Reliability oriented design of power supplies for high energy physics applications

S. Baccaro, G. Busatto, M. Citterio, P. Cova, N. Delmonte, F. Iannuzzo, A. Lanza, M. Riva, A. Sanseverino, G. Spiazzi

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The paper describes the design of switching converters suitable for power supply application in the LHC proton accelerator, in operation since 2010 at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva (Switzerland). Experiments running at LHC must reliably operate in a harsh environment, due to radiation, high magnetic fields, and stringent thermal constraints. The followed approach takes into account the very tight reliability requirements during all the design stages, from the choice of circuit topologies and radiation hard power components, to the thermal layout and material optimization. Results carried out on prototypes are reported. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2465 - 2470
Number of pages6
JournalMicroelectronics Reliability
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Baccaro, S., Busatto, G., Citterio, M., Cova, P., Delmonte, N., Iannuzzo, F., ... Spiazzi, G. (2012). Reliability oriented design of power supplies for high energy physics applications. Microelectronics Reliability, 52(9-10), 2465 - 2470.