques, true time delays, and general-purpose blocks.
HYPRES is also a developer of superconductor electronics for metrology and biomedical applications. This includes the Primary Voltage Standard (PVS) calibration system, which was produced in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The company also produces mobile PVS systems designed to US Army specifications and aimed to increase accessibility for crucial calibration in mission-critical systems.
HYPRES is also developing powerful, high-resolution and compact mobile digital MRI systems for military and civilian use. The system is designed to be easily transported by military and other agencies into combat and disaster areas and operate in harsh environments that prevent the use of conventional MRI units. With these MRI systems, HYPRES is also using its superconductor digital circuits to provide higher resolutions and faster scan times than traditional MRI electronics.