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Total Dose Effects and Hardening-by-Design Methodologies for Implantable Medical Devices


Abstract Implantable medical device technology is commonly used by doctors for disease management, aiding to improve patient quality of life. However, it is possible for these devices to be exposed to ionizing radiation during various medical therapeutic and diagnostic activities while implanted. This commands that these devices remain fully operational during, and long after, radiation exposure. Many implantable medical devices employ standard commercial complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) processes for integrated circuit (IC) development, which have been shown to degrade with radiation exposure. This necessitates that device manufacturers study the effects of ionizing radiation on their products, and work to mitigate those effects to ma... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Schlenvogt, Garrett James (Author) / Barnaby, Hugh J (Advisor) / Goodnick, Stephen (Committee member) / Vasileska, Dragica (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical Engineering / charge pump / oxide-trapped charge / Radiation Effects / radiation hardening by design / Total Ionizing Dose
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 92 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Electrical Engineering 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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