Traditional radiation hardened or "rad hard" parts are generally considered to be
capable of withstanding the most severe space environments. In fact, these devices
are designed and fabricated with the specific goal of enduring the harshest space
radiation environments. And while they have tremendous radiation capabilities, these
parts are more expensive and less advanced that today's commercially available
components. As a result, the main customers for these ICs have generally been wellfunded
military and scientific entities.
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