FPGA processor and power drive module for commercial aviation introduced by Microsemi

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo, Calif., is introducing the aerospace power core module (PCM) with an integrated field programmable gate array (FPGA) and hybrid power drive (HPD) stage for commercial aviation applications.

Dec 19th, 2016
By Intelligent Aerospace staff
By Intelligent Aerospace staff

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo, Calif., is introducing the aerospacepower core module (PCM) with an integrated field programmable gate array (FPGA) and hybrid power drive (HPD) stage for commercial aviation applications.

The PCM controls the electrical motors used in applications such as primary flight control actuation, landing gear systems and other systems. The device interfaces with aircraft power supplies and flight controllers to provide sensor feedback for health monitoring.

Microsemi's PCM is a power solution for actuation and power conversion applications, including landing systems, de-icing systems, wheels and braking systems, high lift, and primary and secondary flight control actuation systems.

Customization options also are available. The PCM developed in partnership with Airbus, for example, has been for harsh environments and has undergone a application-specific qualification and reliability program.

The Airbus design by Microsemi accommodates a wide range of voltages, including the emerging 540 volt supply rail being introduced on generation of commercial aircraft. The design process is structured on the DO-254 quality standard.

For more information contact Microsemi online at www.microsemi.com.

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