New details about the frequency behavior of irradiated bipolar operational amplifiers



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Franco Peláez, Francisco Javier and Zong, Yi and Agapito Serrano, Juan Andrés (2006) New details about the frequency behavior of irradiated bipolar operational amplifiers. IEEE transactions on nuclear science, 53 (4). pp. 1931-1938. ISSN 0018-9499

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The frequency behavior of a bipolar operational amplifier (op amp) is always expected to worsen when the device is irradiated. In other words, parameters like the slew rate and the gain-bandwidth product are to decrease after either neutron or gamma tests. However, some neutron and TID tests performed on a large variety of bipolar op amps have shown that the evolution of the frequency behavior is not as simple as it is usually believed. In fact, there is evidence of an increasing influence of the power supply values on the former parameters, which can be extremely important in some devices. Also, the relationship among different frequency parameters has been investigated and, finally, an interesting and scarcely reported phenomenon is depicted. This phenomenon is the appearance of spontaneous oscillations in fed-back op amps, without doubt related to the modification of the gain and phase margins of the devices

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Bipolar integrated circuits; Gamma-ray effects; Neutron effects; Operational amplifiers; Oscillations; Bipolar operational amplifier irradiation; Frequency behavior; Gain-bandwidth product; Gamma test; Neutron test; Oscillation; Power supply; Slew rate; Degradation; Frequency; Inductors; Large Hadron Collider; Neutrons; Operational amplifiers; Performance evaluation; Power supplies; Testing; Voltage; Bipolar technology; Gain-bandwidth product; Neutron irradiation; Operational amplifiers; Slew rate
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Electronics
Sciences > Physics > Radioactivity
ID Code:28932
Deposited On:03 Mar 2015 10:28
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