Teledyne e2v HiRel announced the release of a new space commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) phase locked loop (PLL) designed to deliver exceptional performance and reliability in space applications.

The TDPL97240 is packaged in a small, 7 x 7 mm, non-hermetic, epoxy sealed, ceramic quad, no-leads, flat package that offers 75 percent board size reduction versus the standard space grade ceramic part. It is radiation tolerant to 100 krad total ionizing dose and built on silicon-on-sapphire technology. This gives the PLL natural radiation tolerance and immunity to single-event latch-up effects. It also has a lock frequency range of 50 MHz to 5 GHz, dual modulus prescaler (5/6 and 10/11) for greater frequency flexibility and capability of either serial interface or direct pin programming.

"We are thrilled to offer our customers a cost-effective solution that delivers the high-reliability and high performance needed for space applications," said Mont Taylor, vice president of marketing and product management at Teledyne e2v HiRel. "Our new space COTS PLL is the ideal solution for LEO applications that also require radiation performance."

The device is qualified in accordance with the NASA EEE-INST-002 specification and undergoes rigorous testing and validation to ensure that it meets the necessary space requirements. The cost-effective nature of the space COTS solution opens new opportunities for customers who may have previously been unable to afford more expensive traditionally qualified solutions.