Reliability oriented design of power supplies for high energy physics applications

S. Baccaro, G. Busatto, M. Citterio, P. Cova, N. Delmonte, Francesco Iannuzzo, A. Lanza*, M. Riva, A. Sanseverino, G. Spiazzi

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The paper describes the design of switching converters suitable for power supply application in the LHC proton accelerator, in operation since 2010 at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva (Switzerland). Experiments running at LHC must reliably operate in a harsh environment, due to radiation, high magnetic fields, and stringent thermal constraints. The followed approach takes into account the very tight reliability requirements during all the design stages, from the choice of circuit topologies and radiation hard power components, to the thermal layout and material optimization. Results carried out on prototypes are reported.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMicroelectronics Reliability
Issue number9-10
Pages (from-to)2465-2470
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes

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