Radiation Experiments on CMOS PLLs

  • Jeffrey Prinzie
  • Michiel Steyaert
  • Paul Leroux
Part of the Analog Circuits and Signal Processing book series (ACSP)


In this chapter, the radiation experiments on the LC-oscillator and ring oscillator PLL are discussed. First, a discussion is made on the TID effects which are measured using X-rays. In total, two chips were irradiated to compare their results. Next, the single-event sensitivity of the circuits is discussed through measurements done with heavy ions and laser experiments. Finally, a brief discussion is done on the practical aspects of the setup.


Ring Oscillator Single Event Sensitivity Varactor Free-running Oscillation Frequency Phase Jumps 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey Prinzie
    • 1
  • Michiel Steyaert
    • 2
  • Paul Leroux
    • 1
  1. 1.KU LeuvenGeelBelgium
  2. 2.KU LeuvenHeverleeBelgium

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