A 112 Gb/s radiation-hard mid-board optical transceiver in 130 nm SiGe BiCMOS for intra-satellite links
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2021

We report the design of 112 Gb/s radiation-hard (RH) optical transceiver applicable to intra-satellite optical interconnects. The transceiver chipset comprises of VCSEL driver and transimpedance amplifier (TIA) ICs integrated with four channels per die, which are adapted for flip-chip assembly into a mid-board optics (MBO) optical transceiver module. The ICs are designed in the IHP 130nm SiGe BiCMOS process (SG13RH) leveraging proven robustness in radiation environments and high-speed performance featuring bipolar transistors (HBTs) with fT/ fMAX values of up to 250/340 GHz. Besides hardening-by-technology, radiation-hardened-by-design (RHBD) components are used, including enclosed layout transistors (ELT) and digital logic cells. We report design features of the ICs and module and provide performance data from post-layout simulations. We present radiation evaluation data on the analogue devices and digital cells, which indicate that the transceiver ICs would operate under typical total ionizing dose (TID) levels and single event latch-up thresholds found in geostationary satellites.

Photodiode

VCSEL

Optical Interconnects

Optical transceivers

very high throughput satellites

Satellite commnunication

photonic payloads

Författare

Stavros Giannakopoulos

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Mikrovågselektronik, Mikrovågselektronik

Ilias Sourikopoulos

Leo Space Photonics R&D

Leontios Stampoulidis

Leo Space Photonics R&D

Pylyp Ostrovskyy

Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics (IHP)

Florian Teply

Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics (IHP)

Klaus Tittelbach-Helmrich

Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics (IHP)

Goran Panic

Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics (IHP)

Gunter Fischer

Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics (IHP)

Alexander Grabowski

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Fotonik

Herbert Zirath

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Mikrovågselektronik

Philippe Ayzac

Thales Alenia Space (France)

Norbert Venet

Thales Alenia Space (France)

Anaelle Maho

Thales Alenia Space (France)

Michel Sotom

Thales Alenia Space (France)

Shaun Jones

ALTER TECHNOLOGY TÜV NORD UK

Grahame Wood

ALTER TECHNOLOGY TÜV NORD UK

Ian Oxtoby

ALTER TECHNOLOGY TÜV NORD UK

Frontiers in Physics

2296424X (eISSN)

Styrkeområden

Informations- och kommunikationsteknik

Infrastruktur

Kollberglaboratoriet

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Ämneskategorier

Telekommunikation

Kommunikationssystem

DOI

10.3389/fphy.2021.672941

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