Prototype Design of a Magnetometer Frontend-ASIC for Spaceborne Applications

Mario Auer, Maximilian Scherzer, Aris Valavanoglou, Stefan Leitner, Werner Magnes

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Sensors that are used in satellites need to be
power efficient and lightweight, but currently most spaceborne
magnetometers are built using multiple integrated circuits. It
is therefore beneficial to combine the required functionality on
a single chip. This work describes the prototype design of a
high resolution magnetometer front-end ASIC for spaceborne
applications. Because of the harsh environment, special design
techniques are required to achieve a robust design. The design
of the system and methods to achieve radiation hardness are
presented. In contrast to existing solutions the resolution of the
performance limiting DAC was increased to 20 bit. Furthermore
the design of the system monitoring unit is shown.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th Austrian Workshop on Microelectronics: Austrochip 2018
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sept 2018
Event26th Austrian Workshop on Microelectronics: Austrochip 2018 - TU Graz, Graz, Austria
Duration: 27 Sept 2018 → …


Conference26th Austrian Workshop on Microelectronics
Period27/09/18 → …

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