New Drop-in Radiation-Tolerant Power Module for Space Market

Developed to support the Xilinx XQRKU060 FPGA, Mercury Systems’ RH5210 provides a drop-in SWaP-optimized power solution for radiation-sensitive applications and platforms such as remote-controlled robotic devices By Phoebe Grinter / 03 May 2022
Mercury Systems RH5210

Mercury Systems, Inc. has released the new RH5210 radiation-tolerant power module, the first in a series of ultra-compact radiation-hardened multi-output power supplies designed for commercial and space applications. 

Developed to support the Xilinx XQRKU060 FPGA, the RH5210 provides a drop-in SWaP-optimized power solution for many radiation-sensitive applications and platforms such as remote-controlled robotic devices, satellite and launch vehicles, mission-critical computing systems, and any electronic system with the potential for radiation exposure.

The advent of more cost-effective, Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellations is making on-orbit processing more accessible by lowering the barriers to entry. Also, accelerating the implementation of the new space economy requires a new breed of microelectronics. Mercury’s off-the-shelf power supply enables advanced edge-processing applications, accelerating the ability to bring AI processing directly to orbit in support of earth imaging, sensor fusion, and hypersonic missile threat mitigation.

“New satellites equipped with breakthrough digital payload electronics require high-density, clean power to support advanced FPGAs required for low-latency, on-orbit edge processing,” said Tom Smelker, vice president and general manager, Mercury Microsystems. “Our new RHS5210 power module replaces several larger, standalone power supplies in typically half the space, freeing up valuable payload capacity for other critical electronics. It’s another example of how we partner with our customers and semiconductor companies to deliver commercial technology to the aerospace and defense industry at the speed of innovation.”

A trusted, secure, low-latency solution, the new RH5210 reduces back-end processing, and has key features such as: 

  • Offering 11 integrated power supplies with inductors
  • Simple, drop-in design for easy integration with Xilinx XQRKU060 FPGA
  • Built for space with fully rad-tolerant components
  • Onshore trusted manufacturing in a DMEA-accredited facility
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