Rad hard RF
High reliability discrete solutions designed for demanding aerospace applications
Infineon Technologies is a leading supplier of discrete semiconductor devices for the worldwide space community. The product range of High Reliability (HiRel) products spans from microwave pin- and Schottky-diodes over a broad range of MW-transistors to radiation hard powerMOS transistors.
Contrary to the high-volume markets where low-cost plastic packages are used, Infineon semiconductor dies are assembled in hermetically sealed packages to create HiRel standard products for professional applications. It is important to note that high reliability components, including aerospace semiconductors take full advantage of the stabilized mass production of wafers for the consumer and commercial markets. The wafers are selected from the best controlled volume production and have to pass additional acceptance tests. Bare dies are also available from these specially approved and reserved wafers.
As a leading supplier of discrete semiconductor devices for the high reliability community, Infineon Technologies has an excellent reputation in space community for over 40 years. The device family includes radiation hard PowerMOS transistors, PIN- and Schottky-diodes, and microwave transistors. Based on the unique Infineon CoolMOS™ technology the radiation hard PowerMOS transistors are a worldwide benchmark for 650V, 250V, 150V, and 60V devices in radiation hardness and electrical performance. The TID hardness is specified up to 100 krad (300 krad on request) and SEE was tested up to LET55 with Xe and LET84 with Au ions.
All HiRel devices, including aerospace semiconductors, are also available as qualified chip (bare die) from specially approved and reserved wafers. The high reliability components offer proven reliability and are ideally suited for space applications. Infineon HiRel components are supplied in different quality levels: “P” for professional level used in Engineering Modules (EM) and “ES” for ESA space level for Flight Modules (FM).
All Infineon high reliability components are from European production and therefore unclassified in terms of export regulations.
With over four decades of supplying the space community with outstanding reliability and state-of-the-art technology, Infineon’s extensive range of high reliability components are best suited for aerospace and space applications that require robust and rugged construction.