Microchip at Space Forum 2019
Microchip’s most recent Space Forum events in October and November 2019 provided a showcase for our most innovative space-related products, capabilities, and system solutions. We provided demonstrations of how the interoperation of our latest products can accelerate your development time and showed how Microchip's Sub-QML and COTS-to-RT components help address the challenges of meeting system performance and reliability goals while also saving costs.
Updates on radiation testing, reliability and qualification testing were provided, and details on new products including FPGAs, clocks, oscillators, mixed signal devices, microcontrollers and microprocessors were presented.
You can watch videos of these presentations by clicking the ‘Presentation’ tab below.
- Update on the qualification and radiation characterization of our RTG4™ FPGAs
- Information on our next-generation radiation-tolerant RT PolarFire® FPGAs
- Radiation-tolerant Mixed Signal Integrated Circuits for Telemetry and Motor Control
- Oscillators and clocks for space applications
- Radiation-hardened and radiation-tolerant microcontrollers, microprocessors and mixed signal ASICs
- Radiation-tolerant power solutions including DC-DC converters, relays, hybrids and discrete components
Palace Hotel - Noordwijk aan Zee
October 24, 2019
0800 to 1700 hrs
November 13, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. PST
November 19, 2019
0830 to 1730 hrs
Courtyard by Marriott Ahmedabad
November 21, 2019
0830 to 1730 hrs
Microchip Space Forum Americas 2019 Presentations
RTG4 Update: Qualification, Radiation, Sub-QML
Minh Nguyen, Sr. Marketing Manager, RT FPGAs
This presentation provides updates on radiation, qualification and flight heritage for RTG4 FPGA, Microchip’s fourth-generation Flash-based radiation-tolerant FPGA. We also introduce our Sub-QML FPGAs, which combine the radiation tolerance of QML components with our spaceflight heritage to permit lower screening requirements, resulting in lower cost and shorter lead times.
RTG4 Tips and Tricks
Ryan Mohen, Sr. Staff Applications Engineer, FPGA Business Unit
This session summarizes key guidelines for the efficient and effective use of RTG4 FGPA features and the Libero® SoC Design Suite. Specific topics highlight recent updates to data sheets, user guides and software.
RT FPGA Roadmap
Ken O’Neill, Director, Marketing, Space and Aviation
Microchip's RT PolarFire® FPGAs offer a path to cost saving and reduced power consumption while providing higher density and performance than previously available in radiation tolerant FPGAs. In this presentation we provide an overview of the RT PolarFire FPGA product line and look at the power savings it brings. Radiation test data is also reviewed.
Space Timing Products
Peter Cash, Director of Clock Products, Frequency and Timing Business Unit
Offering extensive experience in precision quartz oscillators and atomic clocks for space applications, Microchip provides 70+ Cesium atomic clocks and 800+ crystal oscillators for key programs such as GPS, SBIRS, and multiple NASA missions. We continue to deliver cutting-edge technology with the introduction of the Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) with atomic accuracy at the lowest available SWaP for commercial and defense applications in Low Earth Orbit (LEO).
Scott Murphy, Product Line Manager, Vectron Business Unit
Vectron® space-qualified oscillator platforms and supporting hi-rel standard documentation should be used by OEMs for specifying crystal oscillators in place of an SCD to save a significant amount of time and money. With seven decades of spaceflight heritage, Vectron has the broadest portfolio of space FCP content in the industry.
Microprocessors, Microcontroller and Memories
Casey McCoy, Applications Manager, Aerospace and Defense Group
Rad-Tolerant & High-Reliability ARM/AVR micro-controllers are presented, with their commercial development software and commercial development boards. Rad-Hard (RHBD) ARM micro-controllers use the same commercial development software, but with dedicated development boards. RH and RT micro-controllers are contrasted for various orbits and missions.
Mixed Signal / Space Systems Managers
Dorian Johnson, High Reliability Product Marketing Manager
Our mixed-signal ICs for space applications offer significant reductions in board space and weight, resulting in improved reliability and ease of design. In this presentation we discuss our mixed-signal portfolio that includes telemetry, motor control, drivers and power management integrated circuits that are radiation hardened by design. Our extensive history and capability in designing and supplying custom solutions is also presented.
RH Discretes and Space Power Modules
Paul Schimel, Principal Power Applications Engineer
This tutorial on radiation hardness includes the effects, mechanisms and design mitigation techniques. It also showcases our radiation-hardened discrete, power and power module products.
Application Focus / Total System Solution
Casey McCoy, Applications Manager, Aerospace and Defense Group
Microchip's Total System Solutions (TSS) are discussed in the context of our expanding rad-tolerant/rad-hard portfolio. Learn how our RT and RH FPGAs and microcontrollers work together for in-flight reprogramming and also work with our portfolio of RT/RH companion products for creating a wide range of GNSS, motor control, digital power, SpW, Ethernet CAN and other application.
