<p>This paper studies the effect of radiation on the performance of a 12-bit current steering digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and proposes a digitally assisted radiation hardening technique to overcome the performance degradation due to radiation. Circuit level simulations in UMC 65-nm SP process show that Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) of the DAC falls from 74 dB to 41. 29 dB with radiation dose ranging from 0 to 100 Mrad and the proposed hardening technique overcomes this performance degradation. © 2016 IEEE.</p>
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A. T. Kunnath and Sahoo, B. Datta, “A Digitally Assisted Radiation Hardened Current Steering DAC”, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on VLSI Design, 2016, vol. 2016-March, pp. 559-560.