ENERGY SOURCE REQUIREMENTS FOR RELIABLE CIRCUITRY.
AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
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A very simple analysis of circuit reliability when the source of energy of power supply is included shows that small independent sources of energy are needed. Several possible ways of satisfying this intuitively obvious need are discussed. Very small independent sources of energy could be used quite effectively in electronic circuitry design. Redundancy techniques can be used to overcome low reliability of such sources. Their use would remove the power supply from its status as a vital organ in electronic equipment. The reduction in number and length of interconnections resulting from the use of small independent sources of energy offers the possibility of improved fabrication techniques for integrated circuitry. More research and development effort on small energy sources is needed. Author