Microchip unveils hybrid power drive module for electric aircraft

To meet the needs for an integrated and configurable power solution for More Electric Aircraft (MEA) applications, Microchip Technology has announced a new comprehensive hybrid power drive module, the first variant introduced in the new product line of power devices that will be available in 12 different variants with either silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs or insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs).
2 months ago

Microchip launches radiation-tolerant power management device targeting space applications

For satellites to successfully operate and reach their destination it is essential to select components that can withstand the harsh space environment. Building on its existing radiation-tolerant portfolio, Microchip Technology announces the introduction of its first commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) rad-tolerant power device with the MIC69303RT 3A Low-Dropout (LDO) Voltage Regulator.
2 months ago

Microchip’s second SuperFlash offering to be space-qualified

Designers of spaceflight-qualified systems have a great need to reduce development time, cost and risk in their systems. Microchip Technology proposed the concept of starting with Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) devices and then replacing them with space-qualified, Radiation-Tolerant (RT) equivalent parts.
10 months ago

What’s new in space

Microchip Technology’s senior manager of product marketing, Nicolas Ganry explains how the company is helping ‘New Space’ companies to deliver components that will last for many years.
1 year ago

Microchip upgrades space-grade DC-DC power converter family

Space system designers cannot easily support non-standard voltages or add functions with traditional hybrid-style power converters. Microchip Technology has eliminated the cost, complexity and customisation challenges of these hybrid solutions by offering a discrete-component-based, space-grade DC-DC power converter family that now includes 28V-input, 50W radiation-tolerant options.
1 year ago

Microchip announces baseless power module family development

In the race to reduce aircraft emissions, developers increasingly are moving toward more efficient designs including electrical systems that replace today’s pneumatics and hydraulics powering everything from on-board alternators to actuators and Auxiliary Power Units (APUs).
1 year ago

Microchip hails JEDEC qualification ‘first’ for FPGA

Microchip Technology has unveiled the first Radiation Tolerant (RT) FPGA that offers the low cost of a JEDEC-qualified plastic package - plus the proven reliability of RTG4 FPGA technology and decades of spaceflight heritage - so they do not need to be screened to full Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) procedures.
1 year ago

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