Smiths Interconnect Introduces New SMT Space Qualified Resistors and Terminations

Smiths Interconnect Introduces New SMT Space Qualified Resistors and Terminations

Smith’s Interconnect, a leading provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave, optical and radio frequency products has announced the addition of the CXH Surface Mount Outrigger Resistors and Terminations to its SpaceNXT HC Series of fixed and temperature variable attenuators (View Products).

The SpaceNXT HC Series is specifically designed and tested to meet the space orbit environmental criteria. It is offered in a high-volume solution that leverages the Smiths Interconnect’s space heritage to improve reliability and performance over a QPL or COTS product.

The new SpaceNXT HC-CXH outrigger resistors and terminations are now available from a standard part list that eliminates the need for time-consuming drawings and specifications. They provide an easy-to-use and cost-effective solution with proven mission assurance and are supplied with all the necessary test and qualification data to ensure space flight compliance.

The SpaceNXT HC-CXH outrigger resistors and terminations use a patented layout to offer improved power handling over conventional surface mount solutions without compromising broadband performance. This makes the HC-CXH products suited for a wide array of RF applications, particularly in the Space and Defence markets.

Tullio Panarello, VP and General Manager of the Fibre Optics and RF Components Business Unit at Smiths Interconnect said that Smiths Interconnect’s proven expertise in RF component design has resulted in a product series ideal for high-reliability applications such as those in space orbit environments. To aid RF designers achieve elite performance, they offer multiple configurations, power handling and material options, improving design flexibility and adaptability.

The power increase from the patented design (US 8, 994, 490), with added solderable outrigger pads on the sides of the chip, allows dissipating significantly more power through the extra thermal paths (approximately 4-12 times more than conventional flip-chip solutions).

The HC-CXH resistors and terminations are designed for surface mount (SMT) applications, manufactured using robust thick film process technology, are lead-free and are RoHS compliant.

The CXH Series is designed for surface mount (SMT) applications and offers:

  • Flight units with 100% group A screening with optional Group B and C qualification
  • Totally passive DC-27 GHz solution for broadband applications.
  • Available lot qualification for higher reliability.
  • Small footprint for space and weight savings
  • Power handling performance-tested based on MIL-PRF-55432 to ensure series qualification.

Click here to learn more about the SpaceNXT HC-CXH outrigger resistors and terminations.

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