Director, High Reliability Product Marketing
Ken O'Neill is the director of high reliability product marketing for space and aviation at Microchip Technology, and has supported applications in space, aviation and other high-reliability markets for more than 25 years. He originally joined Microsemi in June 1990 as an FPGA product marketing engineer and has held several marketing and field applications engineering positions. Before joining Microsemi, Ken served as a design engineer with Hewlett-Packard's Computer Peripherals group. Prior to that, he was a design engineer with Racal-Comsec Ltd. Ken holds a bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Reading, England.
Principal Power Applications Engineer
Paul Schimel is a principal power electronics engineer for aerospace and defense at Microchip Technology. He has over 23 years of theoretical and hands-on experience in power electronics spanning military/aerospace, automotive and industrial markets. His work regularly includes module design, DC-to-DC converter design, device level analysis, root cause analysis, failure analysis, EMI mitigation, PCB layout, control loop compensation, inverter design, transformer design, rotating machine design, bench level measurement and validation techniques and system-level analysis/comprehension. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and holds two FCC licenses (First Class Radiotelephone and Amateur Extra Class). Paul holds three patents on power electronics matters.
Senior Manager, Product Marketing
Minh Nguyen is a senior manager of product marketing at Microchip Technology and has supported the aerospace market for more than 10 years. She joined Microchip in 2006 as an applications engineer. In 2010, Minh took on a product marketing role supporting space and aviation FPGAs. Minh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Julian Di Matteo
Senior Product Marketing Engineer
Julian Di Matteo joined Microsemi, now Microchip Technology, in 2018, as a product marketing engineer supporting space and aviation customers. Prior to joining Microchip, he held applications and product engineering roles in the semiconductor industry, with extensive experience supporting commercial and high-reliability applications. Julian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida.
Marketing Product Line Manager
Stewart Hampton is a marketing product line manager for the space, defense and avionics groups within Microchip’s Frequency and Timing business unit. He has a background in defense applications, medical devices and telecommunications. Stewart is currently product lead for the market introduction of the Space Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) applications. Stewart has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Associate Director, Customer Experience Team
Abdullah Muktadir joined Actel, now Microchip Technology, in 1997 as an applications engineer. Since then, he has held several positions in applications and software engineering. He has more than 20 years’ experience in FPGA software tools verification and in supporting high-reliability products and applications. Abdullah holds a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University in Kansas.
Product Line Manager
A native of western Pennsylvania, Scott is a product line manager for all space-qualified hybrid crystal oscillator platforms. With a total of 24 years working at the Mount Holly Springs, PA, facility, his previous roles include applications engineer, regional sales manager and strategic account manager. The last half of his career has been exclusively devoted to developing and marketing highly dependable products for the space industry. Before that, Scott served as a rotary wing aviation officer in the United States Army and participated in the Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm military campaigns. In 1989, Scott obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
High-Reliability Product Line Marketing Manager
Dorian Johnson is a product marketing manager for high-reliability ICs at Microchip Technology. She brings over 30 years of experience in design engineering, product engineering and product line management within the semiconductor industry. Dorian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Senior Staff Applications Engineer
Ryan Mohan joined Actel, now a division of Microchip Technology, in 2007 as an applications engineer providing technical support and creating technical documentation for many of the company’s space, aviation and high-reliability customers. In 2011, Ryan took on a field applications engineering role, supporting key customers in the US Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain territories, including the aerospace and defense market. Currently, Ryan supports tier-1 and strategic customers with design analysis/debug and critical issue resolution. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada.
Manager, Product Marketing
Nicolas Ganry is a product marketing manager for Microchip’s aerospace and defense solutions, which includes microprocessors, microcontrollers, memories and companion chips. He also oversees the business development activities in Europe and all other regions outside of the US. Located in Nantes, France, Nicolas works closely with European space agencies and industry leaders in the market. He joined Microchip in 2012, bringing with him 15 years of experience in system electronics, with a focus on hardware and software development for mobile phones. Nicolas has a master’s degree in engineering from Polytech Nantes, the Graduate School of Engineering at the University of Nantes and a master’s degree in business unit management from Audencia International Business School Nantes.
Casey McCoy is a US-based field applications engineer for the aerospace and defense applications team at Microchip Technology. He supports marketing across multiple product lines that include microprocessors, microcontrollers, memories and companion chips. Based in San Jose, CA, Casey provides technical support to various NASA facilities and a broad base of participants in the aerospace industry. He came to Microchip from Atmel, which he joined in 1998, and has 30 years of experience in electronics, primarily in ASIC design and IC applications support. He holds a master’s degree in engineering from San Francisco State University.
Senior Product Marketing Engineer
Pascale Charpentier is a senior product marketing engineer for Microchip’s aerospace and defense group located in Nantes, France. She has more than 15 years of experience driving product development programs in the semiconductor industry and more than five years of experience in business development for space-grade ASICs. Pascale has a master’s degree equivalent in Materials Science/Physics from Polytech Nantes and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Physics obtained in 1999.