A radiation-tolerant digital multiphase current-mode hysteretic point-of-load regulator fabricated on a commercial 180-nm CMOS process is presented. Experiments and simulations are used to demonstrate its single-event immunity and its total-dose tolerance over 100 krad(Si). Key electrical performance parameters are: 5-V input, 0.8-3.3 V output, 10-A load current, 93% peak efficiency, four-phase hysteretic quasi-current-mode buck converter with ±1.5% frequency synchronization, ±3.6% current sharing error, and 1% ripple.
- Digital control
- radiation hardening
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering