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13 July 2016

e2v increases space presence with new QML class V certified space grade data converters

e2v’s latest 12-bit space grade digital-to-analog data converter (DAC) has been awarded QML class V certification from the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

e2v’s EV12DS130B DAC device family has been awarded the globally recognised space qualification of QML class V by the US DLA, increasing e2v’s portfolio of QML qualified data converters. The certification is a great achievement for e2v as it is the highest level of qualification for a space integrated circuit. This qualification dramatically reduces the amount of product testing required, streamlining the process for adoption of e2v’s world leading data converters.

e2v already has over 3,000 data converter flight models in space and aims to further its space market share as it continues to increase its list of QML class V data converters. The certification of the EV12DS130B follows on just six months after e2v was awarded its first QML class V certification of space grade data converters, demonstrating e2v’s commitment to growing its presence in the space market.

The EV12DS130B operates in the microwave domain, boasting significant benefits for software defined RF systems in space, such as the removal of costly frequency converters. Its unrivalled performance makes it suitable for applications such as satellite communications, synthetic aperture radar imaging, global navigation satellite systems and other forms of scientific space-borne instruments.

Laurent Monge, Vice President of Semiconductors at e2v, commented, “We understand the time and investment our space customers dedicate to each program. Increasing our number of QML class V certified solutions helps to reduce space system design time by lowering the amount of product pre-testing required.”

The QML class V awarded to these parts, in addition to the QML class V ratings of e2v’s manufacturing facilities in France and the United States, reinforces e2v’s commitment to the space market.

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