Aeroflex announces TAQ8100 radiation-hardened programmable telemetry and controller

PLAINVIEW, N.Y., 18 Oct. 2007. Aeroflex Plainview in Plainview, N.Y., introduces the TAQ8100 programmable telemetry acquisition controller that provides as many as 56-channels of analog telemetry reporting for military and aerospace applications.

PLAINVIEW, N.Y., 18 Oct. 2007. Aeroflex Plainview in Plainview, N.Y., introduces the TAQ8100 programmable telemetry acquisition controller that provides as many as 56-channels of analog telemetry reporting for military and aerospace applications.

The TAQ8100 accesses data via a MIL-STD-1553B serial data bus for integration with mission-specific instrumentation.

Features of the TAQ8100 include a Phase Lock Loop (PLL) that generates modulator and demodulator clocks to implement transformer-coupled isolation circuits. This helps measure floating analog input voltages that are referenced to an electrically isolated return from the A-D converter and the TAQ8100 itself.

It comes with interface and control signals for a 12-bit A-D converter and a 56-input analog multiplexer. Two channels of the multiplexer are dedicated to reference voltages that are for automatic continuous calibration of all telemetry.

Supporting the MIL-STD-1553B data bus is an interface that operates with the Aeroflex UT69151 RadHard MMIT BC/RT/MT module and external RadHard UT28F256QLE PROM containing user-definable configuration parameters, as well as the microcode for the embedded 16-bit proprietary processor.

The TAQ8100 withstands total ionizing dose irradiation as strong as 100 kilorads and will be available as a Standard Microcircuit Drawing (SMD) by March 2008. Package offering is a 256-lead CQFP. For more information contact Aeroflex online at www.aeroflex.com.

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