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Overview of Radiation Effects and Design Constraints off Fully Custom SMPS

Mauro, M. ; Pires, C. ; Guilherme, J.G. ; Horta, N.

Overview of Radiation Effects and Design Constraints off Fully Custom SMPS, Proc IEEE Asia Pacific Conf. on Circuits and Systems - APCCAS , Macau, China, Vol. 1, pp. 372 - 375, December, 2008.

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Abstract
This paper describes some design challenges and trade-offs faced by CMOS integrated circuits and switched mode power supplies in a radiation environment as it is common in space applications. Circuit techniques to ensure radiation hardening are described. The power converter design constraints are identified and some solutions are suggested for a multiple output converter.