Compact instrumentation for radiation tolerance test of flash memories in space environment

Calogero Pace, Ernesto Della Sala, Giuseppe Capuano, Sebania Libertino, Isodiana Crupi, Antonio Marino, Salvatore Lombardo, Michael Lisiansky, Yakov Roizin

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Abstract

Aim of this work is the description of a test equipment, designed to be integrated on board of a microsatellite, able to investigate the radiation tolerance of non-volatile memory arrays in a real flight experiment. An FPGA-based design was adopted to preserve a high flexibility degree. Besides standard Program/Read/Erase functions, additional features such as failure data screening and latch-up protection have been implemented. The instrument development phase generated, as a by-product, a non-rad-hard version of the instrument that allowed performing in-situ experiments using 60Co and 10 MeV Boron irradiation facilities on Ground. Preliminary measurement results are reported to show the instrumentation potential.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2010 - Proceedings
Pages652-655
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2010 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 3 May 20106 May 2010

Publication series

Name2010 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2010 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period3/05/106/05/10

Keywords

  • FPGA-based instrumentation
  • Non-volatile memory
  • Radiation hardness
  • Space equipment

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