Radiation-hardened multiplexers for manned spacecraft and satellites introduced by Intersil

MILPITAS, Calif., 28 Aug. 2015. Intersil Corp. in Milpitas, Calif., is introducing the ISL71840SEH and ISL71841SEH radiation-hardened multiplexers for manned spacecraft and satellites.

Aug 28th, 2015
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

MILPITAS, Calif., 28 Aug. 2015. Intersil Corp. in Milpitas, Calif., is introducing the ISL71840SEH and ISL71841SEH radiation-hardened multiplexers for manned spacecraft and satellites.

The multiplexer power electronics devices offer solid electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection and signal chain accuracy and timing performance. The ISL71840SEH 30-volt 16-channel multiplexer is a drop-in replacement for Intersil's HS9-1840ARH, which has been aboard satellite and space exploration missions like the NASA Orion spacecraft flight test.

For applications with form factor constraints, the ISL71841SEH 30-volt 32-channel multiplexer offers high-performance and 41 percent reduced board space compared with an ISL71840SEH two-chip solution.

The ISL71840SEH and ISL71841SEH rad-hard multiplexers capitalize on Intersil's proprietary silicon-on-insulator process, which provides single event latch-up (SEL) robustness in heavy ion environments. The enhanced 8-kilovolt ESD protection eliminates the need for external protection diodes on the input pins.

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The ISL71840SEH and ISL71841SEH offer over-voltage protection on a per-switch basis to maintain the continuous processing of telemetry test points. If any input channel experiences an over-voltage condition, the remaining channels continue sending data to the A/D converter.

Both multiplexers provide a cold spare redundant capability, allowing the connection of two or three additional unpowered multiplexers to a common databus.

For more information contact Intersil online at www.intersil.com.

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