ASIC microcontroller design of a radiation monitoring system using VHDL modeling and FPGA implementation

Injun Yu, Florida International University

Abstract

Three new technologies have been brought together to develop a miniaturized radiation monitoring system. The research involved (1) Investigation a new HgI$\sb2$ detector. (2) VHDL modeling. (3) FPGA implementation. (4) In-circuit Verification. The packages used included an EG&G's crystal(HgI$\sb2$) manufactured at zero gravity, the Viewlogic's VHDL and Synthesis, Xilinx's technology library, its FPGA implementation tool, and a high density device (XC4003A). The results show: (1) Reduced cycle-time between Design and Hardware implementation; (2) Unlimited Re-design and implementation using the static RAM technology; (3) Customer based design, verification, and system construction; (4) Well suited for intelligent systems. These advantages excelled conventional chip design technologies and methods in easiness, short cycle time, and price in medium sized VLSI applications. It is also expected that the density of these devices will improve radically in the near future. ^

Subject Area

Engineering, Electronics and Electrical

Recommended Citation

Yu, Injun, "ASIC microcontroller design of a radiation monitoring system using VHDL modeling and FPGA implementation" (1995). ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU. AAI9610902.
http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/dissertations/AAI9610902

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