Few technology applications are positioned to benefit from high-power RF GaN device insertion to the extent as space payloads. Costing roughly $10,000 per pound of payload to launch a satellite into space, the benefit of small, lightweight hardware is obvious. The trend toward low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellations is increasing the pressure to develop cost-saving technologies. While GaN is well-positioned to deliver these benefits, its use is not without challenges. To maximize the mean time between failures (MTBF), the thermal conduction path away from the device must be carefully designed. As an added challenge, the lack of industry heritage using GaN in space requires thorough analysis and additional qualification testing. content
Today's space imaging systems require radiation-tolerant NAND flash components with advanced error correction, packaged in lightweight, rugged VPX form factors.
JPL required a reliable, rad-tolerant storage device with large storage capacity. Mercury delivered the RH3440 SSDR, enabling high-performance on-orbit sensor data processing and storage.
Whether you application demands space-level reliability for RF components or storage devices, we have the design, manufacturing and test expertise to deliver the right solution.
GaN-based power amplifiers are ideal choice when your program requires high power, at high frequencies and in a small space.
By working at the chip level and leveraging new 2.5D system-in-package capabilities, designers can combine complex semiconductor dies into a single component while maintaining trust and security.
In order to minimize cost and time-to-market, the hardware must be flexible and modular. To address this emerging-need, we have developed a multi-channel, coherent system architecture.
An overview of Mercury’s broad RF, microwave and mixed-signal solutions including compact components and highly integrated, modular assemblies.