Aeroflex develops quarter-micron rad-hard ASICs for satellites

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., 9 June 2005. Aeroflex Inc. in Colorado Springs, Colo., is offering radiation-hardened application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) in 0.25-micron technology for satellite applications.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., 9 June 2005. Aeroflex Inc. in Colorado Springs, Colo., is offering radiation-hardened application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) in 0.25-micron technology for satellite applications.

The company completed qualification for the U.S. government Qualified Manufacturing List (QML) class Q and class V production for the devices, called RadHard-by-Design.

Aeroflex officials claim they are the only quarter-micron technology radiation-hardened ASIC supplier with QML Q and V certification, which comes from the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) in Columbus, Ohio.

These ASICs can withstand total-ionizing-dose radiation levels from 100 kilorads to more than one megarad, and have as many as 3 million usable gates, company officials say.

Aeroflex officials say they plan to develop 150-nanometer and 90-nanometer radiation-hardened digital technologies, and to introduce analog building blocks for radiation-hardened ASICS with 10-, 5-, and 3.3-volt capabilities.

For more information contact Aeroflex online at www.aeroflex.com.

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