FielDrive is a line driver chip dedicated to interface a protocol
component to a copper twisted pair through an insulating transformer.
It is housed in a PLCC 28 pins package. It is produced by the company Alstom.
Purchase and Radiation tests
In mid-2012, CERN purchased 4’000 FielDrive chips, all coming from the
exact same batch: 1132A, and in mid-2013 it was decided to
validate the batch under radiation, at the Fraunhofer facility.
E.Gousiou, E.Van der Bij, March 2015