Radiation-Tolerant Delta-Sigma Time-to-Digital Converters by Ying CaoRadiation-Tolerant Delta-Sigma Time-to-Digital Converters by Ying Cao

Radiation-Tolerant Delta-Sigma Time-to-Digital Converters

byYing Cao, Paul LeRoux, Michiel Steyaert

Hardcover | March 17, 2015

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This book focuses on the design of a Mega-Gray (a standard unit of total ionizing radiation) radiation-tolerant ps-resolution time-to-digital converter (TDC) for a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) system used in a gamma-radiation environment. Several radiation-hardened-by-design (RHBD) techniques are demonstrated throughout the design of the TDC and other circuit techniques to improve the TDC's resolution in a harsh environment are also investigated. Readers can learn from scratch how to design a radiation-tolerant IC. Information regarding radiation effects, radiation-hardened design techniques and measurements are organized in such a way that readers can easily gain a thorough understanding of the topic. Readers will also learn the design theory behind the newly proposed delta-sigma TDC. Readers can quickly acquire knowledge about the design of radiation-hardened bandgap voltage references and low-jitter relaxation oscillators, which are introduced in the content from a designer's perspective.

- Discusses important aspects of radiation-tolerant analog IC design, including realistic applications and radiation effects on ICs;

- Demonstrates radiation-hardened-by-design techniques through a design-test-radiation assessment practice;

- Describes a new type of Time-to-Digital (TDC) converter designed for radiation-tolerant application;

- Explains the design and measurement of all functional blocks (e.g., bandgap reference, relaxation oscillator) in the TDC.

Title:Radiation-Tolerant Delta-Sigma Time-to-Digital ConvertersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:114 pagesPublished:March 17, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319118412

ISBN - 13:9783319118413

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Background on Time-to-Digital Converters.- Radiation-Hardened-by-Design.- The MASH DS Time-to-Digital Converter.- Radiation Hardened Bandgap References.- Low-Jitter Relaxation Oscillators.- Conclusions.