Radiation Hardened High Performance ADC

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,930.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-07ER84754
Award Id:
84221
Agency Tracking Number:
82695
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6595 N Oracle Rd, 153, Tucson, AZ, 85704
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
157955597
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Goodman
Dr
(520) 742-3300
doug@ridgetop-group.com
Business Contact:
Douglas Goodman
Dr
(520) 742-3300
doug@ridgetop-group.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A high-speed, highly-sensitive, analog-to-digital (ADC) data converter, which is radiation-hardened to minimize the transistor leakage problems that cause linearity errors, is needed for Nuclear Physics experiments. The ADC component plays a key role in measurement accuracy; therefore, its excellent specifications, coupled with resistance to the damaging effects of radiation, will improve overall system reliability and reduce maintenance costs. This project will develop a novel ADC architecture that employs a dual stage conversion approach, which maintains high accuracy and wide conversion bandwidth, while consuming low power. The device will be fabricated using the Honeywell HX5000 Silicon-on-Insulator process to immunize the ADC against radiation degradation. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Novel architectures that provide high speed data conversion and consume low power should find use in the support of portable consumer electronic devices such as video display converters and imaging arrays.

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