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Design of an ASIC for a commercial small-volume fiber optic gyro
Author(s): Juergen Kunz; Manfred W. Kemmler; Guenter Spahlinger; Mauricio A. Ribes
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Paper Abstract

In the past, a common way to develop systems was to build prototypes and test these in the laboratory until all bugs were fixed. The final system was developed and released for production in at least another one additional design iteration. This way is no longer feasible in modern systems. It is too time consuming and for some systems not possible at all. The complex behavior of these systems must be simulated and alternatives must be proved to find the best solution to comply with the need of the market. This paper is showing, how LITEF was designing as ASIC for an (mu) FORS system. Simulation proved the correctness of the specification for this ASIC and the functionality of the complete system. The simulation of different design tools had to be interfaced to achieve the result. No prototype was built to prove correctness of the system idea.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 November 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2837, Fiber Optic Gyros: 20th Anniversary Conference, (12 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258212
Show Author Affiliations
Juergen Kunz, LITEF GmbH (Germany)
Manfred W. Kemmler, LITEF GmbH (Germany)
Guenter Spahlinger, LITEF GmbH (Germany)
Mauricio A. Ribes, LITEF GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2837:
Fiber Optic Gyros: 20th Anniversary Conference
Eric Udd; Herve C. Lefevre; Kazuo Hotate, Editor(s)

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