Cosmic Ray Induced in MOS Memory Cells

  title={Cosmic Ray Induced in MOS Memory Cells},
  author={James C. Pickel and James T. Blandford},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science},
A model for estimating the cosmic ray induced bit error rate in dynamic MOS RAMs is developed and used to calculate the bit error rate in NMDS dynamic RAMs used in an operating satellite system. The calculated error rate agrees sufficiently well with the observed error rate to conclude that cosmic ray ionization is a likely cause of observed satellite bit errors. The susceptibility of M1S RAMs to cosmic ray induced error is a result of the small charge (sub-picocoulamb) typically stored on a… CONTINUE READING
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