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Why radiation hardened processors are designed to withstand so large total ionizing doses?

So a more pragmatic answer to "why can the chips withstand so much worse than the lunar mission" is that they are using chips with flight heritage. In particular, a lot of that flight ...
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Why radiation hardened processors are designed to withstand so large total ionizing doses?

Not unlike living organisms, electronics have some ability to continuously self-repair. For example, dynamic random access memory stores energy in billions of tiny capacitors. These charges decay, and ...
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