Highly Reliable Radiation-Tolerant Devices
Mercury Systems launched its latest NAND flash non-volatile memory device on 18 November.
Featuring a plastic ball-grid array (BGA) package, meeting NASA’s EEE-INST-002 space-grade application guidelines, these purpose-built radiation-tolerant devices are ideal for ultra-high density memory storage applications that require high reliability in high-radiation environments, such as space.
“Our new purpose-built flash memory augments the latest commercial semiconductor technology with trusted manufacturing and radiation tolerance, delivering a solution ideal for on-orbit data processing,” stated Tom Smelker, VP/GM, Mercury Microsystems. “It’s through this close collaboration with the semiconductor industry that Mercury is able to accelerate technology adoption in the new space economy, enabling more agile and cost-effective satellite constellations.”
The NAND flash memory’s 32 GB high-capacity storage makes it ideal for data-intensive applications, including artificial intelligence and machine learning. Its high reliability minimises failures in the field, while its optimal SWaP profile enables customers to deploy more memory in less space than other memory devices.