Archive for the ‘Space’ Category

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Microsemi RTG4 FPGAs Achieve QML Class V Qualification

We are delighted to announce that our RTG4 high-speed signal processing radiation-tolerant FPGA family has achieved Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) Class V qualification by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). This qualification validates Read more »

Improving Space Systems Designs Using FPGAs with RISC-V Cores

The April 2018 edition of SatNews magazine published an article by Ted Marena and Ken O’Neill from Microsemi that discussed the advantages of using processors based upon the RISC-V open instruction set architecture. The article looks at Read more »

Ceramic Quad Flat Pack (CQFP) for RTG4 FPGAs Family Introduced – Provides Cost-Effective Integration

A ceramic quad flat pack (CQFP) package with 352 pins was recently introduced for RTG4 FPGAs family to provide a more cost-effective integration than higher pin count packages. CQFP is the industry-standard package for space applications Read more »