Radiation-hardening methodologies for flash ADC

Umberto Gatti, Cristiano Calligaro, Evgeny Pikhay, Yakov Roizin

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This work presents a rad-hard 4-bit 10 MHz Flash ADC for space applications. The converter has been developed using rad-hardened techniques at architecture, circuit and layout levels. The design takes into account the different effects of the radiation that could damage the circuits in harsh environments. The ADC has been integrated in a standard CMOS 0.18-μm technology by TowerJazz. The prototype has been tested with a custom methodology and showed a Total Dose immunity up to 300 krad (Si).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-154
Number of pages14
JournalAnalog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 May 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • ADC
  • Data-converters
  • Radiation hardening by design
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  • TID


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