The number of satellites in low-Earth orbit is increasing rapidly as accessibility to space improves. Reducing launch costs are opening up opportunities for private companies, as the data collected by satellites is valuable in a wide range of sectors including agriculture, the military, telecoms, mapping, mining and energy.
Not all applications require full space-grade parts; many satellite constellations are designed only to reach low orbit, which poses an entirely different set of conditions than the harsher environment of outer space. However, risk management in this “New Space” remains crucially important.
Our Solutions for Space:
EPC Space provides revolutionary high-reliability radiation hardened enhancement-mode gallium nitride power management solutions for space and other harsh environments.
Radiation hardened GaN-based power devices address critical spaceborne environments for applications including power supplies, light detection and ranging (lidar), motor drive and ion thrusters. Beyond the performance improvement inherent from using GaN-based devices, EPC products offer superior radiation hardness under heavy ions (SEE) and gamma radiation (TID).
celitas’ photonic technologies enable satellite mission success for geostationary, medium-earth orbit (MEO) and low-earth orbit (LEO) space satellites, and have a proven pedigree for reliable deployment on extended probe missions.
Excelitas has deep heritage in the manufacture of robust YAG-enhanced photodiodes and hybrid receivers, quadrant detectors, optical components and radiation-hard space glass for optical solar reflectors and coverglasses.
Microchip offers one of the industry’s most comprehensive space product portfolio of radiation-hardened and radiation-tolerant solutions that includes high-performance MCUs, MPUs, FPGAs, memories, communication interfaces, frequency and timing solutions, mixed-signal ICs, custom power supplies, diodes, transistors, RF components and more. Products are qualified to the most stringent government, NASA, DLA and ESA standards.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (formerly Isolink) is a leading global supplier of high performance and hermetically sealed RFIC and optoelectronic, radiation tolerant components.
Skyworks have pioneered the miniaturisation of some of the most advanced optoelectronic components that operate in full Military and Space applications with temperature ranges of -55°C to +125°C and beyond.
PT is a global leader in providing innovative power conversion solutions for use in avionics, military, space, and industrial applications. VPT offers high reliability DC-DC converters, EMI filters, accessory power products, and custom engineering services for the rapid development of critical power systems.
VPT creates products and services for demanding environments according to the highest industry standards, carrying MIL-PRF-38534 Class H&K, ISO 9001, and many other facility certifications.