Radiation-induced effects on the XAA1.2 ASIC chip for space application

Ettore Del Monte, Luigi Pacciani, Geiland Porrovecchio, Paolo Soffitta, Enrico Costa, Giuseppe Di Persio, Marco Feroci, Marcello Mastropietro, Ennio Morelli, Massimo Rapisarda, Alda Rubini, Dario Bisello, Andrea Candelori, Alexandre Kaminski, Jeffery Wyss

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The XAA1.2 is a custom ASIC chip for space applications built using a 0.8μm complementary metal oxide semiconductor technology on epitaxial layer. It has been selected as the front-end electronics chip of the SuperAGILE experiment on board the AGILE space mission, although it is not specifically designed as a radiation hard device. To study the XAA1.2 sensitivity to Single Event Effects and Total Dose Effects we irradiate this chip at the SIRAD facility of the Laboratori Nazionali INFN of Legnaro. In this paper we describe the experimental set-up and the measurements. We then discuss how the results can be scaled to the cosmic rays environment in a low-Earth orbit. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465 - 482
Number of pages18
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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