A report describes an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) for controlling a power-switching metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) in a spacecraft power-supply system. Denoted an SCA (for switch-control ASIC), this ASIC is designed to be radiation-hard and to function over a wide temperature range during a long operational lifetime.

This work was done by Barbara Lam, Clint Kwa, David Zhu, Gene Wester, Gregory Carr, John Bennett, Lauro Franco, David Hogue, Pete Skelly, and Russ Haskell of Caltech for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. To obtain a copy of the report, "Switch Control ASIC," access the Technical Support Package (TSP) free on-line at www.nasatech.com/tsp  under the Electronics & Computers category.

NPO-30280


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ASIC for Controlling a Power-Switching MOSFET

(reference NPO-30280) is currently available for download from the TSP library.

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