Simulating total-dose radiation effects on circuit behavior

Robert Tu*, Gary Lum, Paolo Pavan, Ping Ko, Chen-Ming Hu

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Using RAD, a new module of Berkeley Reliability Tools (BERT), as a tool, users can design circuits to be radiation hard and characterize circuit behavior in environments where radiation is present. Previous simulators could not provide circuit output waveforms after irradiation because it was difficult to simulate the effect of radiation on a circuit in operation (AC bias condition) and because radiation affected MOSFETs of different processes in different ways. We have dealt with these problems and for the first time, successfully provided `SPICE-like' simulation results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual Proceedings - Reliability Physics (Symposium)
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0780313577
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1994
EventProceedings of the 32nd Annual International Reliability Physics Proceedings - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: 12 Apr 199414 Apr 1994

Publication series

NameAnnual Proceedings - Reliability Physics (Symposium)
ISSN (Print)0099-9512


ConferenceProceedings of the 32nd Annual International Reliability Physics Proceedings
CitySan Jose, CA, USA

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