Microsemi has invested in a new Aviation Center of Excellence (CoE) for Intelligent Power Solutions (IPS). This R&D lab and system integration facility will be responsible for the design, development and manufacture of a new product line of Intelligent Power Solutions (IPS) for power conversion applications on the more electric aircraft (MEA).
Among the flagship products of Microsemi’s new Aviation Center of Excellence is the aviation power core module (PCM) with an integrated FPGA and hybrid power drive (HPD) stage. The PCM controls the electrical motors used in applications such as primary flight control actuation and landing gear systems. It interfaces seamlessly with aircraft power supplies and flight computers, providing vital sensor feedback for monitoring. Customization options are also available to ensure an optimized product offering for customers. The hybrid power drive (HPD) with integrated solenoid drive is also available as a stand-alone product. The manufacturing of these power systems leverages the company’s existing operations infrastructure as well as the high quality and reliability processes in the current Ennis facility, which is a manufacturing center for Microsemi’s high reliability discrete products.