TI opens its inventory of thousands of space-grade and military-grade products to help
aerospace and defense electronics companies meet the growing demand
Texas Instruments announced that it is making most of its high-reliability (HiRel) semiconductor products immediately available for online purchase on TI.com, helping aerospace and defense companies quickly get the authentic TI products they need for their next-generation space-grade and military-grade designs.
Engineers and purchasing managers can now access TI’s inventory of thousands of HiRel products on TI.com, including radiation-hardened and radiation-tolerant products in the qualified manufacturers’ list (QML) plastic, ceramic or metallic packages used in space, avionics, and defense system designs. Additionally, purchasers now have multiple options to select the date and lot codes before placing an order.
“Increasingly, customers are developing highly sophisticated satellites and other advanced electronics that must operate in harsh conditions, and our customers expect shorter supplier lead times to meet mission-critical project timelines,” said Gary Reichmuth, general manager for aerospace and defense systems at Texas Instruments. “With the vast inventory of our HiRel products available on TI.com, supported with lot selection options and associated documentation, customers will be able to obtain HiRel products and get to production faster than with other semiconductor suppliers.”
TI’s long history in aerospace and defense electronics
For over 60 years, TI integrated circuits have been used in many spacecraft and defense electronics in the United States, Europe, and other regions. TI has a long track record of manufacturing HiRel products, helping assure a steady supply of parts to customers who develop space, commercial and military applications. More than half of TI’s manufacturing sites are QML-certified, enabling the company to quickly qualify, manufacture and ship high-quality, reliable analog and embedded processing products.
Two of TI’s newest HiRel space products include DC/DC buck converters intended to help customers meet key power management challenges of different satellite mission profiles. The TPS7H4001-SP provides industry-leading power density for full QML-V, radiation-hardness-assured satellite applications, and the TPS7H4010-SEP offers the widest voltage range for the shorter missions of low-earth-orbit satellites.
In addition to power management, aerospace companies can purchase other TI devices on TI.com, such as the LMX2615-SP 40-MHz to 15-GHz wideband radio frequency synthesizer with phase synchronization and the new LMK04832-SP ultra-low noise clock jitter cleaner. Both of these clock and timing devices support the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) JESD204B standard and help to reduce design complexity and weight while increasing system stability in satellite systems.
Instant access to QML ceramic package material information
Traditionally, one of the biggest barriers to obtaining QML-V and QML-Q products has been accessing material content information for ceramic packaging before purchasing those products. To help solve this challenge, TI has added a quality, reliability, and packaging data download feature on TI.com, as well as details about the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS); registration, evaluation, authorization, and restriction of chemicals (REACH); and green status.