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Proton radiation testing of an 18 bit A/D converterAn 18-bit first order incremental analog to digital converter (ADC) has been constructed in a 2 mu commercial CMOS process. The ADC was exposed to energetic protons at the Harvard Cyclotron Laboratory to simulate latch-up and noise behavior in low earth orbits. Results of the test indicate no latch-up problems and only a small loss in accuracy while operating in proton radiation with energies similar to the South Atlantic Anomaly.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Thelen, Donald C.
(New Mexico Univ. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Wiseman, Don R.
(New Mexico Univ. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: The Fifth NASA Symposium on VLSI Design 9 p(SEE N94-21079 05-33)
Subject Category
Computer Operations And Hardware
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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