Russian developer builds next gen radiation-protected chip for spacecraft

Russian developer builds next gen radiation-protected chip for spacecraftA microelectronics developer from Zelenograd just outside Moscow is creating a next gen radiation-protected chip for space satellites.

Russia may expect to have its own next gen radiation-protected chip for space satellites. According to the Izvestia news paper website, the microelectronics company behind the project is ELVIS, an IT systems developer from Zelenograd just outside Moscow. The new chip is expected to support uninterruptible operation at a strenuous temperature range of minus 60 to plus 85 degrees Celsius for as long as 25 years. It is being designed to endure for all these years an accumulated dose of 200 kilorad, a radiation that typically ?kills? the processor of a conventional household computer for less than a minute, the source emphasized. According to ELVIS, to protect the chip against radiation the company is using silicon oxide insulation. The insulated chip will be placed in a hermetically sealed gilded metal-ceramic casing. To stabilize the chip?s operation, data will be duplicated in a number of different cells...