ARQUIMEA designs and develops analogue, digital and mixed-signal microelectronic components hardened against the radiation effects by design. Although the main use of these components is space, there are other fields were these technologies can be required, as it is the case of nuclear power plants, high-energy particles, scientific facilities or radiotherapy.
The radiation hard technology of ARQUIMEA is based on the hardening of existing technologies by design. ARQUIMEA’s design, radiation, test and space electronic systems experts work together to define and apply the best solution for the hardening of technologies against the effects of the radiation (gamma rays, heavy ions, protons, electrons, neutrons) on the electronic components. In this way the electronic components developed by ARQUIMEA are designed to be immune to electrical degradation by cumulated dose of gamma rays, latch-up, SEU, transients or displacement damage.
ARQUIMEA‘s microelectronics design department is formed by a group of engineers with a demonstrated background in aerospace and electronics (EADS Astrium, Analog Devices, Bell Laboratories, Motorola, ST…).
The following capabilities can be highlighted:
- Development of digital, analogue or mixed-signal ASICS in accordance with ESA, NASA or MIL requirements.
- Development of digital integrated circuits (FPGA…) in accordance with ESA, NASA or MIL requirements.
- Radiation characterization and test of mixed-signal devices.