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TI Semiconductor Products Approved for Space-Based Designs

New Devices in TI's QML Class V Product Line

Sep 23, 2003

DALLAS (September 23, 2003) - In support of the demanding nature of critical space applications, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE: TXN] announced today the release of several new military performance-38535 (MIL-PRF-38535) Qualified Manufacturer List (QML) Class V (space) products. Various power management, analog and mixed-signal, digital logic and digital signal processor (DSP) products from TI have been approved for TI´s QML Class V line. The new devices are ideal for space-based applications such as satellite systems, space stations, launch vehicles, exploration vehicles, planetary robots and many more. (See www.ti.com/space.)
"Satellite systems, space flight and exploration requirements continue to outgrow the available space-level component technologies," said Claude Huffer, general manager for TI's military semiconductor division. "With the new QML Class V products, TI is meeting the demand for greater performance, lower power, higher integration levels and cost effectiveness."

Available Products

To meet the system performance and reliability requirements of the space market, TI offers Class V power supply products including voltage regulators, switching power supply controllers, voltage supervisors, virtual ground generators, intelligent power devices and power DMOS arrays. In addition, the QML Class V product line includes a strong analog and mixed-signal portfolio. Complexity ranges from a low voltage single op amp to a high speed, high-resolution analog-to-digital converter (ADC). Also offered in this group are LVDS high-speed differential drivers and receivers.

Supporting the rigorous demands of the space industry, TI currently offers digital logic products for high-speed CMOS (HC and HCT families) and advanced high-speed CMOS (AHC, AHCT, AC and ACT families). QML Class V digital logic products also include low power Schottky in the LS family and low voltage CMOS and BiCMOS in the LVC and LVT families.

A Class V processing option for the SMJ320C6701 DSP has been developed for space-based designs that require high performance, floating-point DSP capability. Following are a few features of the C6701:

  • 7-, 6-ns Instruction Cycle Time 
  • 150-, 167-MHz Clock Rate 
  • Eight 32-bit Instructions/Cycle 
  • Up to 1 GFLOPS Performance 
  • Pin-Compatible with SMJ320C6201 Fixed-point DSP, Ceramic Ball Grid Array Package 
  • Extended Operating Temperature Ranges:  W-temp - 55°C to 115°C, S-temp - 40°C to 90°C 

TI is currently evaluating the release of other Class V processed ceramic DSPs.