The space market is being driven by four major trends: the growth of high throughput satellites, support for additional frequency bands and wider bandwidths, increased use of configurable and mixed-use payloads and the introduction of small and cube satellite solutions. These trends are driving up the semiconductor content due to higher numbers of satellites but also growing complexity.
Flight heritage, high reliability and radiation tolerance are all key factors for space products. Peregrine has over 15 years of flight heritage, and the silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) process is proven to be immune from single event latch-up (SEL) and enhanced low dose rate sensitivity (ELDRS) —making it ideal for space applications.
Peregrine has a broad portfolio of high-reliability products for space applications including phase-locked loops (PLL), prescalers, mixers, digital step attenuators (DSA), switches and point-of-load (POL) DC-DC converters. These products are offered by e2v through a strategic reseller agreement. Visit e2v for information on Peregrine’s Hi-Rel space products.