Texas Instruments Space-optimized plastic-wrapped components featured in Spirit Electronics podcast interview
New space programs must be built inexpensively in a higher volume while meeting radiation tolerance and harsh environment requirements for mission success
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, October 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Spirit Electronics, a value-added microelectronics distributor, today posted an interview with Gary Reichmuth, general manager of aerospace and defense at Texas Instruments, about their Spirit: Behind the screen podcast that discusses the performance and functionality of TI’s Space EP devices. TI’s line of state-of-the-art plastic devices are designed for low Earth orbit (LEO) space missions and are capable of delivering spatial reliability at lower production costs.
“TI has a long history in the space market,” says Gary Reichmuth. “We have parts of the Voyager missions which are now in interstellar space. But as you know, the market is changing and we are seeing this new change. Reichmuth and Marti McCurdy, podcast host and CEO of Spirit Electronics, discuss the applications of New Space, which refers to the recent advent of commercial and private space flights and programs over traditional government-run programs. Many commercial and private companies are investing in satellite constellations and low Earth orbit launches as opposed to deeper space missions.
These LEO missions, while not exposed to the harshest radiation and temperatures in deep space, must still be flown in radiative environments and severe temperature changes as they rapidly orbit the planet. . TI’s Space EP products come with acceptance tests for radiation batches up to 20 krad. Space EP components are also constructed with plastic packaging, making them less expensive than traditional ceramics. Reichmuth explains that this also increases the performance of Space EP by avoiding parasitic losses associated with ceramic packaging.
TI’s Space EP product family includes data converters, power supplies, low voltage drop regulators, supervisors and transceivers, with other products slated for release in the near future. . Spirit Electronics is TI’s only authorized bathroom (Small Disadvantaged Business) and markets Space EP devices in the aerospace market.
“TI’s extensive offering helps us manage our customers’ BOMs,” says McCurdy. “We are truly an engineering distributor, and TI supports extraordinary conversations like this with in-depth knowledge gained over decades. “
About Spirit: Behind the Screen:
Spirit: Behind the Screen is a podcast produced by Spirit Electronics and hosted by CEO Marti McCurdy. Episodes include interviews on aerospace and defense industry trends, high reliability products, value-added testing and screening programs, supply chain management and operations of small enterprises. Guest interviews include industry CEOs and product managers, as well as members of the Spirit team and military veterans. The show is published on most podcast platforms.
Spirit Electronics is a value-added distributor offering a wide range of electronic components, testing services, PCB assembly and logistics services. Spirit is a small, veteran-owned, women-owned company (VOWOSB) with HUBZone certification, providing relief from diversity requirements to defense and aerospace customers. Spirit’s newly expanded facility is located in Phoenix, Arizona, with sales offices in New England, San Jose, and Irvine, California.
For more information or to listen to the podcast, visit https://www.spiritelectronics.com/resourcecenter/spirit-behind-the-screen-podcast/.