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1st Edition

Extreme Environment Electronics

ISBN 9781138074224
Published July 8, 2021 by CRC Press
1041 Pages 976 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Unfriendly to conventional electronic devices, circuits, and systems, extreme environments represent a serious challenge to designers and mission architects. The first truly comprehensive guide to this specialized field, Extreme Environment Electronics explains the essential aspects of designing and using devices, circuits, and electronic systems intended to operate in extreme environments, including across wide temperature ranges and in radiation-intense scenarios such as space.

The Definitive Guide to Extreme Environment Electronics

Featuring contributions by some of the world’s foremost experts in extreme environment electronics, the book provides in-depth information on a wide array of topics. It begins by describing the extreme conditions and then delves into a description of suitable semiconductor technologies and the modeling of devices within those technologies. It also discusses reliability issues and failure mechanisms that readers need to be aware of, as well as best practices for the design of these electronics.

Continuing beyond just the "paper design" of building blocks, the book rounds out coverage of the design realization process with verification techniques and chapters on electronic packaging for extreme environments. The final set of chapters describes actual chip-level designs for applications in energy and space exploration. Requiring only a basic background in electronics, the book combines theoretical and practical aspects in each self-contained chapter. Appendices supply additional background material.

With its broad coverage and depth, and the expertise of the contributing authors, this is an invaluable reference for engineers, scientists, and technical managers, as well as researchers and graduate students. A hands-on resource, it explores what is required to successfully operate electronics in the most demanding conditions.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Background. Environments and Prediction Tools. Semiconductor Device Technologies for Extreme Environments. Modeling for Extreme Environment Electronic Design. Device and Circuit Reliability in Extreme Environments. Circuit Design for Extreme Environments. Examples of Extreme Environment Circuit Designs. Verification of Analog and Mixed-Signal Systems. Packaging for Extreme Environments. Real-World Extreme Environment Applications. Appendices. Index.

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John D. Cressler is currently Ken Byers Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech.

H. Alan Mantooth is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and the holder of the 21st Century Endowed Chair in Mixed-Signal IC Design and CAD at the University of Arkansas.


"It is an excellent reference book in a somewhat specialized field. ... This book details a lot of stuff not really documented anywhere else. It is likely to be ‘the’ book on this subject."
—Marco Corsi, Texas Instruments, Parker, Texas, USA

"This book is a comprehensive compendium of valuable information on the operation of electronics in extreme environments. It contains contributions from more than 100 experts in all of the appropriate fields of study. ... a very large number of practical examples and applications. It will be valuable for students and for practicing engineers, scientists, and technical managers."
—Edward Petersen, Ph.D., IEEE Life Fellow, consultant, and author of Single Event Effects in Aerospace

"… a very large and comprehensive collection of modern electronic circuits generally used in space applications. … the authoritative guide to extreme environment electronics. loaded with a wealth of information. It will provide engineers and scientists working in this field with up-to-elate information and provide a comprehensive listing of reference sources for further study. It could also be useful to graduate students studying electrical engineering, physics or material science."
—IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine