Design of a Radiation Tolerant LIDAR Receiver with mm Accuracy in 0.13 µm CMOS

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  • Dimitri De Jonghe
  • Paul Leroux
  • Marco Van Uffelen
  • Wouter De Cock
  • Filip Tavernier
  • Georges Gielen
  • Michiel Steyaert

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The radiation hard design of a low noise, 500 MHz, 0.13 µm CMOS front-end for a LIght Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) receiver with mm accuracy is presented. The design features enhanced tolerance to radiation induced threshold voltage shifts by employing a current steering compensation mechanism. In order to generate an accurate timing point, independent of the amplitude of the input signal, a new Current- Mode-Gain-Control (CMGC) structure was developed using a replica-based current divider. The design was simulated using a worst-case design methodology, which is developed to facilitate the design and evaluation of analog circuits that are robust to parameter shifts induced by ionizing radiation, temperature drift or intrinsic process variations.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSTW ProRISC 2008 Workshop
Place of PublicationLeuven, Belgium
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008
EventProRISC 2008 Workshop - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 27 Nov 200827 Nov 2008


ConferenceProRISC 2008 Workshop


  • CMOS, radiation hardening, analog, design

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