Design of a MGy radiation tolerant resolver-to-digital convertor IC for remotely operated maintenance in harsh environments
Leroux, Paul × Van Koeckhoven, Wesley Verbeeck, Jens Van Uffelen, Marco Esqué, Salvador Ranz, Roberto Damiani, Carlo Hamilton, David #
Fusion Engineering and Design vol:89 issue:9-10 pages:2314-2319
International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Technology-11 (ISFNT-11) edition:11 location:Barcelona, Spain date:15-20 September, 2013
During future ITER maintenance operations, sensors and their embarked electronics will be exposed to a hostile and radioactive environment. This paper presents the design of a MGy radiation tolerant 16 bit resolver-to-digital converter (RDC) in 130 nm CMOS technology. The RDC features a Type II digital tracking loop, able to track resolvers with speeds up to 300 rps, and excitation frequencies up to 4 kHz. The RDC uses two integrated ΔΣ-analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) to digitize the resolver outputs. The 16 bit, 10 kHz ADCs utilize a correlated double sampling technique to remove radiation induced offset and 1/f-noise. The front-end features a static angular resolution of 16 bits (4.2 arcsecrms) and a resolution of 10 bits (6 arcminrms) at a rotor speed of 100 rps. The circuit has a simulated radiation tolerance exceeding 1 MGy. It has the ability to operate under temperatures up to 125 °C, and to allow multiplexing with signals from other conventional sensors for compact, robust read-out architectures.