Radiation Hardening Chips For Outer Space

Preventing damage caused by cosmic particles, from the upper atmosphere to deep space.


What’s the difference between radiation tolerant and radiation hardening, and where is each one used? Minal Sawant, director of the aerospace and defense vertical market at Xilinx, talks about different striations in the Earth’s atmosphere, how those various levels can affect radiation, and what impact that has on the functionality of increasingly dense chip circuits over extended periods of time.

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