New Space / Space 2.0 – The Business of Space

Over the past few years, a revolution has occurred in the space market. New companies are entering this market with plans for low earth orbit constellations offering world wide internet, earth observation or private networks. They want the benefits of lower cost Commercial Off The Shelf  (COTs) components combined with a degree of radiation tolerance. Avnet Silica is working with their semiconductor partners to support this dynamic new market area. These suppliers are using their vast knowledge and long experience of supporting traditional radiation-hardened components to come up with innovative, lower cost, reliable radiation tolerant components.

We offer components from our supplier partners: Xilinx, Renesas, Microchip and GSI. 


Review our aerospace, defense linecard and capabilities

Whether ground based, sea based, avionic or space, Avnet supplies parts for applications requiring high reliability and the ability to withstand high radiation.

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How to leverage GaN in small satellite new space application

Our whitepaper explains how gallium nitride (GaN) field-effect transistors (FETs) are an optimal fit for satellite applications. They enable more efficient switching, higher frequency operation, reduced gate drive voltage and smaller solutions sizes compared to traditional silicon counterparts.

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Microchip Libero® SoC Design Suite

Libero SoC Design Suite v12.4 is available with a number of major updates. First, we’re introducing a new radiation-tolerant PolarFire RTPF500T-CG1509-MIL FPGA device. This release is also delivering production timing and power data for PolarFire 100T/200T/300T FPGA military devices for 1.0V STD and -1 speed grade and preliminary timing and power data for PolarFire100T/200T/300T FPGA military devices for 1.05V STD and -1 speed grade.
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NXP i.QorIQ® LS1028A

The Layerscape LS1028A industrial applications processor includes a TSN-enabled Ethernet switch and Ethernet controllers to support converged IT and OT networks. Two powerful 64-bit Arm®v8 cores support real-time processing for industrial control, as well as virtual machines for edge computing in the IoT. The integrated GPU and LCD controller enable Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems with next-generation interfaces. 

Xilinx XQRKU060 - RT Kintex® UltraScale™ FPGA

XQR Kintex® UltraScale™ FPGAs are high-performance monolithic FPGAs with a focus on performance. High DSP and block RAM-to-logic ratios and next-generation transceivers combined with space-grade packaging to handle vibration and handling requirements for launch and operation enable a new generation of high-density FPGAs for on-orbit reconfiguration targeted for applications like on-board processing, digital payloads, remote sensing, and many more.


e2v EV12AD550

EV12AD550A is the first ever dual channel, S-band capable, space grade ADC designed to offer system simplification and cost reduction in space applications.



SAMV71Q21RT ARM Microcontroller

The SAMV71Q21RT is a radiation tolerant microcontroller (MCU) providing the best combination of connectivity interfaces along with highest processing levels. The SAMV71Q21RT is designed for enhanced radiation performances, extreme temperature and high reliability in aerospace application.



Renesas Intersil ISL71610M and ISL71710M Digital Isolators

Intersil-Renesas' digital isolators aid in the design of discrete isolated power supply designs as well as isolated serial communications interfaces. There is a tremendous need for reliable isolator products in the satellite market.


GSI Technology

Rad-Hard & Rad-Tolerant SRAMs

GSI Technology is excited to introduce several new high performance Radiation-Hardened synchronous SRAMs, SigmaQuad-II+ and SyncBurst & NBT families of products.