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Mixed Signal and Radiation Hardness Testing of Prototype Devices

Objective

Prototype characterization of IHP- and custom designs fabricated in IHP‘s  pilot line, Radiation hardness testing of prototype devices for aerospace applications.

Methods

  • Chip testing with analog and digital test signals on wafer and at packaged devices
  • Bit error rate testing (BERT) up to 32 Gb/s
  • Total Ionization Dose testing with IHP's test set up for device biasing, Co-60 g-source with doses up to several Mrad using irradiation facilities of Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HCB), Single Even Effects testing with IHP's test set up based on FPGAs and NI PXI system, LET (local energy transfer) up to 67.7 cm2/mg using irradiation facilities of UCL Belgium and RADEF Finnland

    Equipment

    • PXI-System with flexible modular instrumentation architecture, rugged PC-based high-performance mixed signal measurement system
    • Agilent BERT system: pseudorandom binary sequence generator (PRBS), 70 GHz sampling oscilloscope: Agilent Infiniium DCA-X 86100D, Pattern Generator: Agilent N4951B, Serial BERT: Agilent N4960A
      The building and the infrastructure of the IHP were funded by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, funds of the Federal Government and also funds of the Federal State of Brandenburg.