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Microchip Technology Inc

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Shane O'Donnell

  • Aerospace Centre Manager

Overview

Microchip Technology Incorporated is a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs, which reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market. The company's solutions serve more than 120,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defence, communications and computing markets. 

Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For the space market, Microchip have a dedicated European business unit facility located in France and employs over 300 people in its Nantes, Rousset and Ennis, Ireland locations, with the capability to manage full product development from initial design to final space qualified device, working closely with ESA and CNES space agencies. For more information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.com/aerospace. 

Our expertise

Microchip Aerospace and Defence - Microchip has been developing space solutions for almost six decades and has played an important role in a wide variety of space programmes globally. The company has a proven track record for innovation, quality and reliability, and continues to build on that legacy with an impressive portfolio of industry-leading new products and technology innovations. Microchip’s high-reliability products and solutions have been used in applications that require high levels of radiation-hard-ness for trips to the moon, Mars and beyond. We have always responded to the specific needs of space applications and have a longstanding commitment to the space market. 
 
With one of the industry’s most comprehensive space products portfolios, we provide radiation-hardened and radiation-tolerant solutions including high-performance FPGAs, microcontrollers, microprocessors, communication interfaces, memories and digital and mixed-signal ASICs, precise frequency and timing solutions with space-grade oscillators, mixed-signal ICs, isolated DC-DC converter modules, custom power supplies, hybrid solutions, MOSFETs, diodes, transistors, RF components and custom solutions. We are committed to supporting our products throughout the lifetime of our customer’s programmes.

Service domain

  • Ground Segment Systems 

  • Human Spaceflight 

  • Launchers 

  • Satellite Applications 

  • Satellite Technology 

Technology domain

  • EEE Components 

  • Ground Station Systems and Networks 

  • On Board Data Systems 

  • RF Payload and Systems 

  • Space Systems Controls 

Products, services and projects

Products: ASIC, MCU, MPU, Memory, Ethernet, CAN, SpaceWire, FPGA, Mixed Signal Devices, Oscillators, TCxO, VCxO, Caesium Clocks, BJT, DC-DC, Relays, SAW Filters, RF Diodes/Transistors & GaAs pHEMT MMICs 
Services: Custom product, test and screening, special packaging within Europe. 

European facilities capable of managing full product development through to final space qualified device. 

ESA Heritage: Swarm, SolarOrbiter, Sentinel Family, Rosetta, Quantum, Metop Series, Planck, Galileo, Meteosat, Columbus, ExoMars, Proba Series, Alphasat, Bepicolumbo, Gaia. 

Other Heritage: JUNO, SMAP, MMS, GOES.

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