This project seeks to design, fabricate and test a prototype of a radiation hardened, compact, low-power Multi-channel Digital-to-Analog Converter (RHDAC) application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) for miniaturized instrument electronics. The device will contain multiple digital-to-analog converter channels and a selectable serial interface and low-power consumption per channel.
We seek to develop a radiation hardened, compact, low-power Multi-channel Digital-to-Analog Converter (RHDAC) application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) for miniaturized instrument electronics. This project will address the need for space worthy, compact multi-channel data converters to reduce the size, mass and power of instrument electronics. The ASIC features are science driven based on applications in a realistic space environment such as detector threshold setting, current bias circuits and voltage stepping in high-voltage power supplies. It directly addresses the goal of reducing power, mass and volume for highly resource-constrained instruments. The main objective is to design, fabricate and test a radiation hardened multi-channel digital-to-analog converter ASIC that will enable and advance miniaturized instrument electronics.More »
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|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)||Lead Organization||NASA Center||Greenbelt, Maryland|