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Solar Flares, Muons and Microelectronics – What’s the Connection?

Original Article Source This week has seen an intense period of activity from the Sun, with four colossal solar flares in 24 hours. Here on Earth, such spectacular solar displays seem far enough away but in fact these extra-terrestrial events are a cause for concern in our modern digital world. Of concern are so called...... KEEP READING

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EE Grad’s Cyborg Glove Wins Y Combinator’s First-Ever Hardware Hackathon in Silicon Valley

Original Article Source While the hackathon trend may be aging, Y Combinator – a well-known Silicon Valley incubator – freshened the concept by hosting a 12-hour “hardware” hackathon in late February at its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Jack Minardi, a 2012 electrical engineering graduate, led a six-person team to victory in under 10 hours...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 in Related News | Tags: , , , , Comments Off on EE Grad’s Cyborg Glove Wins Y Combinator’s First-Ever Hardware Hackathon in Silicon Valley


An Award-Worthy Look at Electronic Glitches

An Award-Worthy Look at Electronic Glitches Beginning in 1995 TRIUMF has built up several beam lines that provide low-intensity, energetic proton and neutron beams to simulate natural-radiation exposures either in space or terrestrial environments. Even at low intensity, a few minutes of exposure in these beams can correspond to years of operation in space, air,...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 in Related News | Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments Off on An Award-Worthy Look at Electronic Glitches


Mike McCurdy

Mike McCurdy is a Senior Staff Engineer at  ISDE . His efforts support modeling, simulation, design and testing of rad-hard and rad-tolerant electronics. Mike received his B.E. Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt in 1987 and is a senior member of the IEEE.... KEEP READING

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Test Capabilities

ISDE has an extensive suite of test and characterization equipment for radiation-effects analysis, including an ARACOR 10-keV x-ray irradiator, two Cs-137 isotopic irradiators and 2-MeV proton source. ISDE team members have extensive experience conducting single-event tests at facilities including Brookhaven National Laboratory, Michigan State University, Texas A&M, Berkeley Laboratory and Indiana University. An array of...... KEEP READING

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