Mercury announces drop-in radiation-tolerant power supplies for the space market

1 min read

Mercury Systems has launched a 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-optimised power solution for radiation-sensitive applications and platforms such as satellite and launch vehicles, remote-controlled robotic devices, mission-critical computing systems, and any electronic system with the potential for radiation exposure.

With the advent of more cost-effective, low earth orbit (LEO) constellations making on-orbit processing more accessible by lowering the barriers to entry, a new breed of microelectronics is required. Mercury’s off-the-shelf power supply has been developed to enable 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 our how we partner with our customers and semiconductor companies to deliver commercial technology to the aerospace and defence industry at the speed of innovation.”