Rad Hard

Communication ICs

Rad Hard Communication ICs


Microchip works with some of its key customers to make their ASIC designs available as standard products when they correspond to commonly used functions on the market. With this approach, Microchip offers space customers a set of SpaceWire dedicated products allowing them to build a complete SpaceWire network based on rad-hard devices.


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Rad Hard FPGAs


Microchip offers new alternatives for space applications with the SRAM-based FPGA series. In addition to their reprogrammability, Microchip FPGAs support innovative built-in Single Event Upset (SEU) protection. This allows application design without using mitigation techniques that can triple the gate count, thus saving development resources and FPGA cost.


Microchip rad hard FPGAs are intended for low gate count designs requiring low-power applications.



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Rad Hard Memories



Microchip has a long track record with memories (SRAM, DPRAM, FIFO and EEPROM) and its current space memory offering supports the space industry efforts for the rationalization of part variations with respect to size and format, package, power consumption and speed.


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For 30 years, Microchip France Aerospace has been a leading provider of highly integrated solutions to serve a wide variety of aerospace applications. We use the latest innovative commercial technologies like 8-bit AVR® MCUs and SMART ARM®-based MCUs and adapt them to rad-hard applications requirements to provide proven solutions, volumes, and long term reliability. With over 3,500 flight models delivered, our offering provides the most complete and cost-effective solutions available on the market.


Rad Hard Processors


Over the last 16 years, Microchip has steadily built a space microprocessor strategy based on the SPARC® architecture. With worldwide sales of over 3000 flight models featuring the Microchip® TSC695 — and already over 300 flight models with the Microchip AT697 — the Microchip SPARC processor roadmap boasts an unrivalled flight heritage.

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Rad Hard ASICs

Rad Hard ASICs


The Microchip Aerospace ASIC offering is enriched with new libraries each time the latest generation technology is introduced. As an example, the tenth generation of Aerospace ASIC technologies, the ATMX150RHA series, is a standard cells library characterized on the Microchip CMOS 0.15Μ technology. Combined with these libraries are multiple options for embedding dedicated blocks, such as SRAM, DPRAM, ROM, NVM and a catalog of analog IP’s. A MPW (Multi Project Wafer) service allows the users to lower the NRE.


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Rad Tolerant Devices

Rad Tolerant Devices


Microchip has over 30 years of experience with creating integrated solutions for the aerospace industry. The new Rad Tolerant family uses Microchip AVR® and SMART ARM® widely deployed MCUs to produce Aerospace devices using proven and industry-leading technology (core and peripherals). Compatible with the Microchip Studio development platform and commercial evaluation kits, the Rad Tolerant devices make product ramp up easy while lowering BOM and time-to-market.


Key Features:


  • Benefit from the full Microchip ecosystem to ease the development phase
  • Ceramic Hermetic Package – Radiation performance improvement compare to industrial, commercial or automotive version.
  • Latch up immune with SEL LET>60 Mev, SEU and TID performances characterization
  • Space grade quality flow
  • Full wafer lot traceability
  • Space screening
  • Space qualification


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