Commercial Aviation Infrastructure Solutions
Microsemi technology has been used in all major commercial aviation platforms for many decades. Our broad product portfolio and capabilities, along with a proven track record of innovation, quality and reliability on aerospace platforms over the past 20 years, positions Microsemi to be a key partner on existing and future aerospace platforms. We continue to leverage our technology and extensive capabilities in this segment to support the ever-increasing electronic content in today's aircraft. Microsemi has evolved to become a leading edge systems solution provider for the most demanding aerospace applications.
The flagship product for commercial aviation flight control actuation system applications is the power core module (PCM) targeted specifically at More Electric Aircraft (MEA). The PCM features the highest and most complex level integration within Integrated Power Solutions line of products. The PCM includes an integrated Microsemi Flash based FPGA and Hybrid Power Drive (HPD) stage. The PCM controls the electrical motors used in applications such as primary flight control actuation and landing gear systems. It interfaces seamlessly with the aircraft power supplies and flight computers via telemetry interface, providing vital sensor feedback for health monitoring. Customization options are also available to ensure an optimized product
Documentation: Integrated Power Solutions Product Brief
Microsemi is an industry leader in power module solutions for aviation applications. Microsemi's rugged power modules support many different power topologies giving customer high level of flexibility at a greater power density over discrete solutions.
The portfolio features a wide range of hermetic and non-hermetic power switching module solutions for aircraft systems and we continue to evolve our product and capability roadmap to increase functionality, reduce weight and size, and improve reliability.
Microsemi is a pioneer in creating power switching devices and has been doing so since 1960. These devices form the foundation of power conversion, generation, and electrical motor control for commercial aviation applications.
Microsemi supplies innovative FPGAs based on antifuse and flash technologies, and also offers high-performance intellectual property (IP) cores, software development tools, and design services that are optimized for the high-reliability commercial aviation market. Our FPGA families have a 20-plus-year heritage of proven performance across product deployments in hundreds of commercial aviation systems on Airbus, Boeing, and other aircraft.
An aircraft is hit by lightning approximately once every 1000 flight hours. Transient Voltage Suppression Diodes provide critical protection by going into avalanche breakdown within no more than a few nanoseconds after a strike, clamping the transient voltage, and routing its current to the ground.
Microsemi has an established history of providing standard and custom high-reliability ICs to the aviation market. Our access to several process technologies and expertise in application specific, highly integrated circuit design has enabled us to offer leading solutions for embedded aviation systems.
Microsemi brings a comprehensive high-reliability product portfolio to air traffic control and commercial aviation applications, and has supplied high-performance RF solutions, microwave and millimeter wave devices, components and integrated assemblies for more than 30 years.
Discretes and MMICs
Microwave Modules and Subsystems
Microsemi is a global leader in designing and manufacturing a comprehensive portfolio of timing solutions including rubidium oscillators, crystals, crystal oscillators (XO, VCXO, TCXO, OCXO, EMXO, VCSO), crystal filters, Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) filters, and oscillator based modules for commercial aviation. We work closely with our customers to understand the application to develop the optimum solution that meets your requirements.
There are multiple applications for precision frequency control products in aviation, including radar, communications, engine control and navigation. Microsemi offers oscillators and saw filters for these applications.
Aviation applications present a unique set of challenges for frequency control products. Rapid and constant variations in temperature, pressure, and humidity degrade the long-term reliability and frequency stability of standard commercial oscillators and saw filters. Vibrations from engines and turbulence affect the survivability and spectral purity of the products. Microsemi offers products specifically engineered to eliminate or minimize the impact of these environmental conditions.
Microsemi Switchtec PCIe Gen3 Switches are the industry’s highest density, lowest power, high-reliability PCIe Gen3 switches for commercial aviation. To support a higher count of sensors and electronics with the More Electric Aircraft (MEA) movement, data throughput increases, driving a need for higher bandwidth and high-speed communication peripherals. Gen3 currently supports up to 8 GT/s interconnect performance bandwidth, with a roadmap up to 16 GT/s. Typical storage implementations for in-flight entertainment and video on-demand storage utilize ×2, ×4, ×8, and ×16 lane width interconnect configurations from the host root complex directly, or through PCIe switches, to endpoint PCIe storage devices.
With over 300 million Gigabit Ethernet ports shipped, Microsemi is a global leader in Ethernet switch and physical layer IC technology and IP. As industrial networks and other market segments worldwide have transitioned to Ethernet, Microsemi has been at the forefront of this transition with a growing portfolio of products with advanced features and efficient architectures that result in low power, scalability and highly reliable performance in the transmission of voice, video and data.
• Faster time to production with complete hardware and software solutions
Commercial aviation systems and applications keep pushing toward More Electric Aircraft (MEA) to improve fuel efficiency, support a higher count of electrical actuators and sensors, and to support higher data throughput for high speed communications. Increasing the number of electronic components increases the risk of security threats, particularly for programmable electronics, which have control over a large electronic system. Security sensitive and critical applications in commercial aviation include Design Assurance Level (DAL) A and B applications such as the main flight computers, cockpit displays, engine controls, actuator systems, braking systems, safety warning systems, cabin managements system and more.
Security starts during silicon manufacturing and continues through system deployment and operations. Microsemi's flash-based FPGAs represent the industry's most advanced secure programmable FPGAs.
Our flashed-based FPGA's include key capabilities required to create a trusted and secure hardware platform for a secure embedded system making them invulnerable to cloning, copying, and reverse engineering. Sensitive data in embedded systems is protected from attacks and uncompromised.
|G4M-Main AHB Verification and Validation Report||1.14 MB||09/2014|
|G4M-eSRAM to AHB Verification and Validation Report||1.00 MB||09/2014|
|G4M-FDDR Verification and Validation Report||1.28 MB||09/2014|
|G4M-Mathblock Verification and Validation Report||2.21 MB||09/2014|
|G4M-MDDR Verification and Validation Report||442 KB||09/2014|
|CAN Conformance Test Report||1.58 MB||06/2013|
|G4M-PCIe Verification and Validation Report||1.37 MB||10/2014|
PolarFire Validation Artifacts
|PolarFire-LSRAM-uSRAM-uPROM Validation Results||4.20 MB||05/2018|
|PolarFire-Mathblock Silicon Validation Results||1.51 MB||03/2018|
|PolarFire-PCIe End Port Validation Results||6.34 MB||06/2019|
|PolarFire-PCIe Root Port Silicon Validation Results||4.33 MB||06/2019|
Microsemi provides these reports upon request. We compiled a product dissimilarity chart to help our customers choosing dissimilar FPGAs from different product families for redundant systems.
Aviation and Defense Newsletter Archive
Microchip products have been used in all major aviation platforms for many decades. As a result of our acquisition of Microsemi, Microchip has evolved to become a leading-edge systems solution provider for the most demanding aerospace applications. We offer a broad portfolio of products and capabilities that come with a proven track record of innovation, quality and reliability on aerospace platforms over the past 20 years. In this newsletter we will provide important updates about new product releases, qualification and neutron testing results, hardware/kits, engineering samples, events, documentation, and software for our portfolio. Please forward this newsletter to your colleagues and friends who are interested in receiving important updates about our solutions.
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- Ethernet and PoE Solutions Ethernet PHYs
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