Microsemi and Microchip Appearances and Events

Since our last edition of Space Brief, Microsemi participated in several conferences providing important updates on our entire space portfolio:Read more »

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Microsemi Corporation | October 18, 2018

Microsemi’s Space Chip-Scale Atomic Clock Update: Customers Appreciate Careful COTS Design

As we continue to introduce Space CSAC to the market, it is important to point out that while customers bring varying requirements when seeking an atomic reference for space missions, they share a curiosity about how the CSAC becomes a Space CSAC. Read more »

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Stewart Hampton |

Microsemi LX7720 in the Spotlight at RADECS

Our new LX7720 Power Driver with Rotation and Position Sensing was showcased at the recent Radiation Effects on Components and Systems (RADECS) conference held in Gothenburg, Sweden September 16 – 21, 2018. The aim of the RADECS conference Read more »

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Dorian Johnson |

Meet Microsemi’s New 2115/2215 Sinewave TCXO, the Smallest Space TCXO on the Market

Microsemi’s new 2115/2215 sinewave TCXOs sets the standard for small size, low power, and wide frequency range. The design and manufacturing processes have been optimized to meet demanding 100 krad tolerant requirements for use in deep space applications. Read more »

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Scott Murphy |

RISC-V in Aerospace and Defense Applications

EE Times recently published a short discussion on the advantages of processors using the RISC-V open instruction set architecture (ISA) in Aerospace and Defense applications. The advantages offered Read more »

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Ken O'Neill |

Microsemi Nears Sampling of LX7712 RT Power Line Protection Device

We are currently evaluating first silicon of our new LX7712 IC. This is a radiation tolerant by design power line protection device for spacecraft applications that can be configured as a latchable current limiter or a fold-back current limiter. It provides Read more »

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Dorian Johnson |

Bipolar Transistors Radiation Effects and 5 Month Lead-Time Reduction Initiative

In the last edition of Space Brief, I discussed how Total Ionizing Dose (TID) performance could vary wafer-to-wafer for bipolar transistors. If radiation qualified bipolar transistors are not available for a satellite build, then delays can be significant, Read more »

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Chris Hart |

RT FPGA Radiation Reports Now Available in One Place

We’ve made a number of updates to our Radiation-tolerant (RT) FPGA webpages to ensure easier access to radiation reports. This means all RT FPGA radiation reports can be found Read more »

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Maria Zaitchenko |

COTS to Rad Tolerant Microchip Products for New Space Challenges

Developing radiation-hardened systems for space applications has a history of long lead times and high cost toward achieving the necessary levels of reliability for multi-year missions in harsh environments. A growing number of NewSpace and other critical aerospace missions require faster development and reduced costs. Read more »

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Nicolas Ganry |

Microsemi RTG4 FPGA Radiation Update

Radiation testing of the RTG4 RT FPGA family continues. We recently posted proton single event effect test results on the Microsemi web page, here. Read more »

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Ken O'Neill | October 17, 2018

RISC-V: More Than a Core

Interest in the open-source ISA marks a significant shift among chipmakers, but it will require continued industry support to be successful.

The open-source RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) is attracting a lot of attention Read more »

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Ted Speers | October 16, 2018

CPU Soft IP for FPGAs Delivers HDL Optimization & Supply Chain Integrity

RISC-V open ISA can help military and aerospace designers who are facing challenges of minimizing power consumption, BOM cost and board area by allowing the optimization of the instruction set to give the most efficient implementation for each specific application. Read more »

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Ken O'Neill | October 15, 2018