Rad-Hard High Performance Semiconductors
Offer Essential Protection
Chips manufactured for use in critical applications where radiation is a risk must be developed using techniques that make them resistant to radiation.
This is referred to as radiation hardening. Spacecraft, satellites, military aircraft, and weapons systems operate in environments subject to high levels of ionizing radiation. These environments can lead to dangerous equipment malfunctions and inaccuracies in stored data. A single charge particle can create enough noise and spikes in an integrated circuit to displace thousands of electrons.
Radiation is an obvious concern with nuclear systems but is also a factor at space altitudes. With the rapid expansion of low-earth satellites, there is a growing need for radiation-hardened (rad-hard) high-performance semiconductors. In deployed military applications, radiation is a clear and present design constraint, and rad-hard solutions are a critical element in readiness.
Movellus™ Aeonic products offer a unique solution for chip designers who need to create energy-efficient, high-performance, rad-hard SoCs. Aeonic clocking solution leverages a digital workflow that enables the use of rad-hard libraries. This eliminates the need for recalibration times that are required in analog designs.