Radar System

ASIC Success Story


This ASIC was developed in partnership with a leading defense supplier.  

The chip goes into radar systems used to locate firing from mortars, artillery, rocket launchers, and missiles.

Radar system installed on a green military vehicle.
Layout image of radar system chip.

Custom Solution from CSS

This ASIC is primarily an industrial grade, 10-bit digital-to-analog converter. It provides an output current that ranges from approximately 0mA to 2mA. It is fabricated in an advanced, high voltage BiCMOS process, allowing operation from ±5V to ±18V. 

The output current has excellent linearity over temperature and is guaranteed monotonic. This device includes a matched feedback resistor for voltage applications. A full-scale adjustment and a bipolar offset are also provided.

Key Features

  • Tower-Jazz BCD035
  • Supply voltage range of +/-5V to +/-18V
  • +/- 1/2 bit Integral Linearity (INL)
  • +/- 1/4 bit Differential Linearity (DNL)
  • 10-bit resolution
  • Fully monotonic over -40°C to 85°C
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